DeMolay in South Dakota
DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach on timeless principles and practical, hands-on experience, DeMolay opens doors for young men aged 12 to 21 by developing the civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills so vitally needed in society today.
DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters worldwide. [More...]


South Dakota Grand York Rite
When many of us were new to the Masonic Fraternity we were frequently advised to seek “more light in Masonry.” All too often the meaning or intention or significance of that well-worn phrase was never explained. Perhaps the Brothers intoning those words were not entirely sure of what they spoke.  [More...]


South Dakota Lodge of Masonic Research
Membership in the South Dakota Lodge of Masonic Research is open to all Master Masons in good standing. Members meet twice a year, but research and communications is ongoing. The Lodge of Masonic Research seeks to maintain historical records and to search documents to trace the evolution of Masonry from an operative craft to a speculative brotherhood. [More...]


South Dakota Job’s Daughters
Job’s Daughters International is a leadership organization for girls between the ages of 10 and 20. Job’s Daughters is located in five countries and in 31 states in the USA. The Daughters meet in groups called Bethels (much like individual Masonic Lodges). South Dakota currently has nine active Bethels. They are located in Spearfish, Bell Fourche, Hot Springs, Rapid City, Pierre, Winner, Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls has two active Bethels. [More...]


The Order of the Eastern Star in South Dakota
The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonically-related fraternity of women and men banded together by spiritual values and beliefs which exemplify the noble characteristics of charity, truth and kindness to all mankind. This Fraternity is international and has about one million members worldwide.  It is not a secret organization and not a part of the Masonic Fraternity. The Order is also not a religion and does not practice any religious dogma. Membership eligibility, however, is based on a Masonic affiliation or relationship, and the belief in the existence of a Supreme Being. In this country, the Christian Bible rests upon an altar within the chapter room. In other countries, books of other religious faiths may be used. [More...]


South Dakota Rainbow for Girls
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is the only youth club that teaches what matters most — leadership, confidence, and citizenship. Every day, across the globe, hundreds of thousands of girls come together to laugh, share, and grow through fun events and challenging workshops designed to empower girls of all ages. Rainbow Girls volunteer for their community and travel around the world, visiting other clubs and making lots of new friends. [More...]