What is needed to bring a child
who is not your own
to an event or practice?
Parents/guardians always assume full responsibility for their children and their
children's actions. This responsibility also applies to "guest children" who
accompany a responsible adult to an event or planned activity.
It is expressly forbidden for ANY OFFICER of the SCA to assume responsibility for
the welfare of any child other than their own or their "guest children" for which they have the required paperwork.
If a minor child (anyone under the age of 18) attends an event or practice in the company of a responsible adult who
is NOT their parent or legal guardian, the following paperwork must be presented
to the Troll or person in charge of the activity prior to admittance:
** An SCA Waiver form signed by the Child's Parent or legal Guardian available from local Children's Officers, Local Seneschals or
** Transfer of Parental Responsibilitya. The minor's Legal and SCA names
b. Name of adult legally respnsible for the child in the parent's absence
c. The Parent or Legal Guardian's Legal Name, Address, Phone and the contact information
regarding where they can be reached during the entire event time,
in case of an emergency.
A signed document from the Parent or Legal guardian which
contains the following information:
** Medical authorization This names the accompanying responsible adult as an agent
who may seek emergency medical treatment for a child in the absence of a parent.
Please use the form available at http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/treatminor-notary.pdf
This form is not to be collected or retained by any person involved in the SCA.
It will be perused to make sure it is vaid and then given back to the temporary guardian.
** If the minor is planning on participating in combat or fencing activities (youth or adult) Other waivers are required.
Please check with the Kingdom Earl Marshal or Chancellor of the Youth Marshal Academy
for more information on the specific requirements of those programs.
The SCA inc. does not accept responsibility or liability for the treatment
of the child in the case of an emergency or medical need. It is the responsibility
of the adult accountable for the child at the event to notify the parents and seek emergency treatment if necessary.
This information is based on information available on the SCA Inc. website,
AElthelmearc Law & Policy 2009 and the Kingdom Chancellor Minor's website.
between the electronic version of any information
on this site and the printed version
available from the originating office will be
decided in favor of the printed version
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