It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, 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.
Before you can join the Scottish Rite, you first must become a Master Mason in a Lodge under the South Carolina Grand Lodge. For further information, contact the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina who can in turn assist you in finding the Masonic lodge nearest you.
To join the Scottish Rite you must:
The Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA was the first Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. All other Supreme Councils and Subordinate Bodies of the Scottish Rite are derived from it.