Nelson J. Briggs Chapter – Bel Air, Md.


Bill Martin –

(443) 686-0716

Meeting Nights – 2nd & 4th Wednesday 7:30

Web site:

Meeting Location:

Mt. Ararat Lodge No. 44
136 E. Gordon Street
Bel Air, Md. 21014

Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to I-95 North. Take Exit 77B (RT. 24). Turn right onto Emmorton Rd. at the first traffic light. Continue on Emmorton Rd., this will become Main Street in Bel Air. Follow Main Street to Gordon Avenue. Turn right onto Gordon Avenue. Lodge is 2 blocks down on the left.


Louis G. Lower Squire Manor – Sponsored by Nelson J Briggs Chapter

The organization of Squires is an organization for boys that are 9-11 years old.  Like DeMolay, it is a value-based organization.  The goal of the Order of the Squires is for its members and their parents 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.  Its adult leaders, who are registered DeMolay Advisors have been educated in Youth Protection and been subjected to the 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.


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