About Scottish Rite Valley of Southwest Georgia
WHAT IS THE SCOTTISH RITE?
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite. It is one of the several appendant bodies of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry that a Master Mason can join.
Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Southern Jurisdiction, these are the Lodge of Perfection (4°–14°), Chapter of Rose Croix (15°–18°), Council of Kadosh (19°–30°), and the Consistory (31°–32°). The Supreme Council confers the 33rd Degree of Sovereign Grand Inspector General.
For additional information, please download the brochure, "More Than 3 Degrees." (PDF reader required)
In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP) clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today, there are SRCLP clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase.
The Scottish Rite Foundation of Georgia, Inc. was established August 26, 1980. Its purpose is to give financial aid to gifted Georgia students and provide funding for Georgia RiteCare speech and language disability clinics for children. The Foundation supports the charitable efforts of Georgia's Scottish Rite Freemasons.