Service

Our Society is built on the ideals of chivalry and courtesy but runs by the concept of service. Without cooks, marshals, teachers, tent-raisers, hall-decorators, and so forth, no one would get to enjoy any of the activities we have come to know and love.

Group Service

As you begin to participate in the Society, you will quickly come to discover that the everyday, ongoing activities of the Society take planning, coordination, and execution by the members of its groups. Whether it be local fighter practices, business meetings, arts and sciences workshops, or any other gathering; someone usually must organize it, plan it, run it, and clean up after it. By serving in your local group or your kingdom, you help the Society to function daily.

Event Service

As the ongoing activities of the Society are maintained through its local groups and kingdoms, one of the most
important parts of our organization are its events. Without a doubt, this weekend some group somewhere is hosting an event, probably in your kingdom, and possibly right down the road. Most local groups host anywhere from one to three events each year, so there may be a hundred or more opportunities to attend and serve at an event in your kingdom. For as many opportunities are there to serve in your local group, there are many more positions that need to be filled at any given event. A few common areas of service include: Set up, tear down, cooking, server at meals, and water bearing.

Why Do We Serve?

Service in the Society is a means to an end. Without someone running the tournament, there is no tournament. Without someone registering names, nobody gets a unique name. Without someone cooking the feast, nobody gets to eat. By volunteering at local events, you make it so that others can come and fight, feast, and have a good time. Then, when it is your turn, you’ll hopefully find those others in their own kitchen or marshalling their own field so that you can play, too.

The above information is from page 10 of the article “A Newcomers Guide to the SCA“.

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