So the other day, we came across an advertisement for a new class being offered. It's being offered by a gentleman who makes plate armor. This called into question what the standard "gage" (thickness) is for SCA fighting. So naturally we looked it up on their official nifty site, that doesn't tell you much other than "check your local group".
So naturally we didn't find all that we were looking for. We did, however, find this. I am not terribly surprised that this happened, as in most places, they didn't do background checks on folks before letting them in.
I bet they do, now.
Of course, it doesn't help that parents STILL let their children roam the site, mostly unattended, with the assumption that "someone will watch them", which always annoyed me--I made a point of always keeping up with mine. That's part of being a responsible parent, yes?