Formed in the East Kingdom, the Royal Foresters are based on the medieval foresters that protected the forests of medieval England from outlaws and poachers. Medieval foresters organized themselves into courts named after the forest in which they worked, but for SCA purposes we are organized as an Arts and Sciences guild that studies outdoor living, survival and camping.

The Royal Foresters are recruiting men and women who are skilled at, or have an interest in; camping, pavilioning, outdoor living, and survival in period fashion, as well as journeys over land, and by inland waterways in period fashion. It is the purpose of foresters to research, recreate, educate, and demonstrate historical tools, methods, equipment, and techniques for living, camping, traveling, and cooking in the outdoors or in wilderness locations.

We encourage regional chapters to organize in areas within the East Kingdom so long as they abide by our rules, regulations, and customs as defined by our constitution. These regional groups are named after the shire, canton, or barony in which the members reside, i.e. The Court of Endewearde Forest. All regional forest courts are subordinate to the High Court of the Forest but may act largely independent once established.