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Lee's Traveller Chapter 957, Houston, Texas, Children of the Confederacy,

Sponsored by the Robert E. Lee Chapter 186,

Texas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Next meeting August 12, 2010 9:00 am. See "Meeting Dates" for details!!

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CofC in period attire 

Logo and flag designed and hand drawn by member Gabby Vasek, member,

voted on and approved by Lee's Traveller Chapter members.

Computerized, but unedited, by Jim Mims.

DEFINITION

 The Children of the Confederacy (CofC) is an organization for children which is auxiliary to the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), and is comprised of Divisions (states) and local Chapters

A local United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter sponsors a local Children of the Confederacy Chapter, and the two groups work together in order to accomplish the aims and purposes of both the organizations, which are Historical, Patriotic, Benevolent, Educational, and Memorial. 

Both the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Children of the Confederacy are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.

MEMBERSHIP

Those eligible for membership are boys and girls who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of men and women who served honorably in the Confederate Army or Navy, or rendered Material Aid to the cause of the Confederacy during the period of the War Between the States, 1861-1865.

Children may be enrolled at birth and membership may continue until:  the General Convention after 18 years of age, marries, or transfers to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

ACTIVITIES

The local Chapters learn about the period of history of our Country during the War Between the States, 1861-1865 through historical programs and field trips to historic sites.  They learn of the bravery and sacrifices made by their ancestors during that time. The children learn to conduct their Chapter business meetings and the valuable skills of communication and working together.  Boys and girls vote in officer elections and write and amend their own bylaws.  They are taught good manners and respect for authority.  Annual conventions are held on the state and national levels.  Competition is keen in the annual History Tournament, and there are essay and poetry writing and art contests to challenge imagination and talents. 

Along with work, there is also plenty of play.  Conventions include a game night and a Confederate Ball, where children learn the period dances like the Virginia Reel and the Grand March.  An annual Retreat is held in the Spring each year where 19th century games are played and the children enjoy arts and crafts, and pioneer outdoor cooking.

Last Updated

07/31/2010