The Order of Elks promotes a number of different programs to promote the development of America's youth, the honor and sacrifice of the American veteran, and patriotism towards the American way of life. As much as possible, the Cobleskill Elks Lodge promotes and participates in these programs and wholeheartedly accepts any partnerships with other community agencies to advance the tenets of these programs and the shared values of the Order.
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. In addition, the New York State Elks Association grants additional scholarship money to students of NYS Elks families for specific purposes. For more information on the New York State component, please visit the NYS Elks Association website, and click on Programs to access the Scholarship resources.
Since 1998, the Cobleskill Elks Lodge has sponsored eight scholars in the Schoharie County area in the national/state scholarship programs.
Free Throw Program for Youth Ages 8-13. The Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth a chance to compete, connect and succeed.
Hundreds of thousands of Elks and their families have given generously of their time, energy and resources to enhance the lives of our aging vets.
A partnership to ensure literacy and foster a love of reading in young people, this program provides a dictionary free of charge to local third grade students.
The Elks Community Investments Program invests $8.5 million in Elks communities through Lodge grants that help Elks meet local needs.
Welcome to the resource center for the Elks National Drug Awareness Program - the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States.