That's your first step: To be one,
ask one. It's a easy as that! Just contact the Lodge, by e-mail, or by phone, at 803-256-2538, or drop by during business hours.
There are some requirements that must be met before an
application for membership can be accepted.
Must believe is a Supreme Being.
Must be male.
Must be 18 years old or older
Must have resided in South Carolina for 12 consecutive months.
Must be able to read and write English.
Must be recommended by two Masons.
Investigation and Balloting
Must apply by written petition at a regularly scheduled
Petition must be in the petitioner's handwriting.
Petition must be accompanied by the specified fee on the
The Lodge will assign a committee of three to investigate into
the petitioner's qualifications and make a report at the next
If the committee is favorable, a vote of the lodge members
present is held.
If the vote is unanimous, the petitioner is invited to take
the first of the three degrees.
The process of joining a Masonic lodge after petitioning
consists of three "degrees". They consists of the
Entered Apprentice Degree, Fellow Craft Degree, and Master
Mason Degree. Each of these degrees represent the three
stages of life as well as the stages a operative Mason would
go through in his life to learn his craft.
During the course of taking the degrees, all candidates are
required to commit to certain parts of our teachings to
memory. A "coach" is assigned to teach the candidate.
After the candidate has demonstrated that he has memorized the
required text, the lodge membership votes again. If the
ballot is unanimous, the candidate is invited to take the next