Excerpted from the website description:
- The Council of Higher Degrees consists of the members of the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the Fellowship Degree of Honor, the Moose Legion Degree of Service, the College of Regents, the Academy of Friendship and the Star Recorders. The Council is a separate and autonomous unit of the Order. The purpose of the Council of Higher Degrees is: a) To be actively involved in the retention of Lodge, Chapter and Moose Legion members. b) To promote and support the programs of Moose Charities. c) To honor all newly elevated members of the higher degrees. d) To honor the memories of deceased members of the Council of Higher Degrees. e) To promote the programs of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Women of the Moose. f) To encourage fraternal and social unity, benevolence and charity among all members of the Order.