THE 27TH ANNUAL WILD BOAR DEGREE / OUTDOOR LODGE / MASTER MASON DEGREE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 2ND THIS YEAR. THE MASTER MASON DEGREE IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 9:00AM. WE'LL START LUNCH BEFORE NOON, ALONG WITH OUR FUNDRAISING AUCTION. FOLLOWING LUNCH, WE'LL PUT THE WORK ON FOR THE WILD BOAR DEGREE! THIS MAY BE THE LAST YEAR WE INCLUDE THE MASTER MASON DEGREE IN OUR OUTDOOR LODGE - 27 YEARS AGO, RUSH KY LODGE HELPED US GET STARTED BY CONFERRING THE WILD BOAR DEGREE & WE'RE PLEASED TO SAY THAT BRETHREN FROM RUSH KY LODGE RECEIVED DISPENSATION TO PUT ON THIS YEAR'S OUTDOOR MASTER MASON DEGREE FOR US! ALL MASTER MASONS FROM LODGES RECOGNIZED BY THE GRAND LODGE OF OHIO ARE WELCOME TO COME OUT AND JOIN IN THE FUN. WE'LL BE COOKING THE PORK AT THE PROCTORVILLE LODGE ON AUGUST 1ST, BEGINNING AROUND 4:00PM - YOU'RE WELCOME TO COME OUT AND FELLOWSHIP ALL EVENING WHILE WE'RE COOKING!
We've been getting the Wild Boars ready and this year may prove to be one of it's best!
The "Wild Boar Degree" (first conferred August 6, 1988) is a FUN degree conferred each year on either the 1st or 2nd Saturday of August at the Annual Outdoor Master Mason Lodge & Pig Roast hosted by Proctorville Lodge #550 and Ohio Valley Lodge #536. The "Wild Boar Degree" is NOT an "Official Degree" of Masonry, nor is it intended to replace or supplant any Masonic teachings you've received. The "Wild Boar Degree" is a fun degree within which it's OK to laugh, "horse around", and have a little fun - yet we as Masons know all our rituals and all our Degrees have lessons to teach. The "Wild Boar Degree" is no different in that respect. While we are having a little fun, a good Masonic lesson is slipped in, and we receive a little education! However, the lesson taught in the Wild Board Degree is one we believe to be of lasting importance! In as much, we learn the lessons taught in the parable of the Prodigal Son, and apply these lessons to our Masonic lives.
This Degree is NOT isolated to only Master Masons from Ohio - to receive the "Wild Boar Degree" you simply have to be a Master Mason in good standing from ANY Lodge in the World "recognized by the Grand Lodge of Ohio" (ie. Book of Lodges Masonic) and there's a "one-time" fee of $5.00. YOU MUST BE A MASTER MASON TO ATTEND.
You can drive into Proctorville, Ohio and follow the signs or use this link for directions to the location of the Outdoor Lodge / Wild Boar Degree:
Latitude - Longitude:
Lat: 38° 31' 45.9582"
Long: -82° 20' 9.636"
We're marking this year's Outdoor Lodge with our first line of Wild Boar T-Shirts - (6) six of which will be auctioned off at the Outdoor Lodge! We'll also be taking pre-paid orders for the Shirts THROUGH Monday, August 4th, using PayPal. After August 4th, the Shirts may not be available again until next year - so, order your's today! If you'd like to take a closer look at their design, or submit an order, go to http://www.jeajr7.net/T_Shirts.html or http://www.proctorville.net/
Don't forget to bring a lawn chair & umbrella - stumps are limited, and even if it doesn't rain, a little portable shade can come in handy! For DIRECTIONS and more information about this Annual long standing tradition, please go to http://www.proctorville.net/