Newcomer Information

Our Barony Welcomes You: Getting Started

Welcome to the Barony of Castlemere, the Jacksonville, FL, chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc.

"I'm the local new member contact also known as 'Chatelaine' in the SCA. If you have any questions or if there is anything you need please let me know. I'll be happy to help!"

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. Our members study and take part in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, and much more. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are you'll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it.

Getting started in the SCA can be an overwhelming experience and to help you with this ongoing learning process we offer New Member Resources and several contacts to help step you through this new adventure.

Download these articles for further information:

Download these articles for further information:

Our regular group meetings are held twice per month, see the homepage of the web site for location. We will present you with a New Member Package with lots of information and answers to a lot of those questions you may have. Just swing by, be yourself and join in!

For more information or to ask specific questions, email the chatelaine (Noble Hawisia de Groote) at .

For more information on the Chatelaines, visit the kingdom Web site.

The SCA is expressly welcoming to all people of any race, sex, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against, sexually harassed, bullied, or subjected to hate speech, contact a seneschal, the President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

For more information, please see the Governing Documents/Corpora, Seneschal’s Handbook, and our complete Library of Documents.