The Frith

The Frith of the Community

All kindreds, groups, and families should have a Frith Keeper appointed in their group to be responsible for their group’s behavior should there be a frith issue (unfortunately it has happened before). Disorderly or inappropriate behavior cannot be tolerated (this is a family event, after all). We are asking you to police yourselves so no one else has to. We will have our own Frith Keepers appointed should there be a problem that needs special attention, such as an outside issue with the general non-heathen community that may be close by, or if there is an emergency or medical need. If you are not familiar with what constitutes the Frith or the breaking of it, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you so that you are completely informed.

If you are bringing children, please make sure that they are properly supervised by you or someone you trust to help take care of them. Some of your camp neighbors may not have children, and we like extending hospitality to everyone that we can. This is also a part of keeping the Frith.

General Conduct:

Everyone is required to leave their politics at the highway. Do not bring it to the Moot. This is about community growth and kinship. If this is not what you are interested in then do not bother coming.

Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. We should all be able to get along for one weekend a year to better the community.

Respect standard quiet times. Not everyone is a night owl or an early morning riser. Be considerate. That does not mean any late nights or early mornings. It just means that we all need to remember that we are not the only ones out here.

Leave the Forest BETTER than you found it. The Southwest Frith Moot Community feels very strongly about the connection with the Land-Vaettir of the areas that we use for blot and ceremony. If there is trash already at the site, please just clean it up. Do not expect someone else to do what you can do for yourself.

Do not trample on the creatures that already live there. They are the Land-Vaettir.

Keep your drinking under control. Remember the old wisdom on this one.

All of our behavior is reflected in our reputation in the community. Remember that – because everyone else will.