Ways We Support Youth
The Lodge sponsors many high-school scholarships and other educational grants through our scholarship and charity giving. The Elks are one of the two largest scholarship award providers in the US, second only to the US Government. We promote youth Americanism participation through our annual Essay contests and adherence to Flag Day ceremonies, where youth from Scouting participate. We hold an annual Hoop Shoot, teaching focus and perseverence.
Elks, locally and nationally, promote drug education and awareness for youth and their parents through the DAP (Drug Awareness Program), and also seminars for teens about human trafficking. It is is largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States
San Rafael Lodge 1108 hosts Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Pack 101, Scouts BSA Troop 101, the Order of the Arrow - Talako Lodge, Eagle Scout projects and various Marin Council, BSA, special activities. We accommodate the Amigos Program, the AFS HS Exchange Program, baseball umpires, and soccer referees with their training and meetings.
We support youth sports and activities, including softball, baseball, soccer, golf, and mountain biking, hoping to improve the well-being of all families in Marin.