What is DeMolay?
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.
Core Values: A DeMolay is honest and accepting of others from all backgrounds. He maintains health in his spirit, mind, and body by striving to improve and represent the seven core values of DeMolay.
Love of Parents: To understand, appreciate, and reciprocate the love our parents give to us.
Reverence: To respect the religious beliefs of everyone, and to believe in a cause higher than ourselves.
Courtesy: To value every person through acceptance, empathy, respect, and tolerance.
Comradeship: To form true and long lasting friendships far and wide.
Fidelity: To be true, trustworthy, and honest to yourself and your values.
Cleanness: To be clean in thought, word, and deed.
Patriotism: To honor your country and be a contributing citizen. To respect those who have and continue to serve our Country in every field of sacrifice and service.
DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. 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.
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.