The Kingdom of Lochac
Arts & Sciences Handbook
On the Subject of Warrants
As an Arts & Sciences Officer, you are required to be warranted. This involves filling out a Warrant form (see SCA Governing Documents) with your details and appropriate signatures and returning this to the KMoAS. Warrants are for two (2) years. It is suggested that you start looking for your replacement at the 18 month mark. If you are having serious problems in finding a replacement the KMoAS will help you find one. He / She is here to help. There will be no extensions beyond a total of four (4) years consecutively in Office. This includes the KMoAS.
In larger Baronies or groups, the Office of Arts & Sciences may be divided into Arts Officer and Sciences Officer. Each must be warranted with the KMoAS.
When asked to become Local or Baronial Arts & Sciences Officer, contact the current KMoAS with a letter / email of introduction. The KMoAS will need the following information (for the warrant):-
- SCA Name
- Mundane Name
- Phone Number
- E-mail address
- Group you are acting for and name of the the Officer you are replacing
- The date you took over / are expected to take over Office
- SCA membership number and expiry date
The KMoAS will then send you a Warrant form and Information pack. Complete the Warrant form and return it as soon as possible (within a few weeks is recommended). Signatures for a Baronial Arts & Sciences Officer should be you, the Seneschal and the Crown or Crown's designated representative. For KMoAS, it is Crown, in the case of a Barony, it is usually the Baron or Baroness. For Shires, it is the Seneschal, Colleges and Cantons require the Seneschal and Baron or Baroness.
If you don't have a Warrant, you are Acting Arts & Sciences Officer. A Barony must have a warranted Arts & Sciences Officer.
Warrant forms can be found in the SCA Governing Documents in the SCA Organizational Handbook April 2001 (revised 2003) on page 38.