As the White Lambskin is the Badge of a Mason, so is the regulation cap the badge of a Scottish Rite Mason. The caps of the Scottish Rite are prayer caps, always to be worn during prayer. It is to show our respect and devotion to God, and to identify ourselves as Masons of the Scottish Rite. It may be worn at Scottish Rites meetings and throughout the Reunion. Since they are prayer caps, they must not be worn on the street. You may wonder, when you see the different color caps being worn by various members, what they denote.
A black cap indicates that the wearer has attained the 32nd degree. The great majority of the members wear this black cap.
A red cap means 32° Knight Commander of the Court of Honor (KCCH). It is not a degree but an investiture. It is one of the great honors in all Masonry to be designated to receive this honor.
A light blue cap means that the wearer has been a Scottish Rite Mason for fifty years or more. It is a great honor and achievement to have served the Rite for 50 years.
A purple cap indicates that the wearer is a 33° Sovereign Grand Inspector General and active Member of the Supreme Council
The white caps are worn by those who have been honored with the 33° Inspector General Honorary. Almost all 33° Inspector Generals Honorary have previously been invested with the Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour. Exceptions are by the vote of the Supreme Counci
A White Cap with a scarlet band indicates that the wearer is a Deputy of the Supreme Council and an active member of the Supreme Council.
The white cap with a band of blue silk velvet is worn by the brother who is a 33° Mason and who has been elected by the Supreme Council to the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour. This is the highest decoration which can be bestowed on an Inspector General Honorary
Double Eagle Awards
General Guidelines: Points for the award are accumulated on a calendar year basis and the cut-off is December 31st of each year. Basic awards are presented by the SGIG or DEPUTY on the occasion of his Annual Visit, with further presentations to be held annually in May of each year. Extended Service: After a member has begun accumulating Double Eagle Award Points, the following is the schedule for the presentation of the various Awards which the Member earns:
DOUBLE EAGLE AWARDS
- 500 points — The Basic Double Eagle Award Medal suspended on a Black neck ribbon.
- 1,000 points - Addition of a Red hanging bar.
- 1,500 points — Addition of a White hanging bar.
- 2,000 points — Addition of a Blue hanging bar.
- 2,500 points — Addition of Gold hanging bar.
- 5,000 points - Replace Black medallion ribbon with Red neck ribbon.
- 7,500 points - Replace Red medallion ribbon with White ribbon.
- 10,000 points — Replace White medallion ribbon with Blue Ribbon.
- 15,000 points — A Sunburst pin to be attached to the ribbon above the Medallion.
- 20,000 points - Replace Blue medallion ribbon with Red, White and Blue ribbon. This completes the award.