Re: [SCA-Archery] Virtues of Archery
- Well said. And it should apply to all aspects of the SCA.
However, I would add that for a Laurel, at least some familiarity with
the history of medieval archery is needed.
And an at least an attempt at period style dress, rather than the oft
mentioned "jeans and t-shirt".
Chad Wilson wrote:
>--- haroldingelsson <haroldingelsson@...> wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>This spun off of a conversation of what a Laurel archer should be.
>>Me thinks an archer shooting Bowmaster with longbow, period arrows
>>and in garb is impressive. The archer I hope to be.
>[the following is personal opinion]
>I am not a laurel. I have no clue what standards they really look for, and
>since politics and people are always together, I would not even venture to guess
>the current requirements. But, in a perfect world...
>An archer shows prowess with the bow. Any bow. Prowess is attained through
>disciplined practice and committment, not the equipment.
>An archer shows courage on the line. The archers always puts forth their best
>effort despite the compeition, or oneself.
>An archer is honest. You won't get very far in the SCA if you are a liar and a
>cheat. Archery is one of the more quantified martial arts.
>An archer is loyal. An archer represent more than themselves, sometimes they
>represent their spouse, or in friend, or a teacher. Loyalty means that you will
>attempt to act in a way that honors that person, as well.
>An archer is generous. An archer should be willing to share their knowledge and
>time with others. This may mean putting your bow down to help teach someone, or
>it may mean giving up a few arrows and that old fiberglass bow to a youth with
>wide bright eyes.
>An archer shows faith. Not necessarily in a religious manner, but in a way that
>shows their support of archery and believing in the other archers around them.
>It is about caring about what you are doing for a sense of personal fulfillment.
>An archer displays courtesy. An archer will respect other archers and act to
>support them. Rudeness is rarely tolerated in the SCA and is usually a
>The most elusive virtue of an archer is Franchise. An archer who is able to
>find it in themselves and act upon is a respected archer. When this person
>steps onto the archery range, everyone can see the nobility and respect in the
>person, nobolity personified. One article calls it a 'noblesse oblige'.
- In a message dated 12/6/02 10:09:16 AM Mountain Standard Time,
> You want some cookies, mister?Are they made from fresh Boy Scouts? <G>
Balthazaar, disappearing back into the background.
>The esteemed ($&$&$#&)! SM., John Ross
> --- In SCA-Archery@y..., Chad Wilson <caeman@y...> wrote:
> > --- blockflute1@a... wrote:
> > > An Archer is a Boy Scout?
> > This world would be a nicer place if more people acted like a boy
> > -Caedmon
> > avoiding the soap box
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