Membership in the Scottish Rite
San Francisco, CA
“Spes mea in Deo est:   My hope is in God.”

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. 


“Inspirational, Convenient, and Enjoyable.”

Participating in the inspiring, convenient and enjoyable programs and fellowship activities for members is the means of getting full value from a Scottish Rite membership.

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


Open Space
“Reunions offer the chance to participate in degrees, and enjoy social fellowship.”

Degrees are the heart of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and expand on Masonic teachings principally in the areas of morality, history and philosophy.

In the Scottish Rite the degrees are dramatized generally twice a year during the spring and fall reunions.

“The Valley of Erie awards many scholarships each year.”

Scottish Rite Valley of Erie and our individual members give generously to national charities as well as those in our community.

In particular, we sponsor the Scottish Rite Building Foundation, the Scholarship Foundation of Erie Scottish Rite bodies, and Compass Reading Center as well as other local Masonic Treasures.
“Scottish Rite provides many opportunities for Family Fun.”

From family picnics at Waldameer to boat rides on Lake Erie and baseball outings at Jerry Uht park…

The Scottish Rite Valley of Erie provides many opportunities for our members’ families to share in the fellowship and fun of Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

“Scottish Rite membership is open to all Masonic Blue Lodge members in good standing.”

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 download the petition here, or contact us for more information.

You can also visit where you can order a free DVD presentation.