About the Supreme Council
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in each country is governed by a Supreme Council. There is no international governing body—each Supreme Council in each country is sovereign unto itself. In the U.S. there are two Supreme Councils.
The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ) is located in Lexington, Massachusetts, and the Southern Jurisdiction (SJ) is centered in Washington, D.C. In the Southern Jurisdiction, individual states are referred to as Orients and local bodies are organized into Valleys; the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction refers to State organizations as Councils of Deliberation and the local bodies are also organized into Valleys.
Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the bodies are:
Lodge of Perfection (4°–14°)
Council of Princes the of Jerusalem (15°–16°)
Chapter of Rose Croix (17°–18°)