Newcomers

New to the SCA?

If you are new to the SCA, or are just interested in what the heck we're all about, then welcome! Virtually every group in the SCA, be it a kingdom, a barony, a shire or canton, has a group officer called the Chatelaine (or Gold Key). It is their pleasure to help guide and assist newcomers to the group. The Chatelaine is your first, best resource and will be very glad to answer any questions you have. Sometimes, male Chatelaines use the term Castellan.

You may e-mail Hawkwood's Chatelaine, Baroness Veronica Pasamonte (Jennifer Givens), directly by sending a message to: newcomers@baronyofhawkwood.org



The Barony of Hawkwood schedules periodic Newcomer Meetings to assist new members to the Society. Please contact the Chatelaine/Castellan for information about our next Newcomer Day! In the meantime, the main Society for Creative Anachonism, Inc. website has lots of resources specifically for newcomers including the Newcomer's Guide to the SCA. Another page with general overview of some of the aspects in the SCA is SCADemo.com.  

Helpful Heraldry:
At an event, look for either of these badges: Azure, a ring of two keys and a chief wavy argent.
- OR - Vert, a key palewise Or.

The person wearing either of these badges is the Chatelaine/Castellan and is there to help newcomers at events.