Welcome to the Swansboro Young Marines!!!

Swansboro Young Marines is located at VFW Post 9960, in Cedar Point, NC.  We are proud to be a part of a National Program for boys and girls between the ages of eight to the completion of high school.

Young Marines rely heavily upon teaching and instilling the 3 core values of Discipline, Teamwork, and Leadership. Our goal is to set a positive example; to instruct, inspire and develop leadership skills in our youth for America's future.

During recruit training, participants are instructed on Close Order Drill, Marine Corps Enlisted Rank Structure, Marine and Young Marine History, Basic Field Skills, and Military Customs and Courtesies, etc!  They participate in numerous activities including community service projects, encampments, team-building activities, and leadership schools, and much more!! Some of the activties are done with other Young Marine units to build commraderie.  

The Young Marines promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by giving instruction about the dangers of using drugs/alcohol and how to deal with negative peer pressure. 

Please click the link on the side to Contact/Join Unit.   We will contact you to setup a time to visit the unit so that we can meet your child and answer any questions that you or your child might have about the program.   

Melanie Foster
Unit Commander

Marianne Waldrop
Executive Officer 




Strengthening the lives of America's youth
A national youth program for boys and girls, ages eight through high school, focused on leadership, citizenship through community service, self-discipline, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.
Headquarters Young Marines
17739 Main Street, Suite 250
Dumfries, VA 22026

Combined Federal Campaign # 11954

800-717-0060 Phone
202-315-3594 Fax