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A&S Competitions

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classes

Arts & Sciences at the War! Want to teach at war? Please fill in the Teacher form. If your class is aimed at or is accepting of youth participants, please include that on your form. We are trying something new this year for Art and Science classes at An Tir West War! We will have classrooms dedicated to the following subjects: Science Scribal/Book Craft/Illumination Cultures/Lifestyles Fiber/Textile Metal/Jewelry Bardic/Music/Theater (If your class does not fit in one of these areas we want your class! We will find room!) Classes must be submitted by June 1st. I look forward to having trouble fitting all the great classes into the schedule ;) Viscount Seamus O'Caellaigh, OL An Tir West War A&S Coordinator

Contact the A&S officer here.

 

A&S displays

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Cooks' playdate

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Youth Point

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Youth Service Initiative

In order to better involve the children attending the war in the service activities it requires to make the war run, we are offering the Children’s Service Initiative as a way to know how to help. Youth Service Initiative Form here.

What is the Children’s Service Initiative? --- Think of the Initiative as a game or a quest for children and teens to complete. Each event takes many hours of work. The initiative is designed to help children identify tasks they can complete and win an award from the Royalty at the same time.

How does it work? --- There are sheets with the service items at both gate and Youth Point. Pick one up and put your child’s name on it. We ask that children only do the tasks designated in their age range so that everyone gets a chance to help. As a task is completed an adult should initial next to the completed task signifying it was done. When their sheet is all signed off, bring it by Youth Point for a Youth Minister to collect. During Grand Court, shortly after court is opened, the children who participated will be called in for a token from the Royalty in return for the service they provided the war.

The Goal --- Service can be fun. Sometimes the jobs that need accomplished are repetitive or boring, but by learning to turn the job into a game or working with your friends to meet a goal, the fun and joy can be found. It is the goal of the program to help our children learn about all the tasks they can help with during an event - from helping an individual to helping an officer or even the Royalty. The SCA runs on service and it is important to the continuation of the Society that the youngest of our members learn this first hand.

Ages 5 - 8

  • Help distribute water to the fighters for 20 minutes with parent/guardian
  • Help distribute oranges and pickles to the fighters for 20 minutes with parent/guardian
  • Attend Their Highnesses or Their Majesties for 20 minutes(with older child or adult assistance)
  • Pick up 10 pieces of trash from the ground
  • Carry a water cup for a herald making announcements
  • Check in at Volunteer Point and assist with the task asked of you
  • Help unload and set up your camp for 20 minutes
  • Pick up combat arrows at the archery field for 20 minutes (with older child or adult assistance)
  • Assist any camp with dishes for one meal

Ages 9 - 12

  •  Help distribute oranges and pickles to the fighters for 30 minutes with parent/guardian
  • Attend Their Highnesses or Their Majesties for 30 minutes
  • Assist with your camp set up for 30 minutes
  • Assist any camp with dishes for two meals
  • Pick up trash for 20 minutes
  • Be a runner for the event steward for 30 minutes
  • Carry a water cup for a herald making announcements
  • Assist with the Coffee Fundraiser for 30 minutes
  • Check in at Volunteer Point and assist with the task asked of you
  • Pick up combat arrows at the archery field for 30 minutes
  • Take 5 bags of trash from a campsite or merchant to the dumpster
  • Help with 2 water refills for a camp or merchant. (Carry to water tap, fill and return)

Ages 13 - 16

  • Help distribute oranges and pickles or water to the fighters for 30 minutes
  • Attend Their Highnesses or Their Majesties for 30 minutes
  • Assist with your camp set up for 45 minutes
  • Help at gate (with an adult) for 30 minutes
  • Assist any camp with dishes for three meals
  • Assist with site cleanup for 30 minutes
  • Be a runner for the event steward for 30 minutes
  • Assist with the Coffee Fundraiser for 45 minutes
  • Check in at Volunteer Point and assist with the task asked of you
  • Pick up combat arrows at the archery field for 30 minutes
  • Take 8 bags of trash from a campsite or merchant to the dumpster.
  • Help with 3 water refills for a camp or merchant (Carry to water tap, fill and return)
  • Shadow a herald and learn about making announcements (and perhaps try your hand at a few)