"All the same," said Sam, "you can’t deny that others... have seen queer folk crossing the Shire – crossing it, mind you: there are more that are turned back at the borders. The Bounders have never been so busy before." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Welcome to the Bulletins for The Bounders of the Shire, Addernotch Station!
We Bounders have protected the Shire for so long no one can recall when the first Bounders donned their cap and button. It's likely they were just the same folks who watched after everyone else on the long journey from the Misty Mountains, ages ago, when the first Hobbits arrived to settle the Shire.
And what with all the trouble brewing in our time not only are Bounders more needed than ever, but some even venture outside, in the Outer Bounds -- some as far into the Beyonds as the Greenwood, back from whence we came so long ago! Many now know it more by the name of Mirkwood.
We're also folk who understand that life isn't just about patrolling the bounds or aiding Free Peoples allies in the far flung Beyonds. We also make time for the finer things in life, like hiders n' seekers. concerts, pub crawls, chicken races, mushroom day celebrations! Picnics! And of course, fishing, which some of us take quite seriously.
If you're a respectable Hobbit...and would like to sign up, take a look around the bulletins to familiarize yourself with our our Bylaws and organization. Peek about at our long established but ever evolving lore! And drop in an application. We are of course, on Landroval.
(We have also recruited a small number of non-hobbits who share a love the Shire, too.)