Laurel Wreath Lodge in the Community

Maryland Masonic Child Identification Program (MD CHIP)

The Maryland Masonic Child ID Program (MD CHIP) has provided Maryland parents with an extra measure of security for years. Laurel Wreath Lodge annually provides this service to the community at the Laurel Main Street Festival each May.
When a child participates in the program, all vital statistics are recorded. The child is photographed and digital fingerprints are taken. Additionally, the child is photographed and a video recording of the child speaking is made. All of the above information is then recorded onto a CD. A cheek swab of the child’s DNA is collected painlessly. Everything is then sealed in an envelope and given to the parent for safekeeping. We retain none of the information.
A missing or abducted child is every parent’s worst nightmare. An MD CHIP identification kit provides all the information authorities need to find your child. This service is provided free of charge by the Freemasons of Maryland.
If you are in the Laurel area and could like to find out about organizing a CHIP event for you school, church, or organization, please contact the lodge at
Please be sure to include your name, organzation name, phone number, and best time for us to contact you.
Outside of the Laurel area, or for more info on MD CHIP, please visit the MD CHIP website

Laurel Wreath Lodge Scholarship Program

Laurel Wreath Lodge believes in giving back to the community. One of the ways we do that is by providing scholarships annually to deserving students in the Laurel area.
Annually the lodge provides schoolarships for ten deserving students of $2,000 each totalling $20,000, to graduating Seniors moving on to university.
If you are a student or parent in the Laurel area, please complete the application and return it to the lodge for consideration. Application deadline is May 1st, and applicants will be awarded scholarships the first Monday in June.