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February 2010 - Changes to the Youth Policy

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2009 - Purpose

Greetings! This website is for the youth and those involved with the youth in the Kingdom of Atlantia. This site is currently under construction, so please check back frequently!

The Purpose of the Youth Activities Program in Atlantia is to teach our youth about the SCA; Medieval and Renaissance history; and to create opportunities where they can be fully involved in SCA activities appropriate for their age and ability. We can only do this if we have the buy-in from the parents, youth and other members of the SCA. These pages are here to make it easier to find information about bringing your children to an SCA event; how to get them involved in youth programs and how to run youth programs.

Currently our programs are broken down by age groups:

  • Our Children's activities are geared towards ages 4-8 by holding a Children's Corner at events providing age-appropriate, historically interesting activities.
  • The Pages Academy is geared towards youth ages 9-14 age-appropriate, historically interesting classes/workshops, activities, competitions through the Pages Academy structure.
  • For youth over the age of 14, we coordinate with local event stewards to plan age appropriate activities, including youth fighting, A&S and to create spaces where the teens can socialize in a safe area.

For 2009 we hope to grow stronger and more organized. The rules will continue to evolve and hopefully get clearer as we have time to address new questions and problems. We hope to increase the number of official activities and classes happening, but we need teachers and hosts! Please think about volunteering with the youth of Atlantia.

2008 - Background Check

Greetings! The first round of background check applications have been mailed out in compliance with the new Society rules. The first group from the Youth side to be checked will be Hanim Kisaiya, Lady Livia, Lady Mariana and Lady Muirren. Once these have come back and we are assured that the process works, we will open it up to checking more folks who want to participate in the youth programs. Please continue to check our site for updates on the changes that are upcoming. Kisaiya

2008 - Index

Greetings! This website is for the youth and those involved with the youth in the Kingdom of Atlantia. This site is currently under construction, so please check back frequently!

The Purpose of the Youth Activities Program in Atlantia is to teach our youth about the SCA; Medieval and Renaissance history; and to create opportunities where they can be fully involved in SCA activities appropriate for their age and ability. We can only do this if we have the buy-in from the parents, youth and other members of the SCA. These pages are here to make it easier to find information about bringing your children to an SCA event; how to get them involved in youth programs and how to run youth programs.

Currently our programs are broken down by age groups:

Our Children's activities are geared towards ages 4-8 by holding a Children's Corner at events providing age-appropriate, historically interesting activities.

The Pages Academy is geared towards youth ages 9-14 age-appropriate, historically interesting classes/workshops, activities, competitions through the Pages Academy structure.

For youth over the age of 14, we coordinate with local event stewards to plan age appropriate activities, including youth fighting, AnS and to create spaces where the teens can socialize in a safe area.

The year 2008 is a year of change. The Society and the Kingdom are reformatting the way we deal with and run youth programs. As these changes happen, we will update this page. Again, please be aware that this site is under construction and if you cannot find the information you need, please contact me and I will do my best to help you. Check back frequently to see updates and new information as it is posted.

In Service to All
Hanim Kisaiya Zingara
Chancellor of Youth, Atlantia
baronesskisaiya AT yahoo DOT com

2007 - From the BoD regarding background checks

From: Patrick Anderson
Date: Dec 23, 2007 1:58 PM
Subject: [Branchseneschals] [Announcements] Background checks
To: announcements AT lists.sca.org
Cc: directors AT sca.org

As was announced last year, the SCA is implementing a background check policy for the benefit of our membership and the organization.

The background checks will be performed by a properly licensed vendor for all persons in leadership and supervisory roles that may require contact with otherwise unchaperoned minors.

Officials who are required to have background checks include, but are not limited to, youth activities officers at all levels, adults acting as youth marshals for any martial activity, persons organizing/in charge of youth activities for events.

This policy will be implemented on February 15, 2008. The Kingdom Seneschals will be informing those who need to undergo background checks of this requirement. Current officers requiring background checks that are subject to this policy will have 4 weeks to return the appropriate paperwork before their warrants will be revoked.

Any questions concerning the implementation of the policy should be directed to your Kingdom Seneschal.
--
Patrick Anderson
President
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
president AT sca.org
952-412-4112

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments AT lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

End FAQ

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Below you will find various activities, games, youth pages, and SCA articles of interest to both children and their Parents. We hope you will find them enjoyable. Should you have any questions or would like to suggest additional articles, please feel free to contact the Atlantian Chancellor of Youth Activities.

Coloring and Activity Books:

Medieval Games

SCA and Kingdom Youth Pages

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Here is a listing of the Youth Awards in Atlantia. We would love to ensure that we are providing the information offered throughout the Kingdom of Atlantia. If you see an award missing that your local group offers, please contact the Kingdom Chancellor of Youth Activities and we will have it updated on the page as soon as possible.

Kingdom Youth Awards

To recommend a deserving candidate for these awards, use the Online Award Recommendation System, or write to the King and Queen.

  • The Award of the Sea Urchin honors and recognizes those young people (up to and including the age of 17) who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the Kingdom of Atlantia in service, martial activities, and/or arts and sciences.
  • The Order of the Hippocampus honors and recognizes youths, whose service and contributions to the Kingdom of Atlantia have distinguished themselves in the eyes of the Crown and Kingdom.
  • The Order of the Sea Tyger honors and recognizes those young people (up to and including the age of 17) who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor and chivalry in martial activities.
  • The Order of the Alcyon honors and recognizes youths who have distinguished themselves by their labors and achievements in the arts and sciences.
  • Children are given the Award of Arielle for acts of courtesy.

Baronial Youth Awards

Recommendations for baronial awards should be sent directly to the group’s baron and/or baroness.

Black Diamond

The Order of the Crested Hatchling recognizes excellence in children.

Bright Hills

Children are the future of the world and those who show willingness to learn and grow, to make the world, Kingdom, and Barony a brighter place do so receive the Order of the Silver Oak Leaf.

Caer Maer

The Order of the Cornerstone is awarded by the Baronage of Caer Mear, either jointly or separately, to youth who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the Barony.

Hawkwood

The Award of the Eyas of Hawkwood and the Award of the Fledglings.

Marinus

The Award of the Sandpiper is intended to reward the works of children under the age of 16. It is awarded for exemplary service to the Barony.

The Award of the Sea Fan is intended to reward the works of children under the age of sixteen. It is awarded for exemplary work in the Arts and Sciences.

Nottinghill Coill

The Order of the Coill’s Bells is given to children 16 years of age and under who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the Barony.

Sacred Stone

The Award of the Feather of the Phoenix recognizes the special contributions made by the Barony’s children.

The Award of the Phoenix’s Onyx recognizes outstanding performance on the field in any form of Youth Marshal Activity, current and future.

The Award of the Phoenix's Peridot is given to recognize special contributions made by youth ages 11 to 17.

Stierbach

The Award of the Bull and the Crescent is given to those children of the barony who have distinguished themselves far and above the ordinary in service to the barony.

Storvik

The Order of the Faering is composed of those gentles who, as children, have enhanced the Barony.

Windmasters' Hill

The Order of St. Nicholas honors and recognizes service by children of the Barony, or to adults who have served the Barony’s children.

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We want to ensure that you and your family’s participation at SCA activities is enjoyable and safe, and is filled with fun activities and friendship.

Our goal is to include the children and teens in the SCA through age appropriate activities; educational opportunities; socializing opportunities and hopefully fun activities. We want to help our youth and their parents in being active and vital members of the SCA by providing and/or organizing classes, activities, and other opportunities for our children and teens to become more involved with the SCA.

The Society requires specific forms to be filled out and shown at the event in order for the minor to attend or to participate in fighting or other activities. You can get copies of these forms here:

  • Medical Authorization Form For Minors
  • Minor Waiver

Please keep in mind the Society’s guidelines for the safety of your precious children:

  • Parents, legal guardians or temporary guardians are responsible for the children that they bring with them to an event.
  • It is the parents’ or designated adults’ responsibility to know the location & activities of the children at all times.
  • There must not be an expectation of other adults to supervise or control minors that may wander off during an event.
  • Children that are 4 years of age and younger are not allowed to be unsupervised without their parent/legal guardian, even at Children Activities.
  • A child 11 years of age and younger should be in eyesight & earshot of parents, designated adult(s) or teenager(s) at all times. It is suggested that children in this age group not to be allowed to wander freely at official events; & that they are periodically checked on to ensure their safety and appropriate behavior.
  • Children that are 12 years of age & younger are not considered suitable babysitters.

Please also read the Children’s Activities Guidelines and Parental Responsibilities for Children at SCA Events.

In the Links section we have provided some links to websites, activities, coloring books and articles that are helpful and fun when learning about the SCA and Medieval/Renaissance history.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please email the Kingdom Chancellor of Youth Activities.

Thank you for your help and support!

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The Kingdom of Atlantia’s Youth Activities Program is a resource for parents, our youth and those who are involved with our youth that encourages the education of our youth about the SCA, Medieval and Renaissance history; and create opportunities for the participation of our youth in age appropriate activities. We want to help our youth and their parents in being active and vital members of the SCA. The Youth Activities Program also assists Autocrats, their volunteers and parents in providing and/or organizing classes, activities, and other opportunities for our youth to become more involved with the SCA.

Our youth need us – and they need you. If you want to see Children Activities at an upcoming event, or you are interested in volunteering to assist with Children’s Activities, please contact the Kingdom Chancellor of Youth.

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