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In One Hundred Years

 "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."

Hall of Fame our past and the Future

From Educators to Judges,  From Actors to Super Stars,
From Privates to Colonels,  From Athletes to Coaches,
From Business Leaders to Civic and Fraternal Leaders,
From Legislators and Governors to a President,
DeMolay is most proud of our Craft!

WHEN   YOUR   SON   NEEDS  DeMOLAY

"All that was best in ancient chivalry"




When
He feels that every word of criticism from father or mother is merely nagging fault-finding: that every kindly suggestion from home is just an added paragraph to a code of strict laws that irk him.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
He will listen to and profit by criticisms and suggestions by men on the Advisory Council because he appreciates their taking a friendly interest in him.




When
He no longer desires the goodnight caress of his mother nor the strong arm of his father around his shoulder; is ashamed of a sign of affection from his parents or thinks he is too big to kiss his mother.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because it renews his appreciation of the sacrifices made for him by his father and mother: pledges him to be a better son, gratefully striving to repay his parents in affectionate consideration: and places him among red-blooded boys whose proud practice it is, at all DeMolay meetings to kneel and offer a prayer for their mothers and their homes.




When
A boy begins to doubt that there is a God: is inclined to feel that there isn't much to church and considers that prayer is all right for women and children but "sissy" for a red-blooded boy.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because in ways that appeal to a young man DeMolay teaches love of God and respect for the church: because DeMolay gives a boy manly associates who are not ashamed to bow their heads in prayer privately or publicly in the ceremonies of the Order.




When
He is perplexed or greatly troubled and needs advice but doesn't want to talk some things over with his father for fear of being misunderstood.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because every chapter is under the leadership of friendly men whose judgment he values and to whom he is willing to turn to for help because he knows they understand young men and will respect their confidence.




When
He thinks he knows more then teachers,preachers and parents but is quick to accept suggestions from a companion of his own age.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because  it draws him in a circle of purposeful young fellows whose suggestions are influnced by high ideals of clean thinking and right living.




When
He is, because of death or other misfortune, without that guidance of a father which every young fellow needs and which the fatherless lad so often craves with all his heart.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because it brings him into intimate touch with high-minded men whom he learns to call "Dad," and among whom he may find the understanding older friend his father might have been.




When
He wants to quit school for any one of the many reasons which a boy often seizes upon, little realizing the future he may be selecting for himself.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because of the consistent emphasis the Order places upon the value of an education and the encouragement to stick to school given by the Chapter Dad and other men interested in DeMolays.


When
He is inclined to ape the worst rather than the best qualities of men for fear of appearing young, inexperienced and not really masculine.

Your Son Needs DeMolay
Because he learns from the teachings of the ritual and association with DeMolays and Advisors that the vices of men are not marks of manhood but rather signs of a childish lack of self-control.

The teachings of the Order of DeMolay love of parents, love of God, patriotism, purty, courtesy, comradeship and fidelity...... are those which not only develop the best in Youth, but insure the best in Man  Charles G. Dawes

 

 

 

 

What do we Do?

That is a simple question what do you like to do?
Even if you should not answer a question with a question that is what we do.
Anything you want to do and can get the rest of the Chapter interested in.
Computers, wall climbing, ???

 

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