Society is in the process of rolling out a new Youth And Family Achievement program designed to expose youths between the ages of 5-17 to many of the varied activities that we do in the SCA. The program is a cross between a modern scouting badge program and a medieval apprenticeship. Families choose a topic, are given a list of mentors who teach that topic, then the child meets with the mentor at official SCA practices and events to complete the tasks laid out in the program. If you would like more information about the program, you can read the FAQ: http://sca.org/YAFA-FAQ.pdf
I am currently looking for people willing to be mentors in the following categories:
Archery, Arms & Armour, Equestrian, Family Life, Music, Pottery, Woodworking
These topics are the first seven to be rolled out, and more will follow, at which time I will be seeking out more mentors. The time commitment for a mentor is variable depending on the topic of study, but most topics would require an hour or so at several events or practices with the student working on assignments between those times. You can agree to mentor several students, or just one at a time, and you can choose to take breaks or resign from the program as needed. Mentors need to fulfill the following requirements:
• Be willing to get a background check (paid for by Kingdom and Society)
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Be proficient in the achievement badge subject by vocation, avocation, or special training.
• Be able to work with youths aged 5 to 17 years old.
• Be a registered member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know your SCA name, local group and region, and which of the topics you would be able to mentor, as well as any age limits to your mentoring willingness or skills. If you have any other questions, please email me at the above address.
I am also looking for experts in any of the following topics who would be willing to be part of a team developing the worksheets for that topic. These topics will be developed over the course of the next few years. In order for this program to work well, the topics need to be well-written and representative of the SCA as a whole. Please email me at email@example.com and let me know your SCA name, local group and region, and the topic you feel you can help with. Please tell me a little bit about your skill and experience in the topic.
• Agriculture • Archery • Arms &Armoring • Bardic Recitation • Basketry • Book Binding• Bow Making • Brewing • Calligraphy• Candle Making • Cooking • Costuming & Accessories• Dancing • Drama & Comedy • Drawing• Dyeing • Embroidery • Falconry• Fighting • Gaming • Glass Blowing• Heraldry • Herbalism • Horn Working• Horsemanship • Horticulture • Husbandry• Illumination • Instrumental Music • Jewelry• Juggling • Lace making • Lapidary• Leather Working • Languages • Masonry• Masquing & Mime • Mathematics • Medicine• Merchanting • Metal Working • Musical Composition
• Musical Instrument Making • Needlework • Newsletters & Publications• Painting • Paper Making • Pavilion Making• Period Fencing • Philosophy • Poetry• Pottery • Riddles • Rug Making
• Scribing • Sculpture • Spinning• Tanning • Tool Making • Toy Making• Tumbling • Vinting • Vocal Music• Weapon Smithing • Weaving • Woodworking
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Baroness Leonete D’Angely
East Kingdom Chancellor Minor