Each DeMolay Chapter must have an Advisory Council consisting of three or more Master Masons in good standing. Senior DeMolays who are not Master Masons, but are recommended by the sponsoring organization, also are eligible to serve as members of an Advisory Council and may act in any capacity except that of Chairman.

Advisory Council members may be recommended by the sponsoring body of the Chapter, but their appointment will be made by the Executive Officer of the jurisdiction.

The term of officeis one year. No magic number of Advisors ensures success, but certainly exceeding the minimum oftbree required by the International Supreme Council will make things easier on all the Advisors. Regardless of the number of Advisors on the Council, the important thing is to see that the responsibilities and duties are divided. Everyone should share the load, and each should know his responsibilities.


An Executive Officermay appoint a person as a member of an Advisory Council only after reviewing the person's completed DeMolay Adult Worker Profile Form and reappoint after obtaining verification that the individual being re-appointed has completed the required DeMolay Adult Worker Training (DAD) Program.

The DeMolay Adult Worker Profile Form was designed to show that DeMolay's adult volunteers possess the qualities to work with and be responsible for young people who want to improve themselves.

The DeMolay Advisor Development (DAD) program is a formal training program that provides Advisors, members of the Adult Leadership Team and others with the "basics of DeMolay"and better prepares them to work with today's young people.


Every Advisory Council member must be registered each year on the Advisory Council Registration (ACR). All Advisors, including reappointed and new Advisors, should be listed on the form with correct mailing addresses and all required signatures. The Advisory Council Registration is approved with the Executive Officer'ssignature.

Advisory Council Registrations should be returned promptly. During the year, new Advisors should be reported to the Service and Leadership Center by using a Supplemental Advisory Council Registration form (Available on request from the DeMolay Service & Leadership Center.) The Executive Officer has the authority to remove any Advisory Council member who does not, or will not, perform his duties, with or without cause, if in his opinion, the goodof the order will be served.

Each member of an Advisory council takes a vow of allegiance to the International Supreme Council and the Executive Officer.An optional ceremony is available for installing Advisory Council members and is located in the Monitor of Ceremonies.


the Advisory Council will be a role model for the Chapter. Each Advisor should set the example that he wants the members to emulate. A Chapter Advisor is in a difficult position when he encourages the DeMolays to hold business like meetings if the example set by the Advisory Council is poor. DeMolays frequently do as the Advisors do, rather than follow what they say. If your Council conducts important business in a haphazard fashion, then the Master Councilor naturally could assume he should follow the lead of his Advisors.


An efficiently-managed Advisory Council is in a better position to attract new members. As with the DeMolay Chapter, potential members are attracted to the efficient, successful Council rather than to a second-rate Council with poor organization. Everyone wants to belong to a first-rate organization. A person who considers his time valuable would rather become associated with an efficient group of men who take their responsibilities seriously. Certainly the task of working with young men as an Advisor must be considered a very serious responsibility. A man attending his first DeMolay Advisory Council meeting would like to find an effective team of Advisors who lmow what they are doing and who know how to work with a DeMolay Chapter.


The efficiently run Advisory Council demands less of each member. A cooperative venture on the part of a dozen people, each knowing what the other is doing and each performing their task, is less demanding of an individual's leisure time than the one or two-person Council that tries to do everything. As the efficient Advisory Council attracts more members, it demands less of each person's time and energy. Efficiency results in savings, and many hands make lighter work for each.