About DeMolay

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About Us

About Us

The Order of 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. […]

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DeMolay International

DeMolay International

The Order of DeMolay, now DeMolay International, was founded in 1919 by Frank Sherman Land, a successful businessman and Master Mason in Kansas City, Missouri. During World War I Land became concerned with the plight of young men who had lost their fathers during the war. After meeting with a fatherless boy, Louis C. Lower, […]

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Jacques DeMolay

Jacques DeMolay

The namesake of the Order of DeMolay was probably born in Molay, Haute-Saône, in the county of Burgundy, at the time a territory ruled by Otto III as part of the Holy Roman Empire, and in modern times in the area of Franche-Comté, northeastern France. around the year 1244. At the age of 21, Jacques […]

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Chapter Officers and Duties

Chapter Officers and Duties

Chapters A local DeMolay body is known as a Chapter and is headed by the Master Councilor. The Master Councilor is elected by members of his Chapter. The Master Councilor is assisted in his duties by a Senior Councilor and a Junior Councilor. The Senior Councilor is usually considered to be next in line as […]

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Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Nation’s Capital DeMolay has promulgated Policies and Procedures to ensure the smooth operation of DeMolay in our Nation’s Capital. If you are interested please feel free to read through them. DeMolay_Policies_In_Our_Nations_Capital

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DeMolay? DeMolay is a community-based international organization for young men ages 12-21 which emphasizes leadership skills and character-building within a program of social, sports, and community service activities using experimental programming. What is the purpose of DeMolay? The DeMolay program is based on timeless principles and practical, “hands on” experience. Members develop civic […]