A friend recently was asked to join an artillary unit in the Kentucky area he lived in. He was so excited! He and his teens could finally move from dreaming of reenacting to actually reenacting. Imagine his frustration when he suddenly needed to move his family to Minnesota and had to decline the invitation. Well folks, if you are close enough to Minnesota and are willing to mentor a gent and his 15 yo son and 13 yo daughter into this hobby (the wife exists but is not sure how involved she'd like to be) we'd be much obliged to ya. He is research minded, serious about history, and a friendly, amiable sort of fella. His son has been told that his unit will be deciding how he may safely, acurately participate without carrying a weapon or actual combat...and he's cool with it. His daughter is willing to have light chores and child-care responsiblities in exchange for her participation. In all, these are great folks who would add greatly to our hobby. Please help me help them find a good start.