What is the Squires Program?
It is a service and social organization for boys 8 to 11, who pledge that on their
12th birthday they will apply for membership to the International Order of DeMolay.
will each boy gain from this program?
Each boy has
the opportunity to learn the importance of being of service to others, to accept responsibility and to develop his own leadership
qualities while having fun and learning in a values-based environment.
does a boy become a member?
Any boy between
the ages of 8 and 11 may become a member of the Order of the Squires of the Round Table, which is part of Missouri DeMolay
and the International Order of DeMolay. He must only fill out an application consisting of his name, address, phone number,
and parents signature to join the local group, which is called a Manor. No sponsor
is in charge of the program?
is sponsored by the local DeMolay Chapter, whose Advisory Board appoints an Adult Advisor. This Manor Advisor is responsible
for the operation of the Manor. DeMolay Chapters are sponsored by the Masons. Most Manor activities will take place in a Masonic Hall or in the residence of a Manor
may attend the Squire meetings?
meetings are open to the Squire members, their friends and families. There is no restriction because of fraternal affiliation. In fact, Squires membership is an invitation for family involvement and the Squire
is generally accompanied by a parent or guardian to meetings and activities.
the boys have their own ceremonies?
ceremonies include Opening, Closing, Induction and Installation of Officers. These ceremonies provide an opportunity for the
Squires to develop self-confidence and public speaking ability and serve to reinforce the important values of the program. The ceremonies emphasize the values of Wisdom, Truth and Justice using symbols and
terms from the age of Chivalry and the Knights of the Round Table.
other activities are there in addition to meetings?
has at least one service project each six-month term. These projects may be in conjunction with the local DeMolay Chapter.
Since the Squires are future DeMolay members, fun activities are planned with the local Chapter so the boys may get to know
each other. Activities are always supervised by trained Advisors.
much does it cost?
There is a
one time $10 initiation fees. There may be some expense for outside activities
such as swimming or bowling.
For more information
St. Charles DeMolay Advisory
6 Stone Mill Lane St Peters, Mo 63376