WHO CAN JOIN THE SCOTTISH RITE?
Delaware AF & AM Masons can petition 60 days after receiving their Master Mason Degree. Other states allow their new Master Masons
to petition immediately after the conferral of their Degree.
A candidate for the first three Degrees of Freemasonry must undergo an involved process of petitioning a Lodge,
then an investigation of his character and worthiness to join our Fraternity. Following a secret ballot comes
the actual conferral of three Degrees. A minimum of at least 30 days must elapse between Degrees during which
candidates are required to learn the rules and procedures of our ancient and honorable Fraternity before
advancement. Since a candidate for the Scottish Rite is already a Master Mason he can petition and most
assuredly be accepted for membership. The process of going from a 3° to a 32° differs substantially where
only a few of the 29 Degrees of the Scottish Rite are conferred and very little memorization is required
of the candidate receiving his 32° in a relatively short period of time with a group of other Masons and
quite often several Brothers from the same Lodge go through the Degrees together.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BECOMING A 3° VS. BECOMING A 32° MASON?
After looking through this website you might "Google" Scottish Rite Masonry Wikipedia and read their impartial
and fair description. You can also go to the LINKS page to the left on the Navigation Bar and check out some of
the listings for more information. Please note that we are part of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ)
of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR). Master Masons can also go to the CONTACT page and request
that one of our Ambassadors contact you and provide you with a DVD entitled SCOTTISH RITE FOR THE 21st CENTURY-Short
Stories for Prospective Members. When you are done you can exchange it for another DVD about the Scottish Rite.
WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCOTTISH RITE?
ABBOTTS SCHOLARSHIP *Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932, the Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing education of young men and women from Scottish Rite families and Masonic-related youth groups. Since 1951, more than $3 million has been awarded to students from each state of the Northern Jurisdiction.
DRESS CODE *Headed to a Supreme Council event and not entirely sure of the dress code? Perhaps you see a level of dress suggested but are unsure of the specifics. Download a copy of the Supreme Council Dress Code Guide which will help answer all of your casual to formal dress questions.