The Order of the Squires is an organization for boys that are 9-12 years old. Like DeMolay, it is a value-based organization. The goal of the Order of the Squires is to provide it's members and their parents the opportunity to have fun while learning three important life lessons: Wisdom (the importance of education), Truth (honesty), and Justice (equality and fairness).
The basic Squire organization is called a “Manor”. Every Manor is sponsored by a DeMolay Chapter or a DeMolay State organization. It's adult leaders, who are registered DeMolay Advisors, have been educated in Youth Protection and have been subjected to that rigorous certification process. In addition, when possible, there is a DeMolay member appointed to the Manor as a “Squire Mentor”, or liaison between the sponsoring Chapter and the Manor. His role is to be a big brother and example to the members of the Manor.
DeMolay International established the organization of Squires to assist parents in making a positive difference in the lives of their sons while in their most impressionable years. It is hoped that by providing a fun environment and teaching three very simple lessons, the Order of the Squires will help parents draw closer to their sons and instill values that will stay with their sons throughout their lives.
If you think that your son can benefit from the Squires program, contact your local DeMolay chapter to learn more about it.