How to Get Involved
If you are interested in any aspect of the SCA, please feel free to contact our local Hospitaler or Seneschal. Information, loaner garb (clothes), loaner camping gear, and loaner armor are all available. Anyone is welcome to join us for an event, class, guild meeting, or fighter/rapier practice regardless if you are a paid member of the SCA or not. If you are interested in one particular aspect of the SCA (example: brewing, stained glass, sewing, wood working, metal working, etc.) the Hospitaler or Seneschal can help point you to the right people to get started. Volunteers are always welcome to help with hosting events, sponsoring gatherings, building armor and weapons, etc.
Currently, we have a fighter practice every Sunday of the month from 10am until noon or later (until the Knight Marshal leaves). Please watch the Shire of Ffynnon Gath group Facebook page for practice event details. Cancellations can and do occur due to major events, holidays, bad weather, or for reasons otherwise communicated to the populace by the Knight Marshal. Practices are held at the William & Eleanor Crook Park (430 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666). See a map of the location: here.
Please contact the Knight Marshal if you have questions. Visitors are welcome to participate or observe!
Currently, we have a Tri-Group (Ffynnon Gath/Bjornsborg/Bryn Gwlad) rapier practice the first Sunday of each month from 1pm until 3pm or later (until the Rapier Marshal leaves the site). Please watch the Shire of Ffynnon Gath group Facebook page for practice event details. Cancellations and schedule changes can and do occur due to major events, holidays, bad weather, or for reasons otherwise communicated to the populace by the Bjornsborg Rapier Marshal on the Ffynnon Gath Facebook group site. Practices are held at the William & Eleanor Crook Park (430 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666). See a map of the location: here.
Please contact the Don Miles Ridley (on Facebook) if you have questions. Visitors are welcome to participate or observe! Loaner fighter gear and garb will be made available.
We have a monthly populace meeting and potluck on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Check the Facebook page for more information. Location and times are always subject to change based on meeting facility availability.
**Due to pandemic social distancing practices, all populace meetings are currently held online via Zoom. Feel free to join us even if you are not yet a member! You do not have to download an app to use Zoom. Simply click on the Zoom link which is provided in the Facebook Event Invitation (as a comment) 15 min before the start of the meeting.**
Join the SCA
If you decide you would like to become a member of the SCA, after you have participated, you can purchase a yearly membership by filling out this membership form. Membership in the SCA costs $35/year and includes a monthly subscription to the kingdom newsletter, The Black Star. Additional family memberships typically cost $10/year. Membership is important to your local group and the SCA for many reasons:
- Only paid members are counted toward your group’s status as a Canton, Shire, or Barony.
- Site Fees for most events are cheaper for paid members.
- Only paid members can become officers of your local group.
- Only paid members may sponsor (autocrat) our events.
- Tender collected for the SCA help keep the whole organization going, from paperwork, to websites, to advertising.
For more information about the SCA, visit the society website here.
For more information about the Kingdom of Ansteorra, visit the Kingdom website here.