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to the Capital Area – PA Young Marines website.  The Young Marines is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 youth education program for boys and girls ages eight through high school.  The program focuses on character building through a combination of self-discipline, teamwork and leadership, as well as promoting a healthy, drug free lifestyle.  The Young Marines is the official youth program of the U.S. Marine Corps and the focal point of the Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

The Capital Area – PA Young Marines was formed in 1989.  The Young Marines was founded in 1959, by the Brass City detachment of the Marine Corps League in Waterbury, CT. The Young Marines received their charter on October 17, 1965, and continues its affiliation with the Marine Corps League.  The Capital Area – PA Unit is supported by the Hummelstown, PA Marine Corps League Bob Smith Detachment #784.

We invite you to visit us at one of our Saturday Drill Sessions to meet and greet the Young Marines, to speak with the training instructors and staff, as well as see first hand what the Capital Area – PA Young Marine Program has to offer you and your child.  Please contact us, if you have any questions after visiting our website.

Semper Fi

Charles H. Nelson
Unit Commander

ABC27 News Story about Young Marines

Chester, our mascot!

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