One of the questions we often get is why does our lodge name have a H at the end of Scottsburg. Scottsburgh Lodge number 572 Scottsburg, IN received its charter on May 25, 1886. At this time Scottsburg was spelled Scottsburgh. This was the spelling for Scottsburgh until June 30, 1892 when the post office changed to Scottsburg.
Freemasonry is the largest fraternity with over six million members world wide. Contrary to popular belief it is not a secret organization, you can see our signs in every town and in front of every lodge building. Our members wear rings and clothing that show they are members and have license plates and decals on their vehicles. If Freemason is a secret organization it would be the worst kept secret in the world.
For more information about Masonry please visit our Freemasonry page under the About Us section
Yes, not every Mason is a Shriner but every Shriner is a Mason.
There are lots of different charity work done around the world from scholarship programs, to Shriner’s children’s hospitals. We do a lot of work with children’s charities because they are our future. Scottsburgh lodge has helped with several local groups like School, and local sports teams, to organizations like CASA, special Olympics, and the local we care.
No, Freemasonry is not a religion. We do require that to be a member that you cannot be an atheist, but we do not allow any sectorial discussion in Lodge.