To become a Freemason you must:
Be a man at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character, have a personal belief in a Supreme Being (the definition
of a Supreme Being is up to you), decide to become a Mason of "your own free will and accord," be loyal
to your country, be dedicated to providing for your own family, have a sincere determination to conduct yourself in
a manner that will earn the respect and
trust of others, and possess a desire to help others through community service and universal benevolence.
Follow these steps to become a member:
Talk with someone you know who is a member of the Fraternity. If you do not know anyone who is a Mason, just contact Dentsville Lodge No. 398,
a lodge in your neighborhood, or the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. Masons do not solicit for members. You'll need to
express your personal interest in joining the Fraternity. Complete a
petition for membership and return it to your local lodge with your
degree fees. Three members will meet with you to answer your
questions. Then, your petition will be presented for secret ballot.
If accepted, you will be notified to appear to receive the first of
three Degrees of Masonry.