You are not required to purchase an SCA membership before attending SCA meetings and events. Membership is a requirement for holding office in SCA groups, for participation in combat and combat-related activities in some kingdoms, and for eligibility to receive awards in some kingdoms.
Benefits of Membership
- Discounts on event admissions
Membership card – by signing the waiver on the membership application, you can speed your check-in at events by presenting your card instead of signing waivers at the door.
- SCA Publications – Sustaining members receive their kingdom’s newsletter. Sustaining/International members can also purchase subscriptions to other kingdoms’ newsletters, Tournaments Illuminated (the quarterly magazine of the Society), the Compleat Anachronist monograph series, and the Board of Directors’ Proceedings.
- Voting privileges in your local group – the membership rolls are used when determining to whom to send polling on group matters.