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Youth Activities

Many events have Youth Activities that include learning and fun.  But children can also find out that they can be part of the Society for Creative Anachronism as much as the adults can. Many times the younger members of our Kingdom can enter Arts and Science competitions to show off the crafts and skills they […]

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Teen Activities

The Society for Creative Anachronism encourages lifelong learning and creativity among its members, and this includes our young adults.  Teens and young adults are encouraged to learn and explore and adventure along with and beside the older members.  Many of the classes allow teens and young adults to attend and learn (and teach).  Most class […]

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Rattan Combat Activities

Rattan combat has requirements for the safety of participants.  There are armor requirements and weapons requirements.  Armor and weapons are inspected before participants fight.  The weapons for rattan combat uses rattan shafts to replace the swords, axes and spears from tournament fighting in the middle ages.  The rattan breaks in such a way as to […]

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Thrown Weapons Activities

Thrown weapons at events often have spears, axes and knives.  Sometimes there is loaner gear available for people to try.  If people want to buy their own there are online stores where the equipment can be purchased. Some local groups also have thrown weapons practice.  Contact your local group and find out more. […]

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Archery Activities

The archery at SCA events has some limitations for fun and safety.  To establish the medieval atmosphere compound bows are not allowed.  Arrows are limited to wood. Aluminum and carbon fiber shafts are not allowed.  It is common to see cross bows, long bows, horse bows and a variety of modern re-curve bows on the […]

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Equestrian Activities

There are a variety of equestrian activities that occur at SCA events. Beyond the ‘jousting’ at the very large events, there are equestrian games that are held.  As any horse owner knows, there are costs associated with the equestrian activities.  If you would like more information about participating with equestrian activities at SCA events, we […]

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Martial Activities

Developed over the 50 years of its existence The Society for Creative Anachronism’s Marshall activities are intended to closely produce the thrill of participating in archery, battles and equestrian scenarios while still keeping our members safe. The range of marshal activities include: Rattan Combat – Oldest of the SCA marshal activities, combatants used blunt weapons […]

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Clothing

For as long the Society for Creative Anachronism has been around, its members have been making and wearing attempts at the clothing worn by people from before 1600CE.  We find that this adds to our experience and makes it much less like attending a thing and turns it into a feeling of belonging to a […]

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