Greetings and welcome to the National Knights of St Andrew (KSA) informational web site. We hope that this collection of materials will be helpful to you, your Chapter and Valley. We are not trying to standardize the Knights across the country because you each have your own goals and agendas as well as different financial resources. We are striving to inform you of activities in other Valleys and Chapters. If you see any section of these pages you would like us to enhance, correct and improve, please feel free to write us. If any of the Valley/Chapter links are incorrect please contact us and we will correct the link. Also, if you know of a Valley with a KSA Chapter that is not listed, please inform us.
As of 7 / 14 / 2017 there are:
145 Chapters in 38 States within the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction
23 Chapters in 9 States within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
Mission of This Site
This site is intended to be an information exchange center for Knights and Chapter Officers of the Scottish Rite Knights of St. Andrew. The site is not financially sponsored by or directly linked to any particular Chapter but is intended to become a communications link for all Chapters. The Knights who have volunteered to create and maintain this site wish to promote the Knights of St. Andrew for better service to the Scottish Rite Valleys and the Charities supported by KSA Chapters.
You can make this a "Brag Site" for your Chapter. Share your projects, news and photos. Knowing what Chapters are doing helps others with encouragement and project ideas. Send your information to the Liaison or Webmaster- links below and at the left.
NOTE: Our website is mobile compliant. Websites optimized for mobile devices now receive preferential treatment in Google's search engine results. Only mobile-friendly websites are included in search results on mobile devices. Visit this site on your Smart Phone, iWatch, iPad or other mobile device.
October of this year, we'll celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the "Black Cap" Scottish Rite service organization, Knights of St. Andrew. Add to your Chapter agenda a meeting or dinner in celebration of this historic event. You will want to review the HISTORY page of this website. We've added 168 Chapters since that start. KSA is an idea that works... in and for your Scottish Rite Valley.
Consider hosting a "Burns Night" Check the PROJECTS & CHARITIES page for some fun ideas.
It may be confusing to some that, across the country, our Chapters are known by several names. As "Black Cap" service organizations, most Chapters are known as KNIGHTS OF ST. ANDREW. However, each Chapter may select their own name, attire and functions to best serve their Scottish Rite Valley. Other names for the same service group include: Order of the Thistle, Scots Guards, Scottish Knights of St. Andrew, Scottish Rite Guards.... Regardless of the name adopted, we are a service group promoting the work of our individual Valleys. "A KSA Chapter by any other name will just as truly serve..."
...and a GREAT time was had by all.... The result of a LOT of planning and hard work, the 2018 KSA International Gathering of the Knights of St. Andrew was a huge success. Several photos from the weekend are availabe on the "Wrap-Up" page.
The next KSA Gathering will be held in Las Vegas, NV in 2020. A page has been added to this website to feature plans and promotions as they are developed. Our thanks to the Knights of the Las Vegas Chapter for taking on this challenge.
The idea of a service organization in support of our Scottish Rite Valleys has spread throughout the Nation and to other parts of the World. This listing shows our growth.
Visit the STATES/VALLEYS/CHAPTERS page to see a comprehensive list of KSA Chapters by Date of Charter then advise the Liaison of any additions or corrections that need to be made to your Chapter.
In the menu listing on the left, you will see a new page option... PHOTO GALLERY. Browse the collection of KSA Chapter photos we have there and then send the Webmaster photos showing the activities of your Chapter.
NOTE: This site is not intended for commercial purposes. The text and photos have been submitted by Knights and Officers of affiliated Chapters of the Knights of St. Andrew for appearance on this website. The use of these articles and photos by others is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the Liaison and/or Webmaster. E-mail links for both may be found at the bottom left of each page.