Office of the President
The SCA regrets the tragic events which have occurred in Lehigh Valley regarding Benjamin Schragger, and we wish to convey our sorrow to all those involved. Both as an organization and as individuals we are shocked and horrified by the allegations. We will be cooperating with the authorities in every way, and should the allegations be proven, we will take all appropriate actions available to us under our governing documents.
We are committed to re-examining our policies, strengthening and improving them so that there be will no question about our goal of protecting our children and youth to the fullest extent humanly possible. Such steps are actively under discussion now.
Unfortunately, no set of policies, procedures or protocols can ever protect us completely. These steps will need to be matched by a thorough and constant vigilance, not only for ourselves, but for our society.
As we work to ensure a safe environment for our children, we must remind members of the press that this is still an ongoing investigation, and we do not wish to compromise the efforts of the authorities by making any further responses until that investigation has reached its final conclusion.
The Society For Creative Anachronism, Inc., is an international 501-3c not-for-profit corporation, with the aim of preserving the fine arts, arts martial, and chivalric ideals of the Middle Ages through participatory activity.
The SCA is a volunteer-run organization, divided into groups by region/country/state, then by county, to city and often college campus- based groups. For the flavor of our activities, we use the conceit of calling these respectively Kingdoms, Baronies, Shires/Marches/Cantons/Colleges.
The Society welcomes and encourages family participation, and the active involvement of parents in family events.
For further information, see our website at http://www.sca.org/ .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Tamara Griggs 513-731-1996