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Our History

Our Chester County Detachment was chartered by the National Marine Corps League on July 4th 1974.  From that date to this, we have served the veterans, families and community of Chester County.

We began occupying our current location in the mid-80's, doing what we do best, serving our veterans.  We provide comradery, Esprit De Corps to Marines, Nave Chaplains and Corpsman who served with Marines in the FMF.

While our regular members consists of these groups, we also have many associate members from other branches of the military and civilians and our auxiliary membership option as well.

We maintain a Rifle and Pistol Competition Team, Color/Honor Guards, Parades, Bingo, Fundraising Opportunities, Annual Golf Classic, Annual Chicken BBQ, and our Marine Corps Ball.  If you would like to get involved, check out our Contact Tab.

Toys for Tots - We Marines, We Band Of Brothers

The Chester County Marine Corps League Detachment #286 hopes to spread a message of hope to all those families who are less fortunate. We support donations for children and teens up to the age of 16. You can donate all kinds of toys to help younger and older kids. We accept all kinds of toy donations but do not accept gifts that resemble weapons or contain food items. You can drop off any new, unwrapped toys at our Toys for Tots Philadelphia location. Cash donations are also accepted and appreciated.

You can contact the Chester Counter Marine Corps League Detachment any time to request a donation. You can speak to a volunteer by phone or email.

If you wish to become a volunteer for Chester County, you can call or email us to see our available positions and volunteer times for Toys for Toys Philadelphia.

Chester County Marine Corps League 2023 Trustees & Appointed Officers

     Commandant                        Larry Samples
     Sr. Vice Commandant       Chris Shaw
     Jr. Past Commandant       Bonnie Shaw
     Judge Advocate                   Jim Copeland               
     Trustees/Directors            Pat Powell
                                                            Emil Messikomer
                                                            Fred LeClair
     Adjutant                                   Bonnie Shaw
     Paymaster                               Doug Forsythe
     Sgt. of Arms                            Ken Weaver
     Quartermaster                     Chris Shaw