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United Youth Groups
(Some members are not pictured above.)
For the first time in Texas, we now have a co-ed unit of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for the youth of our Order.  While the Junior Odd Fellows is for boys and Theta Rho for girls, the United Youth Group was created to begin the process of learning the principles of Odd Fellowship: Friendship, Love, and Truth.  It also creates awareness of the Youth programs of our Order to those from ages 8 to 18 years old.  Once there are enough members in a United Youth Group lodge, the members may expand to Junior Lodges and Theta Rho Girls' Clubs.  Also allowed in the United Youth Group are Senior Members, who are members of the Odd Fellow Lodges and Rebekah Assembly to guide and help support the youth.
United Youth Group Lodges of Texas:
Reece United Youth Group #1
Christina Hollaway, Advisor
220 1/2 W. Erwin Street
Tyler, TX  75702-7218
Meets at 6:00 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays

United Youth Group Officers of the 2015 - 2016 Term:

United Youth Group of Texas                            President: Preston Hollaway
United Youth Group of Texas                         Vice President: Madison Park
United Youth Group of Texas                       Secretary: Rayleigh Upshaw
United Youth Group of Texas                     Treasurer: Zane Park
What do you do in an United Youth Group?
You Take Part in Meetings Regularly  
  • All meetings and group events will be under Adult supervision
  • You will learn to open and close meetings efficiently and with dispatch
  • Ceremonies are used to show the aims and objects of the group
  • Practice a democratic process,
  • Use parliamentary laws,
  • Learn love of your country, your parents and of friends
  • Associate with boys and girls of your own age, and serve and share with others
You are helped in your seeking and finding of personal ideals
  • You learn how ideals are translated into personal living
  • An adequate faith and philosophy of life are necessary for everyone, you are encouraged to be active in your choice of worship
You Become Alert to Community and Civic Needs and Conditions
  • You are encouraged to find out what is going on at the City Hall, in the legislature, in your Country's Capitol and in world affairs
  • You will learn to know your neighborhood and its needs
  • You will do your part to promote understanding and cooperation among people of different creeds, nationalities and races in your community and the world at large
There are many Odd Fellow Youth Camps for you to enjoy
  • You may plan weekend trips within your lodge
  • You may plan dances
  • Fund raising projects
  • You may plan anything else that your lodge might enjoy
Requirements for United Youth Group Membership
  • You must be 8 to 18 years old (in accordance with jurisdicitional rules)
  • Have good moral character
  • Believe in a Supreme Being
  • Petition a United Youth Group
  • Download the application
To apply for membership with a United Youth Group, click here to download the membership application or contact the Grand Lodge office at (800) 299-7438.


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