Slightly ot: of possible interest for Pagan Chirurgeons
- There is an organization which is both for the support of, and also
a fraternal organization (does good works) for pagans (including
aboriginal paganism, not just "Wicca" type) who work as military,
police, firefighters, EMS, and related, called the Officers of
Avalon. http://www.officersofavalon.com/ Their preceptor-general is
an old acquaintance of mine, Kerr Cuhulain (formerly an officer with
the Vancouver police). It's not specifically SCA but perhaps of
interest to some.
I have been emailing Kerr recently to find out if emergency first
aiders might qualify as "associate members" and he says yes, if you
actively work major SCA events like Pennsic, Gulf, Estrella, etc.
etc. (the large Wars). For instance, I explained some of what comes
through the Chirurgeon points at either War on overnight
shifts...kinda like any full moon in an Emergency room at a small
hospital. They'll also accept things such as Royal Lifesaving and
Cdn. Ski Patrol (etc.) if you do things such as lifesaving and/or
Search and Rescue.
So if you're interested, read up on them via their web pages and
make your own decisions. Thought I'd bring it up since I know many
many of the SCA's chirurgeons are pagan (NOT all by any means!!) and
that this might be of some interest. (Also do pass this onto any
military, EMS, firefighters, and/or cops who may be interested).
I"m told there is also an affiliated organization for pagan RNs.
Holiday best to all!