Society’s Guidance for Youth Combat at Pennsic


The Society Seneschal, A.J. Pongratz, has provided legal guidance for Youth Combat activities at Pennsic in light of recent changes in Pennsylvania law. The full text is quite long, and is posted in full at The East Kingdom Gazette

However, the pertinent part of the statement is:

In reviewing the official website of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services and the recent statute with other officers and agents of the SCA, I have determined that this statute will not impact on Heavy Combat or Rapier Combat by minor children of the age of 16 or 17 nor youth activities.



Call for Applications – Society Marshal

From the SCA Announcements mailing list:

The position of Society Marshal will soon be open. Candidates must apply in writing to the Board of Directors. This is an unpaid position.

The position entails administrating the marshallate activities of the Society and coordinating the activities of the kingdom Earl Marshals. Reports are required to be filed quarterly to the Board summarizing the martial activities of the Society and of each kingdom. The Society Marshal is also responsible for holding meetings to communicate with the kingdom Earl Marshals.

The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures is essential. The ability to travel is necessary, as well as having a telephone and e-mail. Knowledge of the traditions and history of the Society is required.

Resumes (both professional and medieval, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to the attention of the Board at the SCA Corporate Office, P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Resumes must also be emailed to, with a copy to  Resumes must be received by April 1, 2015.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Shawn Lindsey (Ritter Asoph Hearts) Society Marshal. He may be reached by phone at 817-822-4303 (please no calls after 9 PM CST), or via email at

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Calontir Fyrd and MAA Behourd

Fighters, Archers, Equestrians, I am pleased to announce the Calontir Fyrd and Man at Arms (MAA) Behourd. This season long tourney will run from Chieftains 2015 to Toys for Tots 2015. There will be two different booklets, one for the Fyrd and one for the MAA. Fyrd, your part of the tournament is to challenge as many different MAA as possible. MAA, your part is to challenge as many different Fyrd as possible. Challenges may happen at any event, fighter practice, or gathering but you only get one point per person challenged.

You may be asking, what if I’m a Fyrd in one discipline but a MAA in another and want to keep my challenges separate?  You can pick up one of each. But, what if I’m a Fyrd/MAA in multiple disciplines or the MAA/Fyrd I want to fight is in multiple disciplines or I just don’t want two booklets?  There will be a portion of each booklet that is marked for Cross Discipline Challenges. The booklets will be large enough to make short notes about the challenges.

Starting with Winter War Maneuvers you can pick up your booklet(s) from me, Nakos Theodorosides, at any event I’m at. At Winter War Maneuvers I will have 200 of each for Fyrd and MAA to take extras back to their groups. If you have any questions please contact me on Facebook or by email.

The intent of this behourd is to promote Fyrd and MAA to mingle and get to know each other better and to pass knowledge on. Oh and remember, once a Fyrd always a Fyrd.