Following the founding of the Loyal Order of Moose in 1888, dedicated Moose members searched for new ways to be of greater service to the Order. Therefore, the "Second Degree," or Moose Legion, was established to provide greater opportunities for Lodge members to serve the Lodge and fraternity. More than a century later, the Moose Legion remains a strong and growing arm of the Loyal Order of Moose. It is comprised of thousands of Moose members in every state and province who desire to elevate their service and leadership skills in their Lodge and Moose Legion jurisdiction. It is also a forum for members to direct and lead special programs that support the fraternity's three basic missions: community service programs, Mooseheart and Moosehaven.
Moose Legionnaires are leaders...they are the fuel that feeds the fire; the engine that drives the car; but most of all, they are loyal Moose Members who roll up their sleeves and make things happen. They recognize that there are no greater responsibilities in this fraternity than strengthening its membership and providing financial support to Mooseheart and Moosehaven. Lodge 1579 members are encouraged to consider moving up to the Degree of Service. The Moose Legion is "Backbone" of the Moose Fraternity.