We are the Emerald Coast Young Marines, one of over 300 units nation wide. Boys and girls ages 8 through High School.


Our regular meetings are “generally” the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Elks Lodge in Crestview from 0800 – 1300 hrs. We are also very active in the community, helping out where needed. Check out our calendar to find out when and where we will meet. All details are posted 4 days prior to meeting. Training days usually consist of PT, classroom, drill and team building exercises. We welcome all to come by anytime and see what we are all about. To become a Young Marine you must complete 26 hours of “boot camp”.


The Emerald Coast Young Marines, like all other Young Marine units, is not a government funded organization. We rely on the hard work of our Young Marines to raise our needed funds through various fundraising activities (car washes, candy sales, flag sales, etc). We also rely on the benevolence of the business community and service organizations. The adult staff is all volunteer and consists of former Marines, YM family members and members from all different professions within our community. If you are looking for a youth group to support please click on contact and let us know. We’ll make you Proud.