Youth Activities

The Elks Youth Activity Committee seeks to support our youth and promote scholarship and achievement through our various local and national programs.

Programs Available

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Our young people are subjected to many and varied influences - some of which are negative and unwholesome. One of the most important contributions to our communities is to provide positive experiences for our youth.

Dictionary Project

This effort has been bringing nearly 10 million dictionaries to schools and students over the past 15 years.

Hoop - shoot

Through the Hoop Shoot program, the Elks been developing and reinforcing grit for nearly 50 years


Americanism Essay contest for 5th-8th grade students.

Elk Antlers

A program for young people between 12 and 21, the Junior Elks are part of the Antlers.

Scholarship Corner 

The scholarship contests officially began on September 1st.

Drug Awareness

the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States

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The Original Jolly Corks Toast

Now is the hour when Elkdom's tower is darkened by the shroud of night, and father time on his silver chime Tolls off each

moment's flight.


In Cloistered halls, each Elk recalls His Brothers where'er they be, And traces their faces to well-known places In the annals

of memory.


Whether they stand on a foreign land Or lie in an earthen bed, Whether they be on the boundless sea With the breakers of

death ahead.


Whate'er their plight on this eerie night Whate'er their fate may be Where ever they are be it near or far. They are thinking of you

and me.


So drink from the fountain of fellowship To the Brother who clasped your hand And wrote your worth in the rock of earth And your faults upon the sand.



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