What is a Moose? A man belonging to the Loyal Order of Moose, or a woman belonging to the Women of the Moose. These members, over 1.6 million strong, make up the two components of the fraternal organization known as Moose International. Their membership is held in any one of 2,100 Lodges and 1,600 Chapters throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda. Moose International headquarters is approximately 38 miles west of Chicago at Mooseheart, Illinois.
Men and women join the Order for a variety of reasons, including Family Activities, Community Service projects and member sports programs, just to name a few. While these activities offer each Moose member a valid reason to join, the main endeavors of the fraternity remain Mooseheart, the 1,200 - acre Illinois home and school for children in need, and Moosehaven, the 63-acre Florida retirement community for senior members in need. These residents, entrusted to the care and support provided by membership in the Moose, are constant living reminders of the humanitarian efforts of Moose members.