PRLog - Oct. 25, 2008 - WASHINGTON -- The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1733 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009) will hold a public event on Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to launch The Masonic Geocaching Society, a group of Masons dedicated to the sport of geocaching.
The event is a chance for geocachers from coast to coast to come together and find out about exciting new Masonic-themed caches hidden across the country and will feature a talk on codes and ciphers given by former Defense Department mathematician, Scottish Rite Mason and author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry, Dr. S. Brent Morris, Ph.D. Door prizes and tours of the Scottish Rite headquarters building will also be offered throughout the day.
Geocaching is a new high-tech treasure-hunting sport gaining popularity across America and is now being introduced to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Participants hide containers, known as geocaches. Treasure Hunters then use GPS devices to locate geocaches, exchange gifts, and share their experiences online at www.geocaching.com.
The Scottish Rite is a part of Freemasonry, the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. It seeks the betterment of mankind in general through the improvement of its individual members.
The House of the Temple Library and Museum serves as the headquarters and archives of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. Founded in 1801, and located at 1733 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 since 1915, the building was designed by the famous neo-classical architect John Russell Pope.
The museum features several exhibits highlighting Freemasonry’
For additional information please contact Dean Alban by phone at (202)–777–
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The Scottish Rite is a Masonic organization that continues a Mason'seducation of the first 3 degrees. 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.