The Douglas County Young Marines was founded in 2005 as the Castle Rock Young Marines. In 2007 the name was changed to the Douglas County Young Marines because of the overwhelming support given to the unit by communities throughout Douglas County.
Currently, the unit consists of 43 Young Marines, ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old. The staff consists of 2 Marines and 3 civilian volunteers.
DCYM's color guard teams have competed in a national drill competitions. Our unit strives to continually challenge the Young Marines both physically and mentally while promoting a healthy drug-free lifestyle.
We meet every other Saturday from 0900-1500 at Lutheran High School Parker in Parker, Colorado. Interested individuals must first complete recruit training to earn the title of "Young Marine". For more information on the next recruit training schedule, please click on Recruit Training link at the top left of the page.
Douglas County Young Marines logo
The Douglas County Young Marines logo consists of the Eagle, symbol of this country, and the first part of the Marine Corps emblem, Ol' Glory, the first American Flag create one year after the founding of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775, the Mameluke sword, awarded to Lt. Presley O'Bannon after the Tripolian war, the fouled anchor and the globe, the two remaining parts of the Marine Corps emblem (EGA-Eagle, Globe and Anchor) and Castle Rock in the background, the starting location of the unit.