Scottish Rite ~ Valley of Reno, Orient of Nevada
The Nevada Scottish Rite bodies belong to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America. Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia belong to the Southern Jurisdiction, whose Supreme Council – our national governing body, is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry was organized in the United States in 1801 and traces its lineage to Masons in 18th century France as well as to Frederick the Great of Prussia. Scottish Rite bodies are located on every continent and share the common values and goals of helping men become better individuals, husbands, fathers, and citizens of their respective countries. We do this through ritualistic instruction and the application of this instruction through various Masonic, community, and charitable activities.
As indicated by our name, the Scottish Rite is a part of the Masonic Fraternity, advancing the principles of Freemasonry through the ritualistic teachings of the 4th thru the 32nd degrees. As Freemasons and as Scottish Rite Masons, we hold the philosophical and practiced principles of brotherhood, equality, religious toleration, political freedom, and charity as important guiding principles in our lives and conduct.
Please take a moment to review this website and learn more about the work of the Scottish Rite. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our great fraternity, the contact information for each Masonic organization on this website will help you in your quest. If you would like to make an inquiry by telephone, you may call the Reno Scottish Rite Offices at (775) 322-1933. Thank you for your interest and we are happy to assist you.