Treasure Valley Detachment – Home Page

Welcome to our website.

(Donation information below)

Thank you for visiting our Detachment’s Website! If you are new to the Marine Corps League or interested in what our organization is about, here is a snapshot as it is reported on the Marine Corps League National site:  National MCL website

League National site: Mission Statement

The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines and FMF Navy Personnel who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

Associate Members of the Marine Corps League are valued assets to the organization. Their dedication to our Marines and FMF Navy Personnel is outstanding. We appreciate their interest in serving the community to make a positive impact.


Welcome to the home of the United States Marine Corps League, Detachment #878. We are Marines, Navy FMF Corpsman, Navy Chaplains and Associates from the “Greater Treasure Valley”.

The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines, Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor.

Today, the League boasts a membership of about 60,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans, qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen, and Navy Chaplains.

If you have any questions, you may reach us by viewing our Website.”


We invite all Marines, Navy FMF Corpsmen, and Navy Chaplains in the area to join us at our monthly meetings, both for camaraderie and for the benefit of our community and our veterans. Please take time to check out some of our recent activities.

  • Each year we have actively supported the annual Toys for Tots campaign coordinated by Charlie Co., 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion at Gowen Field.
  •  This year we will be Co-sponsoring the  249th Marine Corps Birthday Ball scheduled for November 9, 2024 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Stay tuned for ticket sales to go live in August.
  • We actively support the Young Marines program, the Eagle Scout program, and we provide two (2) $1,000.00 scholarships each year to High School Seniors in the Treasure Valley area. The recipients are required to be a Young Marine or related to a Detachment member.
  • We sponsor an annual Cake Cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps birthday at the Veterans’ Home at the Boise VA
  • Annually we provide monetary grants of $500 each year to the Roy Weaver Scholarship fund for a total of $1,000.

Semper Fidelis,
Dan Thornton
Treasure Valley Detachment #878
Marine Corps League

Help the Marine Corps League, support our veterans by making a generous donation to the Treasure Valley Detachment. Our programs support our local community of Veterans in the Treasure Valley, Idaho. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the TVD/MCL programs.

For those who would like to send a Tax-deductible donation to help support the programs of the detachment send checks, made out to TVD/MCL to:

Treasure Valley Detachment #878
Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 45874
Boise, Id 83711-5874


Contact the Adjutant/Paymaster to make a donation by credit card over the phone.

Contact the Adjutant / Paymaster
David Swickard

“I am only one, but still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

Edward Everett Hale, 1822-1909 American author and Clergyman