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crestThe Citadel of the Southern Pass is our local branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a 50 year old Medieval and Renaissance recreation organization with groups around the world. In the manner of the feudal societies of the Middle Ages, we divide our groups up into Kingdoms, and Baronies. As such, our "Barony" encompasses the greater El Paso,Texas area, including El Paso County, Hudspeth County, and a small section of New Mexico, close to the Texas border.

Our Barony is located within the Kingdom of the Outlands, which is comprised of El Paso/Hudspeth County Texas, New Mexico, most of Colorado, a small part of western Nebraska, and parts of Wyoming.

Activities common within the SCA include Middle Age costuming, weaving, woodworking, historical research, full armor combat, fencing, archery, exploring and reliving the ideals of Chivalry, period cooking, leatherworking, making maille, armor construction, and many other activities.

 

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Recent Articles

  • Phenomenal Archery Day this past Saturday!
    Just a wonderful day of Archery at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology (July 22).  Thought the rain might get us, but instead it was a bit hot and humid with no precipitation.  Unbelievable turnout – 80 individuals!   Appreciate all the help from […]
  • Archery Practice Returns This Week
    We are back at the EP Museum of Archaeology for Archery this Saturday, July 15.  Should be about 88, sunny with a 15% chance of isolated thunderstorms and 8 mph.  Grab your bows and arrows, boys and girls.  James Erskine Related posts: Citadel Archery […]
  • No Archery this week at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology
    See you at Hastilude (not the El Paso Museum of Archaeology)!  Ashley and I will be doing the preliminary setup of the Archery Range around Noon on Friday.  Saturday, the Royal Round will start after morning Court and continue after lunch Plus the […]
  • Class on the German Longsword Tradition at Hastilude
    Hello Citadel! Next weekend is Hastilude and in addition to normal Rapier events, I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting Kevin Maurer from the El Paso Meyer Freifechter Guild to teach a class on the German Longsword Tradition on Saturday […]
  • Citadel Archery Update for July 1, 2017
    Citadel Archers – It’s suppose to be 101 at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology this Saturday, July 1, but should be around 97, sunny with 8-11 mph winds when our arrows fly. There is a slight chance for rain at 24%. All targets have been […]
  • Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s archery practice!
    Citadel Archers – A pleasant, if warm, day of Archery at the EPMA yesterday. Good crowd of 58 including 18 Baronial populace members and a troop of Girl Scouts who were excited to try out the sport of archery. A bit breezy, but only one mishap with […]
  • Citadel Hastilude, July 7-9, 2017
    Hastilude is an all-encompassing camping event that will be focused on martial aspects of The Society. There will be tournaments for all martial styles (including archery), A&S competitions, classes focused on martial themes, and other competitions […]
  • What is Largesse?
    Throughout history, the generosity of the Landed Nobility has been termed “largesse”.  In the SCA, the giving of largesse by the Crown and Coronets allows for them to show that their wealth and happiness is a direct result of the wealth and […]
  • From the Citadel Archery Marshal
    Archers – Forecast for this Saturday’s (June 24) Archery at the EP Museum of Archaeology is 94, clear & sunny with 14 mph winds. Let’s hope the heat and winds are kind to us. We have a new archery box (compliments of Raul) for bow […]
  • A&S Competition at Hastilude
      How to enter an Arts & Science competition : Entering_Competition Competition rules for Hastilude: This event is martial theme Competition is open to all SCA members. Individuals may enter as many categories as they wish, with a maximum of two […]

 

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What is the SCA?

The Society for Creative Anachronism is a re-creation society for the Middle Ages. Our purpose is to bring to life the skills, ideals, and beauty that represents the best of the Middle Ages. The charter of the Society covers the time period up to 1600 A.D. Members select the time that interests them, and develop their name, style of clothing, armor, etc., through research.

The "best" of the Middle Ages and Renaissance includes ideals of chivalry, honor, loyalty, and respect for ladies. Many of the good values we work towards today had their roots in the Middle Ages and the concepts and ideals of Chivalry. These are the very same ideals we strive to demonstrate and teach in our group.

The SCA is an activity for the entire family. We offer classes for all ages in courtesy, courtly graces, and chivalry, as well as other areas of interest. It is our desire to use these tools to encourage strength of character in all participants. Even children are encouraged to participate in arts and sciences, games, camping, and foam-weapon fighting.

Our Society is composed of people from all walks of life - anyone is welcome to participate!

Many of our members have extraordinary skill in calligraphy, metal working, costuming, and other arts. Most of us, though, are just ordinary folks who join the SCA to escape the pressure or boredom of everyday life -- people who enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of other honorable people, and enjoy a chance to witness the pageantry and atmosphere of times past. Should you have any questions about the SCA or our local group please feel free to contact our Chatelaine, who will gladly answer any and all questions possible.

For detailed information please check out our Baronial Calendar of Events!