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Order of the Rainbow

A girl will learn many skills as a member of the Rainbow Girls.  The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls emphasizes the following:
(1) Effective Leadership;
(2) Church Membership and active Participation in the church of your choice;
(3) Patriotism;
(4) Cooperation with Equals;
(5) Love of Home;
(6) Loyalty to Family and;
(7) Service to Humanity. 

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls helps promote self-esteem and leadership in its members.  As a member, a girl will learn valuable public speaking skills and will attend meetings presided over by girls her own age.  While there are always adult advisors to provide direction, all meetings are conducted by the girls.

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is an organization for girls BETWEEN the ages of 11 and 20.  At the age of 20, or upon marriage, which ever occurs first, girls who are members in good standing are eligible for Majority Membership.  To join, girl must be sponsored by two other girls who are either active members in good standing or a majority member, and at least one adult whom must be a member in good standing of either the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the Amaranth or the White Shrine.

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls was established in McAlester, Oklahoma in 1922.  The very inception and writing of the first Ritual, and the laws governing the Order, was the work of W. Mark Sexson, a 33rd degree Mason and pastor of the First Christian Church in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Is Rainbow for Girls a religion?  NO!  The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a service organization.  Rainbow for Girls does, however, encourage each member to be an active participant in the church of her choice.

Local and state organizations are all around.  The local organization is called a local assembly.  The state organization is called a Grand Assembly.  The international organization is called the Supreme Assembly..

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