Copyright 2016 Valley of Freeport - Freeport Masonic Temple
Dean G. White, 33º - Valley Secretary
Christopher H. Cronau, 33º - Valley Treasurer
After becoming a Master Mason in a Blue Lodge, you have the opportunity to begin
the process of becoming a 32º Mason. The 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite expand
upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry, emphasizing ethical and moral lessons
that remind of our duties to God, family, country and fellow man.
Scottish Rite Bodies have four distinct parts
Lodge of Perfection (4º - 14º)
the Ineffable degrees amplify the three Symbolic degrees
Council of Princes of Jerusalem (15º & 16º)
Lessons based on the Babylonian captivity of the Hebrews
Chapter of Rose Croix (17º & 18º)
The Spiritual Heart of the Scottish Rite
Consistory (19º - 32º)
Lessons from the days of chivalry through the 20th century.
Our degrees are in addition to and are in no way “higher” than those of the Blue
Lodge. Scottish Rite work amplifies and elaborates on the lessons of the Craft.
Degrees are performed at annual Fall and Spring Reunions at the Valley of Freeport.
Candidates to the Scottish Rite will attend a reunion to observe the degrees presented.
Not all degrees are presented at each reunion. As you continue your personal growth
within the Scottish Rite Bodies, you will have the opportunity to view all degrees.
You may also attend reunions at other Valleys.
Thomas M. Edler
Most Wise Master
Craig A. Bauling
Thrice Potent Master
Eric E. Miller
Commander in Chief
Randal K. Kryder
You must be a member in good standing in your Blue Lodge and complete a petition.
Your journey may begin prior to any of our stated meetings.