The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.
The Lake Havasu City Young Marines recently held an Encampment for recruits. The Encampment is a requirement for the recruits to graduate to Young Marines and was held at Windsor 4. The recruits were there from Friday after school until Sunday at noon. During the Encampment, the recruits have campfires and sleep in tents. There were 18 recruits and 28 Young Marines that attended the Encampment.
Young Marine Sgt. McIntyre explained that “some of the things we’ve done this weekend are physical fitness training, knife safety, hiking, and basic teamwork and leadership skills.”
“The Young Marines has definitely straightened out my life and put me to the better side of things,” said YM Sgt. McIntyre.