Promoting the principles of friendship, love, truth, faith, and charity
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs have sponsored and supported the Pilgrimage For Youth annually since 1949. This unique educational program brings high school students from around the world to study and participate in discussions concerning world affairs, as well as making new and lifelong friends.
For information about our program contact Leonard Bolton, Executive Director, Pilgrimage for Youth at (304) 550-9434.
Important Updates to 2024 Tour
2024 Tour Info
It is once again time to start the selection process for delegates that will be attending the 76th
Pilgrimage for Youth Tour. The tour dates are June 29th - July 12th and begin and end in Philadelphia.
The cost for this year’s tour will be $2,100.00.
This year we had 75 delegates representing 23 jurisdictions. The speech contest winner this year was Claira Luzmore from Wyoming, who will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Second place ended in a tie between Ayana Mejorado (Wyoming) and Madeline Drummond (Alberta, CA). Both will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Congratulations to all scholarship winners!
The Pilgrimage for Youth board met on August 18th, 2023 in Des Moine, IA and set the dates of June 29th to July 12th for the 2024 tour. Also, several changes were made to the program:
All applications, payment forms and donation forms can be downloaded from here.
All fees, applications and donations are to be sent to:
Leonard Bolton, Executive Director
6223 Six Mile Road
Danville, WV 25053
Inquiries may be obtained from:
IOOF Pilgrimage for Youth
6223 Six Mile Road, Danville, WV 25053
Phone: (304) 550-9434
2024 Delegate Application Forms and 2024 Tour Leader and Staff Applications are available now!
Download online or contact Leonard Bolton, Executive Director, (304) 550-9434.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) will not discriminate against any individual based on disability. The I.O.O.F. will make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when such modifications are necessary to afford its services and facilities to individuals with disabilities, unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its services. The I.O.O.F. will not exclude any individual with a disability from the full and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities, unless the individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or him/herself, that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices, or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services. The I.O.O.F. will not exclude any individual from the full and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities because of the individual's association with a person with a disability.
Any individual may request a modification in policies, practices, or procedures or the provision of auxiliary aids or services by contacting I.O.O.F.
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422 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2830.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Pilgrimage for Youth is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Pilgrimage for Youth Program are wholly owned programs of The Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Fellows.