The Independent Order of Odd Fellows has several youth programs for youth ages 8-18. Once a young person reaches 16 years of age they are eligible to join with an Odd Fellow or Rebekahs lodge. There are 3 different youth organizations for young people.
Jr. Odd Fellows are young men ages 8-18, they participate in their own degrees and lodge meetings similar to the Odd Fellow lodges. Theta Rho Clubs are for young women ages 8-18, they also participate in their own degrees and lodge meetings similar to the Rebekahs. United Youth Groups are co-ed for youth 8-18 and do not include ritual work.
Our youth programs help instill important character values in our youth like friendship, love, truth, faith, hope, charity and universal justice for all. They are expected to emulate important values such as; "The Golden Rule.” Youth are given the opportunity to be leaders and provide service in their communities. Many states have summer camp programs for their youth groups, where young people can develop positive lifelong friendships.
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