Young Marines

The Young Marines is the official youth program of the Marine Corps League. Founded in 1958 to promote the mental, moral and physical development of young Americans, the Young Marines offer a variety of activities specifically designed to develop greater self-esteem, discipline and self-confidence in its members.

Character building is one of the most important objectives of the Young Marine program, and all of its activities emphasize the importance of honesty, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, and a sense of devotion to God, country, community and family.

In July of 1993, the United States Marine Corps officially designated the Young Marines program as “the focal organization for fulfilling its participation in the Department of Defense’s drug demand reduction activities.”

Young Marines make a pledge to maintain a drug free lifestyle and are encouraged to influence family, friends, and schoolmates to share this commitment.

Our detachment sponsors the Delaware County Young Marines. They meet semi-monthly at the General Smedley D. Butler Reserve Unit in Folsom, PA.

For more details or further information for membership contact commanding officer Sargent Uwe Esser.

Young Marines Delaware County Detachment
Commander: Sargent Uwe Esser, 801.867.4307