Martial Activities can vary across groups in the Barony.
Knights in shining armour! Armoured combat in the SCA resembles medieval tournaments. Combatants face each other in single combat, or take part in large melee battles, with as many as 1000 fighters on each side.
Youth Armoured Combat
Youth Combat (sometimes called Boffer) is a program that has been designed to be a starting place to teach our youth within the Society all about the chivalry and honour behind our armoured combat – while promoting discipline, gross and fine motor skills, and the basics of fair play.
Youth between the ages of 6 to 15 are marshalled, taught and mentored to promote a healthy and fun environment for competition while maintaining safety, fun and education above the need to win.
Parents are expected to monitor their children throughout and are encouraged to take an active role in both their learning, as well as the life lessons we’ll teach their youth about all aspects of our Youth Combat program. Please do not hesitate to contact your Armoured Marshal about youth combat opportunities.
Rules about attending events (or practices) with children.
Dashing swashbucklers! The precursor to modern fencing, rapier combat is done “in-the-round”, and combatants can fight in close with their opponents. Several cantons host weekly or monthly rapier combat practices. Please see the calendar for more information.
One of the most important skills throughout the time frame that we recreate, archery was used for hunting, practice, and especially war. Archery played an important role in many a battle and many cultures depended upon the innovative and skilled archers for defence as well as a means of conquest.
In the Society, we offer options to participate in target archery.
In addition to the target competition found in archery, we also recreate additional target weapons styles. At many Society events, you can find opportunities to try throwing common medieval weapons such as axes, knives, and spears, all in a safe, monitored environment. This is most often to be found at camping events.