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Traveling Gavel/Gold Brick Program


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Recent Activity


Traveling Gavel

  • February 4, 2017- Clayton Chapter (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • July 24, 2016- Clayton Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • May 1, 2016- Don R. Roberts Chapter (presented at Spring Jam)
  • August 24, 2015- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (claimed at Columbus regular meeting)
  • July 26, 2015- Columbus Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • April 26, 2015- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (presented at Spring Jam)
  • July 20, 2014- Clayton Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 28, 2013- Clayton Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 29, 2012- Albany Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • November 20, 2011- Don R. Roberts Chapter (claimed at Cecil Cheves regular meeting)
  • July 24, 2011- Cecil Cheves Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 25, 2010- Greater Augusta Pilot Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • November 10, 2009- Peachtree City Chapter (claimed at Mountain Park regular meeting)
  • October 12, 2009- Mountain Park Chapter (claimed at Peachtree City regular meeting)
  • September 24, 2009- Peachtree City Chapter (claimed at Middle Georgia regular meeting)
  • July 26, 2009- Middle Georgia Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • February 7, 2009- Grady T. Bozeman Pilot Chapter (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • January 19, 2009- Peachtree City Chapter (claimed at Samuel S. Lawrence regular meeting)
  • January 12, 2009- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (claimed at Peachtree City regular meeting)
  • December 1, 2008- Peachtree City Chapter (claimed at Samuel S. Lawrence regular meeting)
  • November 10, 2008- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (claimed at Peachtree City regular meeting)
  • October 6, 2008- Peachtree City Chapter (claimed at Samuel S. Lawrence regular meeting)
  • September 22, 2008- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (claimed at Peachtree City regular meeting)
  • July 27, 2008- Peachtree City Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • June 23, 2008- Clayton Chapter (claimed at Peachtree City regular meeting)
  • February 2, 2008- Peachtree City Chapter (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • November 5, 2007- Mountain Park Chapter (claimed at Samuel S. Lawrence regular meeting)
  • August 13, 2007- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (claimed at Peachtree City regular meeting)
  • July 29, 2007- Peachtree City Chapter (presented at Conclave)

Gold Brick

  • February 4, 2017- State Officers (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • September 18, 2016- Cecil Cheves Chapter (dumped at Cecil Cheves regular meeting)
  • July 24, 2016- Toombs Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • May 1, 2016- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (presented at Spring Jam)
  • July 26, 2015- Middle Georgia Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • April 26, 2015- Cecil Cheves Chapter (presented at Spring Jam)
  • July 20, 2014- Toombs Pilot Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 28, 2013- Cecil Cheves Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 29, 2012- Columbus Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 24, 2011- Albany Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • February 5, 2011- Middle Georgia Chapter (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • July 25, 2010- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • July 26, 2009- Clayton Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • February 7, 2009- Clayton Chapter (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • January 19, 2009- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (dumped at Samuel S. Lawrence regular meeting)
  • July 27, 2008- Rufus R. White Pilot Chapter (presented at Conclave)
  • June 10, 2008- Mountain Park Chapter (dumped at Mountain Park regular meeting)
  • February 18, 2008- Samuel S. Lawrence Chapter (dumped at Samuel S. Lawrence regular meeting)
  • February 2, 2008- Peachtree City Chapter (presented at Tournament of Champions)
  • July 29, 2007- Clayton Chapter (presented at Conclave)

Rules & Regulations


The Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel recognizes those Chapters who practice the DeMolay ideals of Comradeship and Brotherhood by visiting other Chapters. To hold the traveling Gavel at your Chapter is an honor of which any Chapter should be proud.

To pick-up the Traveling Gavel, a Chapter must visit a regular meeting of the Chapter that has the Traveling Gavel in its possession with a minimum of five DeMolays and one Advisor. In the case of two Chapters visiting to pickup the Traveling Gavel at the same meeting, the decision on who will take the Gavel home will be decided by the Chapter generating the most points using the following system:

  • One point granted for the first five DeMolays and one advisor making the visit.
  • One additional point granted for each additional advisor accompanying the visiting chapter.
  • One additional point granted for each two DeMolays over the initial five. Points will only be granted for every two additional DeMolays in attendance. (no partial points granted)
  • One additional point granted for every 10 miles traveled by each visiting Chapter to reach the meeting (miles measured from Lodge building to Lodge building.) See the Official Chapter Distance Chart for mileages from Lodge building to Lodge building.

The Chapter holding the Traveling Gavel at the time of the Tournament of Champions, Spring Jamboree or Conclave must bring the Gavel to the function at which time it will be awarded to the Chapter bringing the highest percentage of its current membership on roll to the function. The Gavel is then eligible to begin its journey again, beginning with the holding Chapterís first regular meeting following the state function.

The Gold Brick

A Chapter that holds the Gold Brick is considered a Chapter that just canít get it together. The Gold Brick begins its journey around Georgia DeMolay by being awarded to the Chapter that registers last at the most recent state function. Once received the Brick may then be "dumped" on another Chapter by taking a visiting party of at least five DeMolays and one advisor and attending the other Chapterís regular meeting. The Brick may then be "dumped" by the next Chapter by doing the same thing. However, the Gold Brick cannot be "dumped" directly back on the Chapter that "dumped" it on you. You must pick a different Chapter to "dump" it on!

The Chapter holding the Brick at the time of the Tournament of Champions, Spring Jamboree and Conclave must bring the Brick to the function so it can be awarded to the last registering Chapter and begin its journey again.


The Gavel and Brick
The Gavel and Brick change hands.

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  • Grand Master's Class
    Mar 11, Atlanta
  • Spring Jam
    Apr 28-30, Townsend GA

Fun Fact

Jacques DeMolay was born in 1244.

 Traveling Gavel/Gold Brick Program
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Last Modified: 13 February 2017 
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