LODGES, OFFICERS, POSITIONS AND DEGREES
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows has three levels of “Lodge”: the Lodge, the Encampment, and the Patriarchs Militant.
The Lodge is assigned to new initiates. The initials of the Odd Fellows lodge are “FLT” which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth as the basic guides to live by as an Odd Fellow. Once a member has made their way through all the degrees and has had the 3rd degree (truth) bestowed upon them, they are entitled to hold an office or position in their lodge, and are also eligible to go on further in Odd Fellowship through the higher degree branches such as the Encampment and the Patriarchs Militant (aka the Canton).
To learn more, please visit our Grand Lodge page. Grand Lodge of Illinois