The Order Of DeMolay
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The Order Of DeMolay
DeMolay is the premier youth organization associated with Freemasonry and is dedicated to teaching young men to be better persons and leaders. Under the “advisement” of adults; leadership skills, civic awareness, responsibility and character development are learned through a variety of self directed, real world applications and activities. DeMolay builds confidence, teaches responsibility, cooperation and community service and fosters trust, respect, fellowship, patriotism, reverence and sharing.
The Order was started over 80 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri. DeMolay is a character building organization for young men who are twelve years to twentyone years of age. In over 700 Chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Panama, Japan, Italy and the Republic of the Philippines these young men have the opportunity to develop management, leadership and social skills as they participate in community projects, sports and other educational programs.
More than one million young men have been members of DeMolay. Alumni members include John Wayne, Pete Rose, Walt Disney, Dan Rather, Willard Scott, Burl Ives and countless othem DeMolay’s alumni are distinguished leaders including several U.S. senators, state governors, US astronauts, professional athletes and major U.S. corporation presidents.
DeMolay provides young men the opportunity to practice leadership techniques and the real world application of the same through its Chapter activities.
The organization assists young men in growing into responsible adults with good moral character while providing them a place to go, have fun, companionship, be accepted by peers and develop solid values. DeMolay is not only teaching young people about the working tools of life it is serving as the cornerstone of our next generation.
Several Chapters of DeMolay have existed in Nova Scotia in the past but unfortunately went dormant a number of years ago. Plans are in progress to reactivate the Order and open its doors to young men in the province,
DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide.
DeMolay alumni include Walt Disney, John Wayne, Walter Cronkite, football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton, legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne, news anchor David Goodnow and many others. Each has spoken eloquently of the life-changing benefit gained from their involvement in DeMolay.
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove; but the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.”
Bill Millett – Executive Officer
DeMolay Atlantic Canada
49 Kelly Rd. Moncton, NB, E1A 3R9