To be eligible to join DeMolay, three simple requirements need to be met by the applicant.
- You are a young man between the ages of 12 and 21.
- You are of good moral character.
- You believe in a supreme being (all religions welcome).
Obtain an application for membership. You can fill out a short contact form here to get you started. The application will ask for some basic information about you. You may also visit a local Chapter and obtain an application from them. Once you’ve found a Chapter near you (find out where our Chapters are located here), ask about some fun events you may attend. It’s helpful to get to know the members and learn more about the organization. The Chapter’s business meetings are normally “members only” but social events may be available for you to attend as a guest.
Submit your application. Your application will need to be accompanied by your Life Membership fee. DeMolay does not charge annual dues for membership. Life Membership fees are set by local Chapters, so ask your Chapter how much is due.
Formal acceptance. From the time you express interest in DeMolay membership, your local Chapter will likely welcome you at many of their events. Before you can be formally made a member, however, your application must be acted upon by the members. Representatives of the Chapter may ask to meet with you and your parents before the Chapter votes to make you a member.
Reception into DeMolay. DeMolay maintains many impressive traditions. Among them are the formal ceremonies for receiving new members. Your parents and other adult relatives over 21 years of age will be welcome at all of these ceremonies.