By Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe


Volunteering as a Minister of the Lists in the SCA is a vital and honorable position. We have the privilege of immersing ourselves in a vibrant world of history and contributing to the preservation of ancient traditions.

Fostering Camaraderie

Volunteering as a Minister of the Lists offers us a unique opportunity to build lasting friendships within a community of like-minded enthusiasts. By dedicating our time and expertise, we become integral parts of a tight-knit network, forging bonds with fellow reenactors, martial artists, and history buffs. The spirit of camaraderie within the reenactment community creates an environment where we support and encourage one another, enhancing the overall experience.

Ensuring Fairness and Sportsmanship

As MOLs, our primary responsibility is to ensure fair play during tournaments and competitions. We meticulously record the outcomes of each match, keeping track of points, victories, and defeats. Our impartiality and attention to detail contribute to the integrity of the reenactment community, ensuring that participants are treated fairly and that rules are upheld. Our presence helps maintain an atmosphere of respect and sportsmanship among competitors, fostering an environment where individuals can display their skills and honor the principles of fair play.

Personal Growth and Skill Development

Volunteering as an MOL offers us not only the chance to contribute to the organization in a positive way but also opportunities for personal growth. The position allows us to develop valuable organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills. As Ministers of the Lists, we must be adept at multitasking, coordinating events, and resolving conflicts, honing our abilities in a dynamic environment. Moreover, the position provides insights into historical combat techniques, armor, and weaponry, enriching us with knowledge that can be shared and appreciated within the reenactment community and beyond.


Volunteering as a Minister of the Lists is a rewarding experience that fosters camaraderie, fair play, and personal growth. By dedicating our time and passion to this role, we contribute to the promotion and preservation of ancient traditions while building strong connections within the reenactment community. Embrace the noble role of a Minister of the Lists and embark on a fulfilling journey of camaraderie, fairness, and fun.

If you would like to become part of our MOLlet (Minister of the List in Training) program, please fill out the form and Odriana will get in touch with you to coordinate your training. If you’d like more information before volunteering, please contact me at mol@aethelmearc.org and Odriana will be happy to help.

This was originally published in the Q2 2023 issue of the SCORE, the newsletter of the Kingdom Minister of the List.