[Sca-cooks] Teens in kitchens was New Pennsic Rule - Update from the Source!
johnnae at mac.com
Thu Jul 8 03:04:23 PDT 2010
A letter posted on 7/7/2010 to the A&S 50 Challenge list from Chai'usun
> Deputy Mayor for Cultural Affairs
> Pennsic 39
regarding the new policy at Pennsic states:
> Please understand this is not the choice of the Cultural Affairs staff
> nor of the Pennsic University. This is due to a requirement that all
> teachers and volunteers working with the youth in the SCA must have
> passed a security screening. Cultural Affairs cannot guarantee that of
> all teachers in the A&S venues have been so screened, therefore
> this rule has been deemed to be necessary by the Society Minister of
So why won't this rule now apply to all the other wars and medieval
universities? (A class is a class is a class, unless there is
something special about classes being held in Pennsylvania which is
where the federal lawsuit against the Society is being contested.)
Right now for the Midrealm a two person deep rule applies to childrens
and youth classes but is not mentioned for adult or regular classes. I
don't find a SCA wide document posted on sca.org that deals with this.
Ok so now the question could well become a teen wants to volunteer in
or in your feast hall: Can they do so without there being a parent or
Must you now have background checked adults in the kitchens in order
for a 16 or 17 year old to help?
Wouldn't that be volunteers (volunteer cooks or stewards in this case)
working with the teens?
I know many college students that weren't 18 yet often helped me out
in a kitchen at times. Can you imagine telling a college student they
can't attend a class or work because they are still minors?
On Jul 6, 2010, at 6:01 PM, David Friedman wrote:
>> This was sent to the Pennsic Teacher's E-List... ~~ Katarina Helene
>> 2. The rule does require adult supervision of youth, by a parent or
>> by a
>> "guardian"--which is defined for our purposes as a responsible adult
>> designated by the the parent to attend the class with the youth.
>> Let me
>> repeat that. We are not requiring a legal court-appointed guardian,
>> simply a
>> responsible adult. (My thanks to the Society MOY and especially to
>> Pennsic 39 Mayor for allowing us that interpretation of the rule).
> It's worth noting that this is a change from what the rule was
> yesterday, when it specified (on the University page still does)
> "legal guardian." It looks as though the massive negative reaction
> to the rule had some effect.
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