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What is DeMolay

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There is symbolic meaning in every element of the DeMolay emblem. For example, the crossed swords denote justice, fortitude, and mercy. They symbolize the unceasing battle of DeMolay against arrogance, despotism, and ignorance.

DeMolay is the premier youth leadership organization building young men of character and dedicated to making young men, ages 12 and over, better people and leaders by providing a program based on timeless principles and practical experience. We invite all young men and their parents or guardian to meet with us to learn more about this exciting institution.


DeMolay is a youth-led in an environment in which young men learn to plan, organize, and facilitate their own programs. They take part in a wide-range of activities, from athletic competitions, to public speaking tournaments, to community service events. If you can dream it, you can do it in DeMolay.


Where does the name come from? Jacques DeMolay was Grand Master of the Order of Knights Templar in the late 14th Century. They guarded the road between Jerusalem and Acre during the Crusades and earned a name for valor, heroism and leadership.


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


For further information, contact Chapter Dad Phil Taylor at (765) 412-0791 or email him at And be sure to see our latest posts on Facebook.

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