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Pennsylvania covers a large extent of territory, with Lodges in every corner of this great commonwealth. Unfortunately, the Masonic Youth Groups are not quite as well-represented across the state, so it is harder for some Lodges and new members to visit them to meet various awards criteria. But it isn’t impossible, if you know when the youth groups meet!
To help in this situation, the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation is publishing a DIRECTORY OF THE MASONIC YOUTH GROUPS that meet in Pennsylvania, organized by location, but with a cross-reference listing by Masonic District to help locate nearby groups. The directory includes contact information for the key adult leader in each group– the DeMolay Chapter Advisor, the Job’s Daughters’ Bethel Guardian, and the Rainbow Mother Advisor.
Distribution of these directories will be limited to the Grand Lodge family, Worshipful Masters, Secretaries, Lodge Representatives to the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, and the youth group leaders, themselves. It will not be posted in public on the internet or emailed on request to anyone who asks for it. If you need to use the Directory, you will have to seek out one of the officers listed above who will receive it.
Or, you can always call the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation offices at 1-800-266-8424 and we’ll try to assist you in your efforts to visit one of our Masonic Youth Groups.
The PA Masonic Youth Foundation directly supports three Masonic Youth Groups – Pennsylvania DeMolay, the Order of the Rainbow for Girl’s in Pennsylvania, and the Order of Job’s Daughters in Pennsylvania. It also provides programs and assistance to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA, with their Masonic Youth Groups – the Knights of Pythagoras and the Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls Youth Department. These five Masonic Youth Groups get together several times throughout the year to share ideas, discuss projects, and plan activities together.
On the weekend of April 25 – 27, 2014, the PMYF hosted the five Masonic Youth Groups at Patton Campus, in Elizabethtown, PA, for a Masonic Youth Unity weekend. The event, planned by the Youth Leaders of the groups involved, covered important topics such as membership, understanding each organization, and planning joint events. Fun activities were also included, like a talent show and board games. While the young people worked through their program, the adult leaders of the groups also met to discuss best practices and the latest challenges that come with working with youth.
The weekend was very productive and well received by all. Thank you the Masonic Family in Pennsylvania for providing such an excellent opportunity for youth from across the Commonwealth to share ideas.
Special thanks to Mr. Danny Bryant, an adult leader with the Knights of Pythagoras, for taking photos for the weekend and providing them to PMYF for use.