Archery in the SCA is open to all ages. Children of age 12 and under must have a parent or other responsible adult (designated by the parent), with them on the range. Youth archers (ages 13 – 17 years), must have a parent on site.

Bow styles varies greatly from authentic longbows and cross-bows to fiberglass and re-curves. Bows with a mechanical advantage (compound bows) are not permitted. Arrows in SCA archery must be made of wood, have target tips and use real feathers.

Archery is usually found at outdoor events with plenty of space to ensure safety. A Marshal will be present and conduct the range, making sure people only shoot and collect arrows when it is safe to do so.

Often there are archery tournaments at outdoor events, where you can Team shoot for your Barony or Kingdom.