Banner Bearers in the SCA
Banner bearers are a type of non-combatant that is allowed on the battlefield during SCA wars. They are required to know the rules of the list and wear minimum light armour (or better) and must be over the age of 16. They are permitted to bear a banner (hence their name) and can be killed as a light, but cannot attack or kill any fellow combatant.
Being a banner-bearer is a nice, easy way of getting out onto the war field without having to do anything.