One thing I desire each day is to serve my fellow man in whatever capacity I can and in whichever circumstance I find myself. Lord, grant me enough strength to do this and even more.


To Promote Service activities among the youths of the community which will develop their individual qualities of Leadership Experience & Opportunity.



To provide the youths of the world an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively as a responsible member of the local, national and international community.

To stimulate among its members, acceptance of high ethical standard.

To provide experience through service to the community.

To promote international understanding.



To show my faith in the worthiness of my vacation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self respect lost because of unfair advantages taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

To remember that in building up my business, it is not necessary to tear down another's to be loyal to my client or customers and true to myself.

Whenever a doubt arises to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.

To hold friendship as an end and not a means, to hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another but that true friendship demands nothing but accept service in the spirit in which it is given.

Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely on my time, labour and means.

To aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.


In 1957, Coach Jim Graver set the Leo ball rolling. Graver was the coach of the Abington High School, Pennsylvania, USA, baseball team. Graver was also an active member of the Glenside Lions Club, Pennsylvania. With fellow Lion, William Ernst, Graver talked about starting a service club for high school boys. So they asked their fellow Lions for support. Without hesitation, the Glenside Lions agreed that a Lions youth group was a good idea. Graver and Ernst set to work. On December 5, 1957, the Glenside Lions presented a charter to the Abington High School Leo Club whose members were mostly made up of the high school's baseball team.

As the world's first Leo club, the group created the Leo acronym - Leadership, Equality, Opportunity (Equality was later changed to Experience.) And, the group chose maroon and gold - their school colours - to serve as the Leo club colours. Since 1957, when the first club was organized, the Leo movement has grown to more than 5,700 clubs in more than 139 countries with approximately 144,000 members

The Leo club motto is:

Leadership - Leos develop skills as organizers, time managers and motivators of their peers.
Experience - Leos learn the importance of cooperation through community service.
Opportunity - Membership provides young people with a chance to excel, to develop positive character traits, and to receive recognition for their contributions to the community.

Today, the Leo Club Program is stronger than ever. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program. Like their Lion counterparts, Leo club members enjoy serving their neighbours and watching positive results unfold.

Serving others, making new friends, and viewing the world through another’s perspective are some of the rewards that come for young people who join a Leo club. Leos have access to opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills and participate in community service projects, and for Omega members (ages 18+), social and professional connections are an important benefit.


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