Newcomers

Welcome to our group!

We’re glad you stopped by our page to learn about who we are and what we do. So let’s cover some of that.

Who we are:

Our members come from all walks of life. We have teachers, computer programmers, historians, gamers, bibliophiles…everyone you can think of. There is no real requirement to becoming a member-except that you be interested in what we do and try to participate in some fashion. This could mean that you simply come to events and enjoy what has been planned. Everyone who participates enhances the fun for others.

How to Find Us:

Website: You’re here!

Facebook: Barony of Thescorre Page – You’ll find event announcements and official business here. Feel free to like us and follow the Page to get updates on our local events.

Facebook: Barony of Thescorre Group – This is where you can find other members. It is a Private FB Group, so please send a request to join through the Group and we will be happy to add you. (We may request information about how you found us to better protect our members from fake accounts. Thank you for your understanding.)

See each activity for their separate Facebook Groups. Or visit the Barony of Thescorre Page and look under “groups”.

Email List: Thescorre Barony on Google Groups – This is our official email list. Updates about meetings and cancellations are shared here. Please contact the webminister to request membership to the email list. In the message portion of the email, please let us know your name and preferred email address so that we can properly add you to our group. If you have any questions or concerns, you can use the webminister contact form (link above) to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Other Important Websites:

Aethelmearc Webpage – Please see this page for “kingdom” information. This site covers a larger (but still fairly local) area and you can find more events and get togethers that are in nearby towns and states.

SCA Website – Please see this site for all major governing information about the Society for Creative Anachronism. This is the site that covers all SCA activity in the US and abroad.

What we do:

We “recreate” pre-1600s life. You’ll notice that “recreate” appears in quotes. This is because we understand that some things are better left in the past. Not bathing on a regular basis, for instance. So what DO we create/recreate?
We are a group of people who enjoy history. We love to learn about all things pre-1600s and we like to try our best to recreate those items and that atmosphere as best we can in the 21st century. This includes things like fighting, fencing, artwork, fiber arts (spinning wool, dying, fabric and trim making, etc), singing, dancing, and cooking, to name a few. While we do undergo extensive research, some things are just safer NOT to do in the modern world. See below…

Examples:

We research weapons and their uses and we have created ways to use them in similar fashions to how the originals were used, but without hurting anyone in the process. It is for this reason that we do not use live steel in our fighting “reenactment”. Instead, we use weapon styles we have created to be safe alternatives so that we can recreate the movement styles, tournaments, and battles of the past. And a word on that. We differ from traditional reenactment groups in that we do not directly recreate what has been done before (not every time). We do research and create items and experiences that “could” have happened. This allows us to include new people quicker, in that you do not have to be a history buff at your first event.
We research foods and recipes and create feasts that are similar to what would have existed. Obviously we cannot use some ingredients as they are now known to be poisonous or dangerous (like outdoor-rotted fish-ew!). But instead, we learn what these items were like-even if that means making some of the dangerous foods and figuring out what they are like so we can recreate them in a safe manner. We cook feasts for our participants to enjoy and to help fill out the atmosphere.
There are arts researchers who delve into spinning, weaving, sewing, painting, singing, storytelling-anything you can think of.
So if you like history or the arts or sciences of the past, we are likely the group for you. Stop in to one of our Newcomers Nights or come by any of our groups practices and meet some of our members. We often have examples of things we do and can certainly talk to you about whatever you think you might enjoy. All practices are open to the public, though if the practice is at a private residence, you will need to email the contact person to introduce yourself and receive the address. This is to ensure the safety of our members. Thank you for understanding.

IMPORTANT:

PLEASE SEE OUR ANTI-BULLYING POLICY HERE

PLEASE SEE OUR PARTICIPATION DISCLAIMER HERE

For the safety of our members, you will be required to comply with these policies at all times. Please be aware of this before visiting our groups or events. Thank you for your understanding.