So your son is considering joining DeMolay..
... and you're wondering whether it is the right thing for him to do.
Any parent who is concerned for the overall growth and development, and the general well-being of their son, and who may not already be acquainted with what DeMolay is all about naturally has plenty of questions.
Since its founding, well over a million young men have become members of DeMolay. Many have gone on to become household names in their chosen profession. However, as each of these young men began his association with DeMolay, there in the background was a concerned parent or guardian asking questions.
This booklet was prepared to give you answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Order of DeMolay. A few minutes to review the information provided here will give you an overview of the history, values, operation, sponsorship and activities of a DeMolay chapter. The questions answered here are generally arranged in categories. However, the answer to a question in one category might contain information that would generally fall into a different category. In those cases, to save you reading time, the information will only be presented once.
There may be questions you have other than those answered here. They may be questions of a general nature, or questions specifically related to the chapter your son is considering joining. Whatever your questions, ask them. If a member of the local chapter or its Advisory Council can't answer the question right away, they will help find the answer for you.
We appreciate your willingness to learn more about how this character-building and leadership development organization has aided the growth of thousands of boys into positive, productive men and quality citizens in their communities.