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MDCHIP Program

Sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Maryland

Each year, many children disappear from our sight. The Freemasons of Maryland have a program that can help with locating missing children.

The Child Identification Program (CHIP) collects basic identification data such as photograph, finger prints, and identifying characteristics for each child in your family and provides you with a permanent record on paper and on a CD.  The paper record is provided in two forms; one that you can file away and the other so that you can laminate it and carry it in a purse or wallet.  The CD also contains a video interview with your child which is helpful for searching for a lost child.  We collect the data and use the computer to produce the document and CD but we do not store any information.

It is the sole property of the child's parent(s) who make the decision to share it with law enforcement agencies if a child becomes lost.

To find out more about the Maryland CHIP program, please send an email to or call the Office of the Grand Lodge at (410) 527-0600.


Hagerstown Lodge #217

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays – 7:30 P.M.



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