The newest program to Elkdom is an old one! Yes, it is the
Junior Elks Program called "The Antlers." It is a chance for the
young people in our communities to get involved with the Elks in
the many service-related projects our lodge sponsor.
The program was initially organized in the 1930's and went for
many years as an active arm of the Elks. However, by the 1960's
interest in the program had waned and was ended. Recently, a
few Lodges have reinstated the program with great success.
The Antlers of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the
United States of America has as its major objective the following:
The quicken the spirit of American Patriotism
To teach respect for parents and love of home
To inculcate the fundaments of good citizenship
To aid in a worthy cause
To establish foundation of character
to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its
An to respect the conviction of others in the matters of
worship and religion is true Americanism
Members in the organization is open to any individual who has
passed their twelfth and not yet reached their twenty-first
birthday, who is a citizen of the United States of America, of good
character and who believes in the existence of God.