While there is no Masonic degree more important than that of Master Mason, there is a long tradition - almost as old as Freemasonry - of "high degrees" that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite degrees teach a series of moral lessons culminating in the 32°, Master of the Royal Secret. The Scottish Rite continues a Master Mason's education in many ways:
Become a Scottish Rite Mason of the Valley of Kansas City.
If you are a Master Mason.
In order to join the Scottish Rite you must: Be a Master Mason in good standing in a regular Lodge;
Complete a petition to the Scottish Rite (found at the bottom of this page) and include the appropriate fee;
and Attend a "Reunion" where the Scottish Rite Degrees are conferred.
Contact our Membership Chairman for more information [Email
If you are a Scottish Rite Mason in good standing from another valley or orient:
To affiliate with the Valley of Kansas city, you will need to complete an application for affiliation which you will find at the bottom of this page.
If you are a Scottish Rite Mason no longer in good standing in this jurisdiction:
You will need to complete an application for reinstatement found at the bottom of this page.
If you are a NOT a Master Mason
Before you can join the Scottish Rite, you first must become a Master Mason in a Lodge under a Grand Lodge that belongs to the Conference of Grand Masters in North America (COGMINA) or to a Grand Lodge recognized by a COGMINA Grand Lodge. For further information, contact the Scottish Rite Membership Chairman [Email
More information on Freemasonry can be found at the Missouri Grand Lodge Website