Marching Clubs – Were officially recognized and made part of the order at the 34th B.M.C. held in Buffalo, N.Y. August 12, 1958. The March Clubs started about ten years ago previously in Washington, D.C. by Wesley J. Pittman, a member of J. McCrummill Lodge 1437, as a social outlet for members of the Order.
Units were organized in Philadelphia, PA -Cooperrett Marching Club, Bahamas, Bahamas Star Marching Club, 3 Link Marking Club Brooklyn, NY, Odd Cadet Marching Club, Buffalo, NY, Langston Go-Go Marching Club, Goldsboro, NC, Delaware and Pennsylvania formed Color Guard Unit during the 1970-90s.
- The oldest unit this is still active: Three Link Marching Club, Washington, DC
- The newest unit: Three Link Marching Club Washington, DC
- Colors associated with your branch: Color of chose
- First National Marching Club Director: Bro James Scott, Buffalo, NY
Juvenile – Household of Ruth No. 1 of Harrisburg, Pa. presented the proposition to establish the Juveniles at the Third Quadrennial meeting of the Grand Household of Ruth held in St. Louis., August, 1891. The proposition was adopted but was not put in operation. The Grand Household of Ruth, which met in Chicago, Illinois in August, 1895, reaffirmed the proposition and also the English B.M.C. in 1896. The first Juvenile No. 1 of Washington, DC, September 13, 1897
- The oldest unit that is still active: Juvenile Society # 2324, Hampton/Bracey VA
- The newest unit: Juvenile Society # 2324, Hampton/Bracey, VA
- Colors associated with your branch: Blue and White
Branch mission and responsibility: To provide our youth with opportunity to work with other youth, learn leadership skills and promote opportunity for recruiting new members for Households and Lodges.
Education Committee – It shall be the duty of the Education Committee to set standards and philosophy on recruiting respective scholars:
Membership Committee – The duties of the membership committee shall be devise methods on how we can recruit and retain members in the order.
Social Services Committee – The duties of the Social Services Committee shall foster care for members and the community in time of disasters. Each Lodge and Household shall contribute $100.00 for this project.
Senior Citizens Committee – The duties of the Senior Citizens Committee shall be to submit and develop plans for our seniors.
Legislation/State of Order Committee – The duties of the Legislative and the State of our Order Committee shall be vested in delegates of the order. All laws for the government of the Order shall be in conflict with the General Laws and the Ritual of the order and shall be approved by the Committee of management. Shall be responsible for writing and updating all by/laws. Develop workshops to teach members the proper methods of presenting new laws and repealing old laws, to explain the impact of new laws on the Order.
Ways and Means – Processing and keeping records of all monies collected at the BMC and other areas involving money transactions, supplies, and turning over to the Grand Treasurer.
Public Relations – It shall be the duties of the Public Relations to receive and publish all activities of the Order in the Quarterly Bulletin and the Area Gazette to inform our members and communities what we are doing.
Hospitality – The duties of the Hospitality and Social Affairs is to ensure there is a repass for the order for that Friday night, and ensure that our quest is welcome and treated with the upmost respect. Providing hospitality gifts to those that are requested by the HGM, MWGS.
Transportation – It shall be the duty of the Transportation Committee to receive and distribute all information concerning mass transportation to the Order and other travel arrangements as deemed necessary for our members. The expense of transporting members shall be borne by the individual who are using the services.