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How can I join the Masonic Fraternity?

Many men believe that they must be invited to join Freemasonry.  Not only is this untrue, but in Pennsylvania, Freemasons are not permitted to recruit or solicit applicants for membership.  A person must ask to join the Fraternity.

For more information on joining our Fraternity, visit the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge at there you can locate a local Lodge to contact. 

If you are in the Reading area, please visit for Lodges near you.

How do I become a Scottish Rite Mason?

To become a Scottish Rite Mason, you must first be a Master Mason.  You may approach a 32° Scottish Rite Mason to take the next step in joining the Scottish Rite.  You may also visit the Valley or Reading Office for assistance in pursuing membership.

You can also obtain a free DVD presentation on Scottish Rite Masonry by visiting

Why should I become a Scottish Rite Mason?

"Wherever Freemasonry flourishes there will be found the highest type of citizenship and the best standard of living.” - Albert Pike, 33°

In Freemasonry 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.


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