Who We Are

DeMolay is the premier youth leadership organization building young men of character and dedicated to making young men better people and leaders. Providing a program based on timeless principles and practical experience, DeMolay strives to not only create the extraordinary leader, but a leader of character. DeMolays hold themselves to a higher moral standard, striving to constantly improve and be better each and every day.

DeMolay is a youth-led, adult-advised organization in which young men learn to plan, organize, and facilitate their own programs. DeMolays take part in a wide-range of activities, from athletic competitions, to public speaking tournaments, to community service events. All activities are guided by the interests of the local chapter. If you can dream it, you can do it in DeMolay.

DeMolay provides endless fun and friendships that last a lifetime, even with such a serious mission. When a young man joins DeMolay, he instantly gains over four million brothers across the globe. No youth organization provides such life-changing experiences like DeMolay.

But words are insufficient to describe DeMolay; it must be experienced. Give it a chance and we know you will discover what we already know; DeMolay is the greatest youth organization in the world.

What We Stand For:

Our parents will be there for us through every obstacle we will ever endure during our youth. They have loved us even before we were born and will continue to love up even past death. The first candle represents the love we have for our parents/step parents/guardians.

Religious freedom is one of the basic tenets of the Order of DeMolay; however, it is required that a young man professes faith in God or in a Supreme Being before he may submit a petition for membership. While we do earnestly enjoin our members to participate regularly in a place of holy worship, which religion he chooses is not mandated. No DeMolay will ever be disrespected or shunned due to his religious ideals, as we are all children of the universal Father.

DeMolay members are taught to be kind to everyone and be courteous to everyone no matter at a DeMolay function or out in about in their personal life. Courtesy to a young man, courtesy to aged, courtesy to the stranger, and continual courtesy to love ones.

Brotherhood. Best friend. DeMolay’s most important teaching is that we work and do everything as one. The Order of DeMolay will never tell a young man to do something on his own. Chapters work together as a “Family” to conquer every challenge the world throws at them.

The Order of DeMolay teaches faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, and to continually support each chapter member. Loyalty to keep every trust committed to you, and to keep all secrets that you have been told. Every member takes an oath that they must be faithful to.

We practice to keep our thoughts, deeds, and actions clean in all manners realizing that things we could say or things we could do have negative impact on other. We all practice cleanliness everyday when we shower and make our bed but DeMolay teaches every young man that there is more to cleanliness then just that. Cleanliness in every thought, word, and deed.

Young men go out everyday to serve and protect for the countries which we reside and many young men have fallen on the battle field and not returned home to their respective chapters. DeMolay and it’s members take the time to remember and observe the sacrifices other fellow members are making so that DeMolay as a whole will continue to strive and grow.