Canton of Basingestoches Business Meeting: Sunday, June 4, 2017

There will be a business meeting of the Canton of Basingestoches on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The meeting will start at Noon and will be held at Pat’s Pizza, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine. If you would like to attend and are unfamiliar with the group please ask for the “SCA group” when you arrive. Attire is modern casual clothing.

If you would like to add a topic to the meeting agenda please contact Lord Hrafn at or request contact with him through the Canton of Basingestoches facebook page

Basingestoches Business Meeting & Potluck: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Basingestoches-Jan2014There will be a quarterly business meeting and potluck meal at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ & Lady Lijsbet van Catwic in Bar Harbor, Maine on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 beginning at 6 pm.

A facebook event page has been created for the meeting at

Please send any agenda items to the Seneschal of Basingestoches at

Here is the agenda:

1. Officer reports

A. Exchequer
C. Herald
D. Knight Marshal
E. Seneschal
F. Chatelaine

2. Nominations for next year’s officer nomination for Seneschal, Herald, Minister of Lists, Youth Combat and Knight Marshal.

3. Election of Seneschal & Officer appointments

4. Event recaps

A. Tourney by the Sea

5. Future Events

A. Feast of Saint Sylvester

6. Other business

7. Next meeting

8. Adjournment



Business & meetings

EKOFFICERS_seneschal_colorWed September 7th The Baron and Baroness are hosting a baronial event calender meeting.  6 pm at their residence.  I encourage all officers to attend and the meeting is open to any and all interested members of the barony.  To accomodate this there will be no project night on September 7th.

September 11th is our quarterly business meeting 12 pm at Pats Pizza in Ellsworth.  There is a lot to talk about and plans to be made.  As it is the day after the Fort Knox demo this would be a great time to bring a new friend along!

Regular canton activities at this time are Project nights every Wed from 6 – 9pm at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic.  Endeweardes Coastal singers meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the home of Dorothy, please email for directions.

Basingestoches Business Meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016

EKOFFICERS_seneschal_colorThe Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) will be holding a business meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016 starting at Noon. The meeting will be at Pat’s Pizza, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine.

You can review the meeting agenda prior to the meeting. Attire is modern street clothing and all are welcome to attend. The meeting will adjourn to allow time for those who wish to travel to the Baronial Combat Practice in Bangor, Maine (see Endewearde Master Calendar).

Infantry Endurance Training Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2016

10 AM – 1 PM
Bring your own lunch & water.

In February 2016 the Seneschal of the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient), Lord Thomas de Marr’, announced the opportunity for SCA members to participate in an Infantry Training Endurance Hike on the carriage roads of beautiful Acadia National Park.

Please consult a scan of the carriage trail map with the hike route posted on April 18th on the Infantry Endurance Training Hike facebook event to learn where to park and where the route will take you. Lord Thomas de Marr’ indicates on this map that the hiking route will start at the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot on the North side.

The endurance training hike will be held on the Hadlock Brook Loop carriage road. This is a 3.9 mile circuit that features a pond, a waterfall, and both steep and gently rising grades. The Acadia Carriage Road and Hiking Trail Pocket Guide (page 27) describes access to this section of the carriage trails (paraphrased) as follows:

A mile north of Northeast Harbor on Rte. 198 is the stone Brown Mountain Gatehouse. Park in the lot just north of that. A short rise leads to intersection [18], where you will turn left. The carriage road continues straight and level for over a mile. It skirts Upper Hadlock Pond.Two right turns at [13] and [12] lead up one of the steepest carriage road grades in the system. But you will be amply rewarded for your efforts; awaiting you at the top is the highest waterfall in Acadia National Park and two of Rockerfeller’s loveliest bridges, Hemlock and Waterfall Bridges.

Hadlock Brook drops 40 feet and t hen cascades under Waterfall Bridge into a deep ravine before finally emptying into Upper Hadlock Pond.

The descent from the bridges to [19] is a gradual one, offering wonderful views of Hadlock Pond and the surrounding forests. Turn right at [19] and left at [18] to return to your car. If you prefer a gentle climb, reverse your direction for an easy ascent up and a fast trip down, finishing with the level path along Upper Hadlock Pond.

This loop can be reached from the Parkman Mountain parking lot one-half mile north of Upper Hadlock Pond on Rte. 198.”

The original map is the Acadia National Park map of carriage trails (pdf).


Basingestoches future is now in our hands!

Fog on Cadillac

The last step towards becoming a full status canton is in progress.  Paid members of the SCA currently on record with the Society will receive a polling letter in the mail.  This is for all members residing within the boundaries of our fair canton Basingestoches as of May 1st 2016.  The Poll has been made and approved by the East Kingdom Polling Mistress who will receive the polls as hey get sent in to her.  To make things easier and more secure I have included addressed envelopes already stamped to be return to the Polling Mistress who will then turn the results into the East Kingdom Seneschal for a yes or no decision.  All polling letters must be returned to her no later than June 7th 2016 which means in her hands, not postmarked.  I am very excited with our progress and look forward to our goal of being fully recognized at the Great Northeastern War this July.

February Business Meeting

Our Quarterly meeting is right around the corner on Sunday February 21 12pm at Pats Pizza in Ellsworth. The Agenda is as follows:

Basingestoches Business Meeting, February 21 2016
1. Officer reports
A. Exchequer
C. Herald
D. Seneschal & Chatelaine
E. Knight Marshal
2. Canton status (Incipient)
3. Canton Charter
4. Event recaps
A. Feast of Saint Sylvester
5. Future Events
A. Cock & Bull Tavern at Jehans
B. Garb workshop
C. Infantry Endurance Training Hike
D. Tourney by the Sea June 4th
E. Bowman’s Burn
F. 4th of July Demo
6. Other business
7. Next meeting
8. Adjournment

Canton of Basingestoches quarterly meeting: Sunday, November 8, 2015

Heraldic device tiny shields of the Canton of Basingestoches

Heraldic device tiny shields of the Canton of Basingestoches

The Canton of Basingestoches will be holding its quarterly business meeting at the Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza restaurant, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine from 12:00-2:00 pm.

Read the full announcement for the Canton of Basingestoches Meeting November 8, 2015 and check back for updates to the agenda on this webpage.

New Officers!

Greetings Basingestoches,

We had our Canton Business Meeting On Sunday July 19 and many good things were discussed and decisions made.  Our big announcement is 3 officer positions have been filled and are as follows.

Knight Marshal – Hrafn Is Augu

Deputy Seneschal – Nuttus Assingdone

Deputy Exchequer – Gaius Fabious