Welcome to the World's Oldest Fraternity.
Take your time, look around to find a lodge near you and ask your questions of real Freemasons - and when you're ready: ASK!
Keep in mind, Masons do not solicit for members, the decision to become a Mason is your own.
To be eligible for membership in a South Carolina masonic lodge, a petitioner must:
- be a resident of South Carolina for the preceding 12 months; six months if active military
- be male, at least 18 years of age
- be a believer in the existence of a Supreme Being
- be a voluntary candidate for membership
- be motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit
- be prompted by a favorable opinion of Freemasonry
- be desirous of knowledge
- be willing to conform to the Ancient Usages and Customs of the Fraternity
- be willing to sign a Petition, stating your age, occupation and place of residence
- be willing to submit to a background check, and personally meet with a representative of our fraternity.
Admission is decided by ballot. To be accepted, the ballot must be unanimous.
Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of "making good men better."
Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favorably considered for membership. Candidates with pending criminal charges and/or extensive criminal records will not be considered for membership.
Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being (atheists are not accepted in the Fraternity).
It's easy to find out more. Just find a Mason and ask him about Masonry.