Altoona Scottish Rite

The Valley of Altoona is part of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and is within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment and the dictates of his conscience.

Our members seek to:

  • Exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of his daily activities, and the maximum service to humanity.
  • Aid mankind's search in God's universe for identity, for development and for destiny, and thereby produce better men in a better world, happier men in a happier world and wiser men in a wiser world.

How to Join

To become a Scottish Rite Mason, you must first be a Master Mason. Freemasonry is a fraternity whose membership must be sought by the candidate. So, in other words, to be a Mason, ask a Mason how to become a member. After you become a Master Mason, you may approach a 32o Scottish Rite Mason to take the next step in joining the Scottish Rite.

If you are already a Master Mason and would like to petition the Scottish Rite now, you can fill out the application below. You will be contacted by members of the Rite after your submission is recorded.


Online Petition Click to open, fill in and save.
After completing the application, please email it to the Valley Secretary.