WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE SCOTTISH RITE?
Although there is no higher degree than that of a Master Mason, the 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite serve to enrich the philosophy of the Symbolic Lodge. A Mason who chooses to further his Masonic experience by becoming a 32° Scottish Rite Mason will be expanding upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry.
In the Scottish Rite, you will indeed find an untold wealth of knowledge. It will teach you more about Masonry. It will answer some of the questions raised in the blue lodge degrees. It is a sort of “graduate course” in Masonic teachings. In fact, it aids, supplements and reinforces the blue lodge in every way. As organizations, these bodies are mutually dependent because they strengthen each other.
By joining Scottish Rite, you have an opportunity to expand upon your knowledge of Freemasonry, to widen your circle of friends, and to serve humanity in unique ways.
If you would like to become a member of the Valley of Williamsport Scottish Rite, please follow the instructions below to fill out an application online, or print and fill out the application for membership.
To become a member of the Scottish Rite, you must:
- – Be a Master Mason in good standing with your individual Symbolic Lodge.
- – Complete a Petition for Membership
- – Two current members of the Valley of Williamsport Scottish Rite as your recommenders.
- – Submit your application in person or by mail along with the required application fee of $175.00 (this fee includes 1 year of dues at $135.00 per year).
If you are submitting your application and fee via mail, please send it to:
Valley of Williamsport Scottish Rite
348 Market Street
Williamsport, PA 17701