The Scottish Rite has been unique to the Jacksonville Bodies. The Guard was formed during the early days of our history and has been contributing to the esoteric and service needs of these bodies since it's inception into the Bodies.
The Purpose of the Scottish Rite Guard
To participate in the ritualistic degrees
of the Rite when requested by the
Director of Work.
To form an escort of Honor at
the funeral of a deceased Brother of the Rite,
to form a Reception Committee for any assembly of the Rite of
whatever nature when called upon to do so.
To be a service organization of
the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of
To assist the
and the regular officers of the Rite in
maintaining decorum and harmony in all areas of the Center and the Rite.
To assist and carry out the
requests and wishes of the Sovereign Grand
General or Deputy, in the Orient of Florida and /or his Personal
Representative in the Valley of Jacksonville, and
to assist in carrying out the
programs of the Executive Committee and the Heads of the Four Coordinate
Bodies of the said Rite, when requested of the Captain of the Guard.
To invite desirable Master
Masons, who have passed their proficiency
or have been a Master Mason for no less than six months, to
for the Scottish Rite degrees and to work generally for the up-
building of the Rite.
To attend all assemblies of the
Scottish Rite Guard and all regular meetings
Scottish Rite Bodies and to wear the uniform of the Guard when
instructed by the Captain.