The Order is open to all men over age 18 who are of good character and who are free from criminal convictions. There is no upper age limit to join however initiates aged over 65 years old will not be entitled to some membership benefits.
How do I join the KGH?
We welcome new members to our Order and joining is a relatively simple matter. It requires the nominee to be proposed and seconded by two existing members. Your application will be considered by the encampment and if successful you will be prepared for initiation into the GUOKGH.
If you know which is your local encampment then it may be appropriate to talk to the scribe to discuss the process and any local requirements.
Alternatively, please leave us a message (Contact Us) and we will pass your details on to your nearest camp.
Can I join more than one Camp?
You can be a member of one camp - this is called your "Mother Encampment" but you are welcome to attend others as a visitor at any time. It is usual to contact the scribe before the visit, as a courtesy. Regular visitors may be offered honoroury membership of the other camp.
There isn't a Camp nearby. Can I start one up?
Of course we welcome new camps joining our Order, subject to their being viable. The first thing to do is talk to the Grand Scribe or seek advice from one of the nearest encampments to you.
How much does membership cost?
There is no joining fee. Membership is paid by registration of attendance. The current fee is £1 per week and can be paid weekly, monthly, quarterly, 6 monthly or annually. So, the cost per year is £52 which can be paid in advance if preferred. Special rates may apply for the unwaged. Ask your local encampment for details.
Can you provide past membership information?
Generally, individual membership records are not available especially records from encampments that have closed. We can pass on enquiries to the scribes of currently active encampments, if appropriate.