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==Laurels in the SCA==
 
==Laurels in the SCA==
In the [[SCA]], entry into the [[Order]] of the '''Laurel''' is awarded to those who excel in a particular area of [[Arts and Sciences]], and it's in the job description for them to pass on knowlege to others. These people also judge [[A&S|Arts and Sciences]] competitions, pass on recommendations to the [[Crown]] as to who future laurels should be, and are examples of courtesy and chivalric conduct. A Laurel may take on an [[apprentice]] to train up to 'laurelhood', often in a particular field similar to their own.
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In the [[SCA]], entry into the [[Order]] of the '''Laurel''' is awarded to those who excel in [[Arts and Sciences]], and pass on knowlege to others. These people may also judge [[Arts and Sciences]] competitions, make recommendations to the [[Crown]] on who should be admitted to their Order, and are expected to be examples of courtesy and chivalrous conduct. A Laurel may take [[apprentice|apprentices]] and train them to a high standard, often in a field similar to their own area of expertise.
  
Becoming a Laurel (or any type of [[peer]]) takes about 10 years of dedicated work, on average.
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Becoming a Laurel (or any type of [[peer]]) takes about ten years of dedicated work, on average.
  
A Laurel is addressed with the [[title]] of [[Master]] or [[Mistress]], and bears a symbol of the laurel wreath. Some may also wear a [[Chain of Fealty]] if they are in [[fealty]] to the [[Crown]].  
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A Laurel is addressed with the [[title]] of [[Master]] or [[Mistress]], and may use the symbol of a laurel wreath. Some Laurels who have sworn [[fealty]] to the [[Crown]] also wear a [[Chain of Fealty]] .  
  
Masters and Mistresses of the Laurel are granted the privilege of [[alphabet soup|appending the letters]] '''"OL"''' after their name (e.g. Caryn von Katzenberg, OL).
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Masters and Mistresses of the Laurel may append their names with the [[alphabet soup|letters]] '''"OL"''' (e.g. Caryn von Katzenberg, OL).
  
 
==Kingdom Specific Information==
 
==Kingdom Specific Information==

Revision as of 11:58, 5 August 2008

The symbol of the laurel wreath was traditionally given to scholars, artists, athletes and soldiers in Ancient Greece as symbols of excellence. This symbolism is still with us today with the word Baccalaureate or laurel-berry, as a title for people who, for example, have completed a bachelor degree at university.

Laurus nobilis, also known as Bay-Leaves was used in the middle ages as incense and cooking.

Laurels in the SCA

In the SCA, entry into the Order of the Laurel is awarded to those who excel in Arts and Sciences, and pass on knowlege to others. These people may also judge Arts and Sciences competitions, make recommendations to the Crown on who should be admitted to their Order, and are expected to be examples of courtesy and chivalrous conduct. A Laurel may take apprentices and train them to a high standard, often in a field similar to their own area of expertise.

Becoming a Laurel (or any type of peer) takes about ten years of dedicated work, on average.

A Laurel is addressed with the title of Master or Mistress, and may use the symbol of a laurel wreath. Some Laurels who have sworn fealty to the Crown also wear a Chain of Fealty .

Masters and Mistresses of the Laurel may append their names with the letters "OL" (e.g. Caryn von Katzenberg, OL).

Kingdom Specific Information

The Lochac Order of the Laurel have a web page: http://www.sca.org.au/laurels