KidsID, a Child Safety Program

The Grand Lodge of Minnesota has adopted the national Masonicly supported program known as MasoniChip, but in  Minnesota we call it KidsID, a Child Safety Program. Our KidsID Child Safety Program works closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's "Take 25" program, a program that stresses taking time to talk to our kids to help keep them safe.

Here is a four minute video on YouTube that briefly explains the Grand Lodge of Minnesota KidsID Child Safety Program. And here is a link to a little slide show of one recent KidsID event at the KidsPo held at the Eagan Community Center.

If your lodge is considering hosting the KidsID Child Safety Program it is very important that you review the Minnesota KidsID Process and Procedures Guide, available for download here.

Here are a few KidsID poster that your lodge can personalize to advertise your event:
1-  KidsID poster
2 - KidsID poster color
3 - KidsID poster
4 - KidsID Welcome letter

Here are the forms your lodge will need when hosting a KidsID event:
1 - Child information input form
2 - Child Permission Form
3 - Volunteer certification form

Here is rthe information on being an Area Coordinator for our KidsID child identification program:
1 - Area Coordinator information

KidsID is pleased to welcome M. W. Brother John L. Cook, Jr. as the State Coordinator for the KidsID program. As State Coordinator, M. W. Brother John will have responsibility for helping lodges plan and execute successful KidsID events. Additional Masonic volunteers are welcome for each of the six Grand Lodge Areas: Metroeast, Metrowest, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest Areas to assist lodges in those areas in conducting KidsID events. For more information on any aspect of the KidsID program, you may contact:
M. W. Brother John L. Cook, Jr.   - jcook9@genesiswireless.us, home 320-358-3897; cell 651-249-9908; or
W. Brother  Pete Van Osdol, Grand Lodge office at 952-948-6700; grandlodgepete@gmail.com.