[SCA-AE] New A&S Policy at Pennsic
fridrikr at rochester.rr.com
Tue Jul 6 12:57:53 EDT 2010
It clearly says "appointed guardian" -- that isn't someone from camp, it's a person with the paperwork stating that, for the purposes of attending Pennsic, he or she is the child's guardian. Not quite a "legal guardian" but certainly close enough.
On Jul 6, 2010, at 12:40 PM, <CountessAlexandra at verizon.net> wrote:
> I wanted to point out some of the information listed in Mistress Chai's
> letter: http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn39/cultural.html
> This year all classes appropriate for youth (from small children through
> teens) are currently under the supervision of Youth Point and appropriate
> teachers/volunteers are handling these. Not all are inside the Youth Point
> area, but all are listed in the Pennsic book. Please check the Youth
> sections of the Pennsic Book for appropriate activities for your minor
> We do also welcome youth attendance at Pennsic University A&S classes that
> their parents deem suitable, but to assess that suitability the parent or
> appointed guardian really needs be present. As the Cultural Affairs staff
> does not have the resources to age check everyone attending A&S activities,
> we are relying on parental discretion when allowing children to attend or
> participate in classes at Pennsic.
> I do understand and apologize for the hardship this rule presents to teens
> and to parents. Please understand this is not the first choice of the
> Cultural Affairs staff nor of the Pennsic University. Rules are generally
> made for a reason; usually because someone has abused a system in the past.
> The reasons for this rule come out of multiple incidents in A&S classes and
> in the Society in general dealing with children and youth. We hope to have a
> better solution for all concerned in the future, but as of now we do not
> have the staff or resources to fix current issues and so we are relying on
> parents to provide supervision of their minor children in A&S tents.
> Your in Service,
> Mistress Chai
> Deputy Mayor for Cultural Affairs, PW 39
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