our programs

Patriotic Education Program

The Order’s Patriotic Education Program focuses on youth education, development, and recognition. MOWW’s Patriotic Education Program consists of the following key elements:

  •  Youth Leadership Conference (YLC)
  • Youth Leadership Conference – Phoenician Essay Contest
  • Youth Leadership Seminars (YLS)
  • Massing of Colors (MOC) Ceremonies

Scouting Recognition Program

MOWW chapters support the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) by recognizing scouting excellence by presenting MOWW’s Eagle Scout, Venture Summit Scout and Sea Scout, and Gold Award Certificates of Recognition. Chapters also assist Troops, Groups and Councils in community projects, badge programs, etc.

ROTC & JROTC Recognition Program

MOWW’s ROTC Award of Merit Program recognizes cadet excellence by MOWW Companions presenting MOWW Award of Merit Sets at ROTC/JROTC awards ceremonies. Detachments should contact MOWW chapters nearest their location for support. (Headquarters MOWW supports detachments not near MOWW chapters and those overseas.)

Public Safety/Law & Order Program

The MOWW Public Safety/Law & Order Outreach Program:

  1. Recognizes outstanding performance & exceptional service in the law enforcement, fire & rescue service, criminal justice, and public safety communities,
  2. Sponsors presentations about Public Safety/L&O issues,
  3. Promotes Public Safety events, activities, and projects, and
  4. Encourages MOWW Companions to participate in Public Safety/L&O activities & events.

Veterans Affairs Program

This program area is intended to help chapters strengthen their veterans outreach programs within their respective communities. The objective is to encourage the active involvement of each MOWW chapter in activities within their local communities and nationally that support the Military Services and the veterans of those services across a range of areas, e.g., deployment and welcome home events, medical care, correction of records, employment counseling and veteran homelessness, and VA and other hospitals.


Homeland Security Program

MOWW chapters support a range of homeland security efforts, e.g., they encourage emergency preparedness and support recovery capabilities, and work with media to educate the public on homeland security issues. They also partner with local authorities and schools on training, e.g., first aid and CPR, and volunteer in emergency shelters and neighborhood watch programs. In addition, chapters sponsor a recognition for first responders of all types.


National Security Program

MOWW’s National Security Program promotes the maintenance of a suitable policy of national security for the nation. Chapter National Security Programs includes guest speakers at MOWW meetings, sponsoring outreach programs and authoring articles for publication. Chapters also co-sponsor civic events, help in community projects and more.


2022-2023 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs and Activities for Students

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has placed MOWW’s Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) Program on the 2022-2023 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs and Activities for Students.