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Wearing a Scarf 2/21/19

Wearing a Scarf 2/21/19

Need to bundle up because it’s cold outside? Is it sunny and you want to protect your neck?  There’s no better way to stay warm and protect yourself than a scarf. In addition, scarves can add style to a bland outfit. There are many ways to wear a scarf and many...

Dress Codes (8/16/2018)

Dress Codes (8/16/2018)

Understanding and following an event's dress code is important. Before you go, find out the dress code and follow it so that you can look like you belong at the event. You don't want to underdress or overdress. You want to be right there with everyone...

Mental Health Awareness (8/10/2018)

Mental Health Awareness (8/10/2018)

Mental health issues have recently been brought our attention, leading us to become more aware of how these issues can plague young men of DeMolay age. Because of this, developing an understanding of how to appropriately address and combat these issues can help your...

Personal Hygiene (8/2/2018)

Personal Hygiene (8/2/2018)

It’s no secret that teenage boys often have issues with personal hygiene. However, just because you’re a teenager doesn’t mean you get a free pass on keeping yourself clean. Staying fresh and clean can help you make a good impression on the people you meet, and...

Improving Your SEO (7/26/2018)

Improving Your SEO (7/26/2018)

Picture this: you have a 12-year-old son and you want him to get out more and make some new friends. It’d be nice if he learned some valuable life skills while he’s at it, too. You grab a computer and start searching online for some local clubs, youth organizations,...

Setting the Table (7/19/2018)

Setting the Table (7/19/2018)

Setting the table for a banquet or even just a dinner party at your house is an important skill to have. Knowing where everything goes and what order you are supposed to use the utensils in is also important. Watch the video below to learn how to properly set a table....

Ironing Your Clothes (7/12/2018)

Ironing Your Clothes (7/12/2018)

"Appearance matters a great deal because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves." --Lemony Snicket Don’t be the guy who shows up at the banquet in a wrinkled dress shirt. Wearing wrinkled clothes to formal and semi-formal...

Study Tips (7/5/2018)

Study Tips (7/5/2018)

Support for the free public schools and the importance of education are important teachings of the Order of DeMolay. Every DeMolay should strive to do his best in school, and learning to study effectively is a crucial aspect of this. However, many people go through...

Active Listening (6/14/2018)

Active Listening (6/14/2018)

POP QUIZ: You're talking to a friend- what is the most important part of the exchange? A. Talking loud enough for them to hear. B. Speaking clearly so they understand. C. Choosing the best words to get your point across. D. None of the above. The correct answer is D....

Body Language (06/07/2018)

Body Language (06/07/2018)

DeMolay helps to develop effective communication skills in its members, and a lot of our focus often falls on the content of that communication. Of course, this is a vital skill to develop for DeMolays. However, research shows that only a small percentage of...

Formal Attire Resources (05/31/2018)

Formal Attire Resources (05/31/2018)

Dressing to impress is a big part of DeMolay and professional life. There is a world of difference between wearing a suit, and wearing a suit WELL. From the shoes on your feet to the crease of your collar, there are small details everywhere that can affect how people...

Class Presentation Tips (03/15/2018)

Class Presentation Tips (03/15/2018)

For the past three years, March 15 has been world speech day. While not overly relevant in daily life, it’s a good excuse to cover a topic that has been the bane of the school experience for generations: Giving front-of-the-room presentations in school....

Building a Legacy (03/08/2018)

Building a Legacy (03/08/2018)

When I was a 15-year-old kid preparing to serve as Master Councilor, a pivotal conversation with my grandpa -who was a DeMolay advisor in the 80s- transformed my term as MC. He told me what DeMolay was like in those days, and in that discussion mentioned how everyone...