Support Masonic Youth

Discussion in 'Building Fraternal Relations' started by Bro. Kurt P.M., Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Bro. Kurt P.M.

    Bro. Kurt P.M. 2018 14G DCO Premium Member

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    Support your local Masonic Youth Organizations. Visit a Stated Meeting or attend an Installation of Officers. Show them you are interested in their success. Youth and S-C.png
     
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  2. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Agreed! Need to do all that we can for the "new blood" of Masonry!
     
  3. Ripcord22A

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  4. Bloke

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    I believe you, but are there any numbers around that ?
     
  5. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Very interesting point. Where did you get this info?
     
  6. Bloke

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    Demolay is not big here, nothing like in the States, but I've only met 1 Demolay MM, but multiple rooms full of scouts. Last lodge trip away while at a zoo, the little buggers picked up our bucket of animal feed (a mistake made in excitement) and I started making jokes about scouts, our WM, SD, JD IPM, 2x FC were all in ear shot and all scouts. Not sure about % conversion, but for volume, I'd expect scouts to far eclipse Demolay and all other masonic youth organizations combined....
     
  7. Ripcord22A

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    The info came from the Masonic Round table survey Bro Ruark did last year

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  8. Bloke

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    Thanks.. but if 90% of Demolay join and 2% of scouts, scouts would still win on a number of candidates basis, but Demolay the more likely to get candidates.
     
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  9. Glen Cook

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    I can only can only anecdotally answer that in my experience DeMolay have not in the last 24 years been the future of the fraternity. I can only think of one of those young men in Utah that is active in the fraternity.
     
  10. Warrior1256

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    Wow! I would not have thought this.
    This very much a surprise to me.
     
  11. Phil P

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    As a Senior DeMolay myself, my own personal guess & from my observations is that most Senior DeMolays who DO join the lodge have been a jurisdictional officer before reaching majority. At least that's been my observation as an active DeMolay in the 80s & then an advisor in the 90s when I lived in Northern California
     
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  12. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    What would you guess is the percentage who join?

    And may I ask, what is a "jurisdictional officer"?
     
  13. Phil P

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    Jurisdictional or State officer to be more precise. California is split into Northern & Southern Jurisdictions. Chapters from Bakersfield & South to the Mexican border are in Southern California, while Fresno area to the Oregon border are in Northern California (My home jurisdiction btw). During my time as an active member in the 80s & an advisor in the 90s, I'd say the percentage is about 95%. But again it is only a guess
     
  14. Glen Cook

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    Oh, you meant DeMolay state officer. I was referencing activity in lodge.
     
  15. Phil P

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    ROTFLOL.......work with me now
     
  16. Bro. Kurt P.M.

    Bro. Kurt P.M. 2018 14G DCO Premium Member

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    You all are missing the point ... Our Masonic Youth Organizations need our support ... and showing up to their activities does that.

    In my opinion ... One of the reasons a majority of these youth don't go on to join the supporting bodies because we don't support them by being there for them . Being visually and physically at their meetings. Sure we let them use our lodge buildings , but for the most part that is where most of the support stops.

    DeMolay for the most part is a pretty small organization ... In Texas there are less than 700 members state wide... STATE WIDE.

    the whole point of this post is "What are you doing to support our Youth?" If we Masons do nothing to support them what message are we sending them?
     
  17. Warrior1256

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    Most of us could do better in this area, that's for sure.
     
  18. Phil P

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    And THAT too also happens. Not just from Master Masons who were never DeMolays, but also from Sr DeMolays who are NOT Master Masons as well
     
  19. Ripcord22A

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    My lodge donates 1000$ a yr to the scouts and are allowing them to use our building now. Theres no demolay locally

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  20. Warrior1256

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    One of the lodges that I have visited used to allow the Boy Scouts to use their building for meetings and celebrations. However, this only lasted a short time. They would not clean up after themselves (wiping off the tables, taking out the trash, picking up after themselves, etc.) and someone from the lodge would have to do this so it was stopped. However, this is the fault of those in charge rather than Scouting itself.
     

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