About the Patriarchs Militant


Organized and first instituted at The Sovereign Grand Lodge in 1885, the Patriarchs Militant is the highest branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  Also known as the PM, members (known as Chevaliers) are dressed in semi-military uniforms and is considered the “show piece” of the Order.  


PM-LAPM Training Camp


The PM-LAPM Training Camp is one of two unique camps in North America that affords Chevaliers and Ladies the opportunity to learn more about the Patriarchs Militant.  The Camp is the third weekend of July each year at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia.

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