The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20. It strives to give girls the tools, training, and encouragement to let their individual spirits shine bright. By providing members with a safe fun, caring environment where responsible, older girls can interact and mentor younger girls through family involvement. The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, called Rainbow for short, teachers leadership skills and public speaking. It builds self-respect, confidence, poise, patriotism, fidelity, integrity and character, all while providing a fun and safe environment for girls to meet other girls their age and to build friendships that will last a lifetime.
Rainbow Girls Are Busy!
By participating in fun events and activities, keeping up with new friends, and traveling to different cities and states, members experience the excitement of what a productive life has to offer.
Rainbow Girls love a Challenge!
From volunteering for different charities, to working to improve their public speaking to mastering the lessons of Rainbow members tackle lots of challenging hurdles but ultimately walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Rainbow Girls Are Ready for Life!
Our order prepares the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Whether they dream of becoming a successful veterinarian, a talented musician, or a loving mother, Rainbow Girls learn that they can accomplish anything and that they can make a difference.
When and Why Did Rainbow Begin?
In 1922, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls was created for young women whose fathers were members of the Masonic Lodge and their friends who fathers were not members of the Masonic Lodge. Although a Christian minister named W. Mark Sexson founded the organization, today the leaders of Rainbow Girls respect and welcome all girls from every religion. Their main focus is more on the spiritual principles of being a kind and caring person. While the Rainbow practices and programs continue to evolve, the basic teachings of faith, hope, and charity remain a cornerstone of this dynamic girl’s youth group. Today there are more than 850 assemblies across the world that have bimonthly meetings. This is how the members learn standard meeting protocol and parliamentary procedure