Gavin Haley is the youth champion in the Northeast, in the East Kingdom. He, along with his comrades do battle each week, under the watchful eyes of his dad, Don “Asgar” Haley, as part of the youth combat program of the SCA groups Barony of Concordia of the Snows (based out of Albany, New York) and the Shire of Glenn Lynn. Eric Jenks of the Saratogian has the story.
While combat often attracts members to the SCA, other possibilities are also offered. “We just want to get people involved in history,” Haley said. “If you’re interested in learning about a subject, there’s someone who’s willing to teach you about it in the society."
Youth practice is held from 1 to 4 p.m. on most Sundays this January, February, and March at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.