Membership info on DeMolay

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Why join DeMolay?

Young men choose to join DeMolay for a variety of reasons. Some join because they enjoy the sports, others join for the leadership experience, others for the friends that they make.  By joining DeMolay you will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills, make new friends, play sports, go to movies.

What are the benefits of membership?

The main benefit of membership in DeMolay is growing up engaged. Studies show that people who are active in the community in their youth grow up to become involved and community-oriented adults. Members of DeMolay learn personal responsibility, management skills, public speaking skills, and civic responsibility, making them better employees, stronger leaders, and more responsible citizens.

How do I join DeMolay?

To join DeMolay you will need to fill out a membership form. You may choose to do this using our online form, or using the PDF below and mailing it to Nation’s Capital DeMolay at:
Nation’s Capital DeMolay
4441 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

An adult volunteer will contact you to arrange an appointment to meet with you and your family. A formal induction ceremony will occur explaining the purposes of DeMolay will be scheduled.

How much does it cost to join?

The fee varies from chapter to chapter. In the District of Columbia the fee is under $40.00

How do I apply?

You must complete an Application (Petition) for Membership. Then return it to the Chapter at the mailing address shown below.

What is the induction ceremony like?

DeMolay Members will explain to you in a formal serious scripted ceremony the precepts of DeMolay followed by a dramatic historical play talking about the life of Jacques DeMolay

What if I have more questions?

Please visit our FAQ page, or contact a DeMolay member or send an email to Nation’s Capital DeMolay at Membership [at]