HONORS & AWARDS
Degree of Chevalier
Cross of Honor
Active Legion of Honor
Honorary Legion of Honor
Medal of Valor
Medal of Heroism
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.
It’s exciting to sign up your first new member. The #1 lapel pin recognizes this important achievement.
The Green Honor Key is awarded to a Knight for being the first line signer on 10 applications that are accepted by the Priory. These 10 applications need not be secured for any one class or any one year. The Green Honor Key is awarded only to an active member of a Priory or to a Senior Knight who holds a Senior DeMolay certificate. A member of the Priory, who secures fewer than 10 applications before he reaches his majority -provided he holds a Senior DeMolay certificate- may complete the requirements. Additional stars can be added to the Green Honor Key representing each multiple of 10 new members secured, providing that the proper request is submitted. The Green Honor Key is awarded by the Supreme Council without charge and nomination blanks may be secured from the DeMolay Service and Leadership Center.
This award is granted to a DeMolay who is the first-line signer on his first five membership applications
The Leadership Correspondence Course is a five-course program testing your knowledge of DeMolay. The Lamp of Knowledge certificate is awarded for successful completion of the first course.
Dad Land said it was his dream that every DeMolay should be a Representative DeMolay.
Service Recognition Awards
Awards given in appreciation of exceptional DeMolay service.
A Certificate of Appreciation may be given at any time during the year. These certificates are available from the Store, which completes the certificate, attaches a seal and sends it to the Chapter for presentation. A formal presentation should be planned and all DeMolay parents and volunteers invited.
Upon the recommendation of the chapter advisor, a DeMolay who serves efficiently as a Chapter officer may obtain a Service Certificate. The Certificate designates the office held, the term, the year, and the name of the Chapter.
A Chapter may recommend any person over 21 years of age for the DeMolay Medal of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding service to DeMolay. The nominee can be a man or a woman and does not need any Masonic affiliation. Nominations may be made at any time.
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 are worthy of the recognition. Adult leaders in the community are asked to evaluate the nominee’s performance in various areas.
An Advisor’s Honor Key is an award granted to the Chapter Advisor or another member of the Advisory Council on the following conditions:
- 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.
This award encourages establishing new Chapters or reinstating forfeited Chapters. The individual chiefly responsible for organizing a new or reinstated Chapter may be recommended for the Zerubbabel Key. Up to three Zerubbabel Keys are granted for each new or reinstated Chapter. Each nomination for the Zerubbabel Key must be approved by the Executive Officer of the Jurisdiction in which the Chapter is located. The key should be awarded within one year of the institution of the Chapter.