MEMBER & ADVISOR SAFETY
The safety of the youth who participate in DeMolay is of the utmost importance. Each Advisor is trained through the requirements of DeMolay International. In being trained, several background checks are required. This includes drivers history, criminal background, and child abuse clearances.
All potential DeMolay adult volunteers (Advisors) must complete the DeMolay Advisor Development (DAD) training program in order to be eligible for registration as an approved adult worker.
Any adult (age 21 or older) male or female can become a DeMolay Advisor. Master Masons who are under the age of 21 can join the DeMolay Chapter as a member and can even become an officer—but they cannot become and Advisor until they reach that magic age. The training is also available to parents or others interested in a better working knowledge of the DeMolay program, whether they want to become an advisor or not.
Topics include DeMolay history, organization and structure, recruitment of youth and adults, youth protection policies, risk management, chapter programming, ritual, rules and discipline, and how to relate to teenagers.
PA DeMolay makes every effort to make this training available to local Chapters on request, and schedules DAD Trainings to coincide with state athletic tournaments and other state events.
We also offer continuing education courses through our DAD Plus Program. DAD Plus courses are designed to cover specific topics at a deeper level. These include finances, planning, risk management, and ritual, among others. The topics will vary as needed, with special emphasis placed on handling up to date questions and concerns.
Pennsylvania Mandated Training
Pennsylvania DeMolay requires all adult workers involved to go through the Pennsylvania Law Mandated Adult Worker Training as well as DeMolay International’s background check and training module. This ensures that the safety of our members is our primary focus and can maintain a safe environment for members to learn and experience everything DeMolay has to offer.