Newcomers

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What is the SCA?

“The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, you can experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills — calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework (to name just a few) — within an all-ages social group. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn transferable skills.” ~ From the SCA Newcomer’s Portal

“You will frequently hear SCA participants describe the SCA as recreating the Middle Ages “as they ought to have been.” In some ways this is true – we choose to use indoor plumbing, heated halls, and sewing machines. In the dead of winter we have more to eat than King’s venison, salt pork and dried tubers. However, a better description is that we selectively recreate the culture, choosing elements of the culture that interest and attract us.” ~ From the Society Seneschal’s Page

For general information about the Society for Creative Anachronism please visit the official SCA website.


How do I get involved?

Just come to one of our meetings on the fourth Sunday of (almost) every month at 2 p.m. local time. Visit our friends and family Facebook page at The Sable Boar Inn for up-to-date dates, times, locations and information on our activities.


How much does it cost?

You don’t have to have a membership to attend meetings or events, or to participate in most activities. You may be asked to sign an insurance waiver if you do not have a current membership. Only those with current memberships are eligible to hold offices.

A sustaining membership is $45/yr, additional family memberships are $10/year, capped at $30 per family. Members receive a $5 discount at events and the monthly Kingdom e-newsletter.

You can print out a membership form or join online at the official SCA Membership Information page.


Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely! The SCA is a family oriented organization. There are many activities for tailored for families and children.


What do I wear?

We ask that attendees make an attempt at dressing pre-17th century clothing (or “garb”)  at events and certain special meetings. Don’t worry, we have loaner garb available. Contact our Chatelaine (newcomer coordinator)  to get started.


Last Update: 11/20/2015

Previously updated: 01/04/2015

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