Keeping any organization together is a lot of work. Each group within the SCA must be able to maintain proper functioning of the group. To this end each group designates officers to take charge of specific areas of responsibility. These officers serve at an administrative level. Within the Barony of the South Downs (and the Society for Creative Anachronism as a whole), individual members volunteer their time and talents as officers to help make things happen for everyone.

Baron and Baroness
Feudal and SCA heads of the Barony

Seneschal
Serves as administrative head and legal representative

Reeve (Exchequer)
Serves as treasurer (tracks the money)

Marshal
Handles fighting activities. Divided into groupings of special interest, including the Rapier Marshal (fencing) and the Equestrian Marshal (horses and mounted combat).

Arts and Sciences Officer
Fosters the Arts and Sciences (including educational classes)

Herald
Registers devices and arms for members in the SCA, announces events

Chronicler
Creates the Baronial newsletter

Chatelaine (Hospitaler)
Assists newcomers and visitors

Minister of Children
Plans children’s activities

Quartermaster
Handles Baronial property and storage.

Webminister
Maintains website