Fort Meade Young Marines
Strengthing the Lives of America's Youth

                             About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program
for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school.
The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical
development of its members. The program focuses on character
building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps'
youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. 

Program Purpose

This page is from The Website for Young Marines

Purpose of the Young Marine Program

  1. To promote the mental, moral, and physical development of its members.
  2. To instill in its members the ideals of honesty, fairness, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, attention to duty, love of God, and fidelity to our country and its institutions.
  3. To stimulate an interest in, and respect for, academic achievement and the history and traditions of the United States of America.
  4. To promote physical fitness through the conduct of physical activities, including participation in athletic events and close order drill.
  5. To advocate a drug-free lifestyle through a continual drug prevention education program.


In the Young Marines program you are given oppurtunities to earn ribbons, visit places you have never been, to obtain a great amount of knowledge and the ability to become a leader.