breaking news!

Our Barony had begun polling for Baron and Baroness.  Click here to see their Letter of Intent and SCA Resumes.

We will have a Q&A for the candidates.  Click here for more info.


Archery and BOWW Friday Practice update.

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Rapier practice on the 1st and 3rd Sunday at Kamm Island in Mishawaka.  From 3 - 6 pm - cancelled if it rains!  See Events page for location.


IN LOVING MEMORY

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Our Baron, Freiherr Thomas der Kreuzfahrer.  

 

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The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe.

Members of the SCA study and take part in many activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, brewing, and much more. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are someone is doing it in the SCA.

The goal is to learn through hands on experience and sharing knowledge with others. The SCA encourages examination, study and recreation of Pre-17 century civilization and most importantly: the intent of preserving a code of conduct, mentality and philosophy that, in many ways, is lacking in the our world.

Feasting, Dancing and Merrymaking

The major activity in the SCA is our events - the chance for us to put on our medieval clothing, cook and serve the recipes we've been working on, dance the dances we've been practicing, socialize, and have a good time. You can find many SCA events taking place almost every weekend of the year, including: Tournaments, coronations, masked balls, collegiums, and inter-kingdom wars. Activities at events can include fighting, fencing, archery, art exhibits / competitions, indoor games, feasts and Royal or Baronial Court. For a list of events and dates please follow the link to the Midrealms Calendar of Events at Midrealm.org.


How you can get involved?

We welcome you to come to our local meetings and events. You are not required to buy a membership before you start attending, although you may wish to join if you decide to be with us regularly. Members do receive perks.
  • Members pay lower entry fees to events. Non members pay an extra $5 non member surcharge.
  • Members also receive a kingdom newsletter and have the ability to subscribe to other publications.
  • By signing the waiver on the membership application, you can speed your check-in at events by presenting your card instead of signing waivers at the door.
  • There are also certainty things you cannot do as a non member. You cannot fight at Crown or serve as an officer at any level.
  • Your membership dollars also support the SCA.  Without the member fees it could not exist.

The Barony of the White Waters does not require you to buy a membership. Feel free to join us at any meeting or event. Take a look at the News & Events page to see what's happening in Our Barony.

Be sure to contact Lady Elspeth Glendonwyn of Kirkaldy our Barony's Chatelaine. You may contact the Chatelaine at cvukovit {at} iusb {dot} edu. She will be sure to help you get acquainted with the Barony and any interests you have.

Where to start...

Attending one of the Society's events is the best method to experience first hand what the SCA is all about. At an event you will most likely experience

  • handmade clothing
  • feast
  • classes
  • fencing and heavy fighting
  • merchants and their wares

And more!

Don't forget the SCA is not only events. Much happens in between. Meetings are a place to meet new people and learn new skills. Feel free to ask about projects you see others working on. Some people are willing to teach as well.

You don't need to worry about garb for a first event or meeting. Medieval Garb is optional at our Barony  meetings and practices. If you wish to have garb for your first event some can be borrowed from the Barony by contacting Lady Elspeth Glendonwyn of Kirkaldy our Barony's Chatelaine. Most garb is made by the Barony members. If you are not interested in borrowing garb our populace can help you there too!