Joining the NCHR | 71st Highlanders is fairly straight forward.
There are many re-enactment groups, each with a different focus and each is made of individuals with different personalities and interest. Our recruitment steps aren't to make it difficult but rather to make sure the NCHR | 71st Highlanders is a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for the NCHR | 71st Highlanders. We want to make sure you are aware of everything this hobby involves. There's nothing more disappointing than to get excited about a new adventure only to learn what you thought is the exact opposite.
First, we'd love for you to join us at an event as a spectator so you can see what we're all about before you make any commitments. Check out our event schedule, pick an event and let us know so we can be on the lookout for you. We will be happy to show you around our camp, explain the different aspects of the hobby, and answer your questions. Then, if you are still interested we have some extra things for you to use, such as clothing, muskets, and dishes, so you can test drive the hobby as a participant.
Membership is required before you can fire a musket. Paying member must be 18 or older. Children are to be with a paying parent on family membership.