To commemorate the 100th anniversary of DeMolay, special awards have been created which will be obtainable only during the centennial year. Click the Button to learn more:
A recognition of achievement based upon nomination by someone within DeMolay, without the nominee’s knowledge of consideration.
Degree of Chevalier
The Degree of Chevalier is the highest honor that an Active DeMolay can receive. This honor also may be granted to a Senior DeMolay. The Degree is a citation for outstanding and marked DeMolay activity and labor. DeMolay International may confer the Degree of Chevalier upon a member of the Order or a Senior DeMolay who has performed unusual and meritorious service in behalf of the Order, who has attained the age of seventeen years as of the first day of the annual meeting of the year nominated and has been a member in good standing for at least two years on that date. An Executive Officer may lower the age eligibility requirement to sixteen.
Legion of Honor
Designed by Dad Land, the Legion of Honor is the highest honor conferred by DeMolay International. DeMolay International may confer the DeMolay Legion of Honor upon a Senior DeMolay, who has attained the age of twenty-five years for outstanding leadership in some field of endeavor, or for success in fraternal life, including adult service to the Order. No one may apply for this distinction, and a nominee, or the membership of a Chapter, must have no knowledge of the recommendation by the Advisory Council. Failure to observe secrecy in making this nomination subjects the nominee to penalty of not being considered.
Honorary Legion of Honor
DeMolay International may confer the DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor upon a Mason who is not a Senior DeMolay, who has attained the age of thirty years as of the first day of the annual meeting of the year nominated, and who has performed unusual and meritorious service on behalf of the Order or who has evidenced a spirit of cooperation and appreciation for the Order. It shall not be given only for service on an Advisory Council.
Cross of Honor
An Advisor who wears the Cross of Honor has received a distinctive honor that can only be given by DeMolay International to a member of an Advisory Council or a personal representative of an Executive Officer. DeMolay International may confer the DeMolay Cross of Honor upon a present or past member of an Advisory Council or upon any personal representative of any Executive Officer who has served at least three years in either or both capacities and whose service has been conspicuously meritorious.
Medal of Valor
DeMolay International may issue the Medal of Valor to an individual who while an Active DeMolay has performed an act of saving or attempting to save a human life.
Medal of Heroism
DeMolay International may award the DeMolay Medal of Heroism to an individual who, while an Active member of the Order of DeMolay, voluntarily risked his own life, or voluntarily performed an act of heroism in saving or attempting to save the life of a fellow human being, or sacrificed himself in a heroic manner for the benefit of another.
An achievement to be worked toward, a goal or a recognition to be earned.
Membership awards are given for securing new DeMolay initiates. DeMolay International grants these awards automatically. First-line signers may claim the same new members to earn the #1 Lapel Pin, Founder’s Membership Award and Blue Honor Key.
#1 Lapel Pin
Founder’s Membership Award
Blue Honor Key
Green Honor Key
These awards are earned by a conscious effort to meet their requirements.
Lamp of Knowledge
Representative DeMolay Award
Dad Land said it was his dream that every DeMolay should be a Representative DeMolay.
Past Master Councilor’s Meritorious Service Award
Past Illustrious Knight Commander Meritorious Service Award
Service Recognition Awards
Awards given in appreciation of exceptional DeMolay service.
Certificate of Appreciation
Officer’s/ Advisor’s Service Certificate
Medal of Appreciation
DeMolay Year Award
Distinguished Service Award (DeMolay of the Year)
DeMolay International established the Distinguished Service Award in fall of 1959. In some jurisdictions, the award is known as the “DeMolay of the Year” award. The purpose of the award is to recognize one DeMolay in each jurisdiction for outstanding service to others, in his home, school, church, Chapter community and country. The Chapter’s Advisory Council members select one or more members of the Chapter whom they believe worthy of the recognition. Adult leaders in the community are asked to evaluate the nominee’s performance in various areas.
Guild of the Leather Apron (Advisor of the Year)
Advisor’s Honor Key
- Form 10’s, Advisory Council Registrations, the Annual Financial Report and other required reports are submitted by established deadlines during the calendar year.
- The net membership must exceed the previous calendar year’s net membership.
- Initiates must exceed majorities for the calendar year.
- After yearly reports have been processed, the Service & Leadership Center sends nomination forms to Advisory Council Chairmen of Chapters fulfilling the first three conditions. The form must be completed and returned to the Service & Leadership Center.
If the same individual receives more than one key, a star is added to the background of each successive key. Only one key can be awarded to a Chapter in each DeMolay year.