Royal Order of Ducks
The Royal Order of the Ducks, originated in the Orient of Texas, had its beginnings in the Valley of Dallas in the 1920s, where the idea of having a club just for the stage crew was conceived.
The title is tongue-in-cheek, but the Ducks have a significant purpose in the Scottish Rite. They provide services related to the staging of the degrees, to assisting the organized degree teams in the communication and exemplification of degrees and to other duties enhancing the proficiency, cooperation, fellowship and harmony of the Scottish Rite.
Many Texas Flight's usually have their annual initiation ceremony, referred to as a “hatching,” at the Double Eagle Ranch in May, and every even-numbered year hold a banquet in the fall.