ARE YOU ALREADY A MASTER MASON?
To receive the Scottish Rite Degrees, you must be a Master Mason in good standing with your Craft Lodge.
Think of the Scottish Rite as continuing education for Master Masons — the “University of Freemasonry” — expanding on the symbols and lessons to which you were introduced in the Craft Degrees.
APPLICATION FOR DEGREES AND AFFILIATION
In a process similar to that of joining a Craft Lodge, you request to “Petition” for the Degrees which can be found here. If you are already a Scottish Rite Mason in good standing, you can request an application for affiliation here. If you have additional questions, or have submitted an application for the degrees or affiliation, we invite you to contact us.
NOT YET A MASON?
Before you can become a Scottish Rite Mason, you must be a Master Mason, meaning you have received the first three Degrees of Masonry from a Craft (also called a “Symbolic” or “Blue”) Lodge. Membership requirements vary from state to state.
In California, you must be a man at least 18 years of age, and of good character and reputation, among other requirements.
To further explore membership in Freemasonry, start by contacting your local Craft Lodge. It is important to note that Craft Lodges don’t recruit — you must express interest and ask for an application.
If you live in California, click here to search for a Craft Lodge near you. If you live outside of California, try an Internet search for the “Grand Lodge of Masons” in your state.