The Officers of the Barony of Wealdsmere are comprised of the hard working local volunteers from within the SCA that dedicate their time to making sure our Barony runs smoothly. Deputies manage tasks that have been delegated to them by their officer. This work not only helps the officers focus on other duties, it also prepares these volunteers for future service on the Baronial Council. Please remember as an organization run entirely by volunteers response times may be slower than the average business.
To become an officer of the Barony, candidates must be active members of the SCA (with a membership number) and submit a written letter of intent and a brief SCA experience résumé to the Seneschal with a cc to the Baron and Baroness. After that, it is left to a poll of the current officers at the following council meeting. If accepted, a Baronial Officer must be able to attend the Baronial Council meetings every second (2nd) Tuesday of each month. Baronial offices are two year terms with an option to renew.
The Seneschal is the chief administrative officer and the legal representative of the Barony of Wealdsmere.
They are the equivalent of the local chapter’s president: they run the meetings, sign the forms, and ensure the smooth functioning of the branch.
The Chatelaine is in charge of greeting and helping newcomers. The Chatelaine may be the first person you call to get information about the branch or about the SCA and he or she will be able to help you connect with the appropriate officer in charge of your areas of interest, or may line you up with a member who excels in the topic that is close to your heart.
The Marshal is in charge of heavy (rattan) fighting within the branch. They must be at least a junior marshal and are in charge of the local fighters practice. The Marshal makes sure that armor is up to standard and that fighting is safe.
The Chronicler serves as the branch secretary, aiding Wealdsmere by taking minutes at the council meeting, as well as publishing The Wealdsmere Watch, our Baronial newsletter.
The Web Minister develops and maintains the Barony’s website as well as dealing with the Barony's technical needs. They are also responsible for maintaining the barony social media accounts.
The Branch Herald for Wealdsmere is called the Three Oaks Pursuivant. He or she supervises field and voice heraldry and helps with the submission of names and devices. The Herald shall foster heraldic activity within the Barony.
Arts and Sciences
The Arts and Sciences are all the crafts, skills, and technologies practiced in the time period and cultures that the SCA covers. If you do not know what you might be interested in, take some time just to observe others and to ask questions. Perhaps you have a skill in the modern world or an interest that can be "translated" into the medieval world.
A deputy to the Chatelaine. No newcomer need feel awkward or naked at an event because they don't have any period garb to wear. Wealdsmere maintains a collection of loaner costumes and gear which is available to assist newcomers to blend in and feel comfortable within the group. Donations are greatly appreciated to aid in the maintenance and cleaning of the garb.
The office is responsible for maintaining records of garb loaned out and returned, storing loaner garb as well as ensuring garb is clean and available at events.
Please contact the Chatelaine for information on Gold key
Responsible for coordinating Archery activities within the branch. This officer makes sure that protection is up to standard and that archery competitions and activities are conducted safely.
In charge of rapier fighting within the branch. He or she must be a junior marshal of fencing; the Master of Sword makes sure that protection is up to standard and that rapier or sword fighting is safe.
Thrown Weapons Marshal
In charge of thrown weapons activities within the branch. He or she must be a junior marshal of thrown weapons; this officer makes sure that protection is up to standard and that thrown weapons competitions and activities are conducted safely.
Youth Martial Combat
The goal is to introduce and reinforce the ideals of chivalry, honor, courtesy, service, and heraldic pageantry, both on and off the list field. The program stresses good sportsmanship and parental participation. It is designed to allow the youth to learn more about all aspects of the Society and above all, HAVE FUN!
Youth Armored Combat or YAC, is the youth version of the adult heavy combat program. The main purpose of the program is to train youth armoured combatants to transition into safe and chivalric adult heavy combat when they reach the appropriate age, if they so desire. The program aspires to develop each combatant’s self-respect, respect for others, and an appreciation for medieval history.
We are so excited to share that Youth Rapier has just been added in 2019. This is the Youth version of the Adult rapier combat. The goals are much the same as YAC but in the field of rapier combat.
The programs are open to all those between the ages of six and seventeen, with the participants being split into separate age groups to insure proper instruction and guidance.
Open Position - Please submit letter of interest and resume to Seneschal & Baron and Baroness