Don't know about how the regular people where you live look upon them but here Drac a lot of church's name them as satan worshippers. Most people here know them for the charity works . Mostly it is for hospital care for children and food and housing for low income families. The local one has a food delievery service for the elderly . Their symbols are on our money too Marisol. It is said that 9 of the founding fathers were Freemasons and 11 more had some affiliation with the Masons.
Algonquin Scouts , it was a local boys club that taught outdoor skills from track to making a canoe . 5-8 years old for that . Then for a few years I was a P.A.L. = police athletic league , swimming and shooting for me. Then thing took a turn for the better , girls , been hooked on em ever since. What was the Boys Brigade all about ? .