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Mountaineer Platoon

The Mountaineer Platoon of the Young Marines is based in Oakland Md. Our Young Marines are from the surrounding areas of West Virginia  and Maryland. 

 The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's Future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurture and develop its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
 

The Young Marines was founded in 1958 by members of the Marine Corps League. The program was founded 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 drugfree lifestyle and are encouraged to influence family, friends, and schoolmates to share this commitment.

Young Marine Obligation
 

From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon God, my Country and its flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself. Semper Fidelis.

 Young Marine Creed


1. Obey my parents and all others in charge of me whether young or old.
2. Keep myself neat at all times without other people telling me to.
3. Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.
4. Keep my mind alert to learn in school, at home or at play.
5. Remember having self-discipline will enable me to control my body and mind in case of an emergency.

  

"Strengthing the Lives of America's Youth"