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Code of Conduct

Article I: I am an American youth, proud of my country and our way of life. I am prepared to dedicate myself to educating others and myself in the history, traditions, and institutions thereof. I will do my best to live by the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

Article II: I will never let another Young Marine down of my own accord. If in-charge, I will do my best to ensure the safety and well-being of those for whom I am responsible. I will immediately report any suspicious activity or behavior to a registered adult.

Article III: If I am offered drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products, I will politely resist and refuse. I will make every effort to stay clear of situations involving gangs, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. I will not get involved in the same.

I will also aid my friends and schoolmates to stay clear of similar situations.

Article IV: I will always be loyal to my fellow Young Marines. I will make no statements nor take part in any action that may bring discredit to my God, country, family and Young Marines. If I am the senior Young Marine present,

I will take charge. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those senior to me and support them in every way.

Article V: When asked about the Young Marines Program, I will answer questions politely, respectfully and to the best of my ability. If I am asked a question that I do not know the answer to, I will refer the person asking the question to a registered adult. I will never give information that I am not certain of nor mislead those who are seeking information about the Young Marines Program.

Article VI: I will never forget that I am an American Youth and therefore the future of America, privileged with the freedom won and kept by the blood of those who fought to ensure our freedom. I am responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles that made my country free.

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