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Boy Builders

Posted: 30 May 2002 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on the Organization known as Boy Builders. I have been informed that it merged with the DeMolay a while back, but no one seems to be able to tell me anything more about the Builders. I would like to know what their public ceremonies were, and a little more about them. I am a Majority Job's Daughter and know they preformed at our installations. My boys are now DeMolays, but no one remembers the Boy Builders. Thanks.

Re: Boy Builders

ken rust (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jul 2002 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
I RESIDED IN THE CHGO AREA IN THE 1950S AND BELONGED FOR A PERIOD OF 4 YEARS IN THE DEMOLAY ORDER.....I KNEW A CHARLES KLIMA, NOW
DECEASED WHO WAS A BOY BUILDER, THE CHAPTER
WAS LOCATED IN OAK PARK ILLINOIS SO THEY DID EXIST, I SUGGEST YOU CONTACT THE MAIN HEADQUARTERS FOR THE MASONS AND SPEAK TO A GOOD HISTORIAN....GREETINGS FROM CANADA

Re: Boy Builders

Posted: 6 Jul 2002 3:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Ken,

Will do. I checked on their web page, but they didn't have anything, I'll try your way.

Thanks again,
Cindy

Re: Boy Builders

Sue (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jul 2002 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was in Job's Daughters about 13 years ago. I was trying to find a copy of "The Rose Ceremony" that was done at the Bethel's installations. The Boy Builders were popular in Chicagoland in the early 80's. I don't recall them merging with DeMolay. I think the the membership just declined.

Re: Boy Builders

Posted: 26 Jul 2002 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sue,
The DeMolay still do the "Flower Talk" you can find a copy of it online at: http://www.pademolay.org/resource/talks/flower/index.html, or just search for "flower Talk" DeMolay. It can bring a real tear to your eye when you hear your own son give it. Thanks for the reply, Cindy

Re: Boy Builders

C. Todd Hamilton (View posts)
Posted: 15 Aug 2003 6:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Order of the Builders are/were a Masonically sponsored youth organization for young men. The organization was similiar to DeMolay in a number of ways (much like Rainbow and Job's Daughters). Nonetheless, the Builders went through a period of zero membership growth and all but collapased as on organization. There were a couple of chapters in Pennsylvania and Illinois in the early '90s. In the late '90s the Builders were established in Kentucky as an alternative to DeMolay. They are still active (somewhere between 3 and 5 chapters), having recently had their state wide annual meeting. You can find limited information at http://grandlodgeofkentucky.org/youth_programs.html
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