The Scottish Rite in Georgia supports three primary public charities, including Childhood Learning Disability Centers, post-secondary scholarships, and the Scottish Rite Hospital, which is a part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Freemasonry has existed since time immemorial. The Scottish Rite as we know it today developed from so-called High Degrees from France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Scottish Rite has a rich and deep history, which has withstood the test of time and continues to perform its good works today. Since its inception in 1801, the Supreme Council of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite has been elevating mankind through its teaching and through its actions. Click here to read more about the Rite and its history.
Freemasonry has been said to be a 'beautiful system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated through symbols'. The Scottish Rite seeks to expand upon the teachings of the Blue or Symbolic lodge by conferring an additional 29 degrees, each of which expresses multiple concepts surrounding charity, patriotism, virtue, chivalry, and more. Within these 'high degrees' can be found centuries worth of wisdom that has been handed down from one generation to the next. Through this, the Scottish Rite is able to help turn good men into better men.