DeMolay is different from other organizations in several ways. It’s open to all kinds of guys with all kinds of interests. Each chapter has its own personality and each member has a chance to make it what he wants. Rather than focusing on any one thing, most chapters do a variety of activities. DeMolay is infinitely adaptable to the interests of the members!
Another difference is DeMolay’s emphasis on training you to be a leader. It doesn’t happen by accident. When you join, you’re on the fast track to learn youth leadership skills that will help you in school and through the rest of life.
DeMolays participate in a wide range of social and sports activities that may include: camping, holding dances with members of Rainbow and Job's Daughters, playing basketball, football, baseball, soccer, tennis, paintball, or billiards, going canoeing and kayaking, and taking long distance trips. Both Chapters and individual DeMolays participate in competitions for the best performance of the various Ceremonies of the Order. Winners of local competitions, in ritual and sports, may compete for State Championships, and sometimes State winners compete at higher levels. The Chapter collectively decides what events they enjoy, plans them, and in many cases holds fund raisers to finance those events.