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HISTORY AND PURPOSE

History

The birth of the Young Marines was in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1958. The official charter was issued on 17 October 1965 and thereafter the program spread throughout the country.

Although chartered as a League Sponsored Organization, the Young Marines began to function as a subsidiary organization independently in 1974.


Purpose

The Young Marines program is open to all boys and girls aged 8 to 18. The Young Marines offer a variety of activities specifically designed:


Updated: October 2008