[SCA-AE] Membership for kids
thlkateryna at verizon.net
Fri Feb 8 19:25:42 EST 2008
Endless Hills decided when the NMS first came into existance to never charge
a child under the age of 18 full price. We always charge teenagers $1.00
less at gate on events for this very reason. It was our contention that we
didn't want to charge the NMS to children and this allows us to not do so.
To quote the SCA.org exchequers website:
"The NMS will not be collected for minors for whom there is a discounted
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurie Lee" <montaslavy at yahoo.com>
To: <discussion at aethelmearc.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 7:28 PM
Subject: [SCA-AE] Membership for kids
> My teenager is very proud of his blue card it makes him feel more like a
> member of the SCA. He made a big point of signing his waiver form the
> other evening so he can get his blue card. So in some ways it make our
> children feel important.
> This line of discussion does bring up a pet peeve of mine though. I see
> more and more frequently that at different events the teens are being
> charged the adult prices. Now I don't mind my son paying for an adult
> feast as he can eat more than most adults, but I do mind paying an adult
> day fee for him. What especially bothers me is when there are activities
> geared for kids/teens ie Youth Combat. If he is qualified for Youth Combat
> why is he paying as an adult? Plus another issue is when a teenager has to
> pay an adult fee, and they don't have a membership card, they are required
> to pay the NMS fee. So is it right to feed the NMS fee on the backs of our
> kids? These days when money is tight and gas prices make us question if
> we can afford to go to an event, the extra a parent may have to pay for
> their child or children might make the difference if they attend or not.
> When Heronter has an event we always have a tiered fee structure. That way
> no one under the age of 18 will
> have to pay the NMS fee. Even if groups charge 1 penny less than the adult
> fee, then the teens won't have to pay the NMS.
> THL Laurette
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