Promote the mental, moral and physical development of members. Instill the ideal of honesty, fairness, respect, loyalty, courage, dependability, attention to duty, love of God and fidelity to our country and its' institutions. Stimulate an interest in, and respect for, academic achievement and the history and traditions of the United States of America. Promote physical fitness through the conduct of physical activities which include participation in athletic events and close order drills. Advocate a drug free lifestyle through a continual drug prevention education program. Although the Young Marines is the US Marine Corp's official youth program to the Department of Defense for youth Drug Demand Reduction, the Young Marines is not a recruiting force for the US Marine Corps. The unit strives to instill the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment adopted by the Marine Corps to each of the members.
Recruits Enlisting into the Westover Young Marines
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 my 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.