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What is Rainbow?

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a nonprofit service and social organization for girls between the ages of 10 and 20.  It teaches leadership, confidence, and citizenship by giving girls opportunities to participate in and organize local and state service projects, meetings, and socials.


Rainbow prepares the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.  It teaches girls leadership and public speaking skills, self-respect, confidence, integrity and character, all while providing a fun and safe environment to meet other girls their age and to build friendships that will last a lifetime. Rainbow Girls explore the world through travel, meet girls from around the world, serve their community through volunteering, and develop leadership skills that last a lifetime.

The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls has an active membership across the world. Our organization has 275,000 members in 45 states and in 9 foreign countries.

If you are interested in joining or would like more information, contact your nearest assembly here.

Are you interested in Rainbow but too young? Rainbow Pledge Group is for girls 6 and up that are interested in joining Rainbow.

What can Rainbow offer you?

Serve the community

through Volunteering

Volunteer and fund raise for both local and statewide service  projects.

Rainbow girls have several opportunities to volunteer and fundraise for both statewide and local  service  projects.

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Rainbow Gets Girls Ready for Life!

Are you Ready?

“I am proud to be a Rainbow Girl. This group instilled in me the values of service, honesty, and leadership, among others. I have carried these ideals with me throughout the years. Being a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls reflects well on a young women's character and integrity and will benefit today's Rainbow Girls throughout their lifetime”  ~Olympia Snow, Maine’s Senator


The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls was founded by Rev. William Mark Sexson in McAlester, Oklahoma in April of 1922.  He sought to develop an organization where young women could build self-confidence and leadership skills, while serving their community. The organization promotes community service, as well as love and service to their schools, homes and to each other.  The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is affiliated only with the Masonic Lodges and Order of the Eastern Star Chapters. 

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