What is Scottish Rite?
The Scottish Rite is a Masonic organization that continues a Master Mason’s education after he completes the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite consists of the 4th – 32nd degrees. There is an honorary 33rd degree awarded for exceptional service.
There are about 1.7 million Masons in the United States and about 550,000 of them are Scottish Rite Masons. Other Masonic affiliated organizations are the Shrine (Shriners), York Rite, Eastern Star, DeMolay International, and Jobs Daughter’s.
Freemasonry is a fraternity for men. Membership must be sought by the candidate. It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family, and country.
To be a Mason, ask a Mason how to become a member. If you are interested in becoming a Mason, or for more information about our philanthropies or our organization, contact us! You can also visit Be a Freemason.org to learn more about becoming a Mason.
If you are already a Mason and want to belong to the Scottish Rite, download an application.