WHO CAN JOIN THE SCOTTISH RITE AND HOW?
A Delaware AF & AM Mason can petition 60 days after receiving their Master Mason Degree at https://scottishritenmj.org/membership-application (out of state Brothers do not have to wait 60 days).
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BECOMING A 3° VS. BECOMING A 32° MASON?
The process of becoming a Master Mason (3ᵒ), the candidate must go through a petition, investigation, secret ballot, a process of learning the degrees, showing understanding of the degrees and a formal ceremony.
A candidate for the Scottish Rite of Lower Delaware only has to petition and then will be able to view the 4th degree. He then will be able to see live degrees, videos or on-line degrees consisting of the 5th through the 31ᵒ. After viewing three of these degrees, he can become 32ᵒ by viewing it. We have groups of Brothers who travel to other Scottish Rite lodges to view live presentation of these degrees and we would welcome new members. If a brother who wants to join us can take part in live degrees which the VOLD/VOW put on.
WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCOTTISH RITE?
Information can be found by Googling Scottish Rite. We are part of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ) of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR). Delaware has Ambassador at each lodge who can address any questions or concerns by going to the contact on our website
SCOTTISH RITE APPLICATION *Are easy to complete on line at https://scottishritenmj.org/membership-application is the perfect solution for those wishing to join the Scottish Rite. At the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction Scottish Rite website, you select Join, then select membership-application, a Scottish Rite Membership Application will appear and you can fill in this application.
ABBOTTS SCHOLARSHIP *The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction has a scholarship named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932. This 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.