When I was Kingdom Youth Officer, I once taught a class on new ways to make Youth Point fun and exciting to all SCA members, not just children. After the class, a fellow caught me leaving the room and wanted to ask a few questions. He said he was part of some other historic reenactment groups, and nearly every member had a long gray beard. They just couldn’t get new members to stay.
He wanted to know if I was I seeing this trend in the SCA? What did I think we could do to increase longevity?