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