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Minors at events
Poster: "Terry L. Neill" <email@example.com>
I joined the SCA as a minor when I was 12 years old. My parents have
never attended an event.
I have been duena to minors going to events on several occations. I
have dealt with all these issues from both ends.
First, I have no idea what the US and Canada now require for bringing
foreign minors across an international boundry. I suggest you and she
Second, she will need identification to get back into Canada. A drivers
license or state ID card works as ID to get back into the US if one is a
US citizen. Find out what Canadian Customs requires. (I went into
Canada as a minor-without-parents several times. I had an Oregon ID
card for YEARS before a driver's license.)
Third, the SCA requires that a minor present a signed minor waiver at
the gate. The minor waiver states: "The Minor will not be able to
participate in any SCA activities without entering into this agreement."
Unless she is a member of the SCA and has already had her parents sign a
minor waiver and has a blue card, she will need to get her parents to
sign a copy of the minor waiver. The waiver is online at
"acorn.atlantia.sca.org/forms-waiv.htm" or should be available from your
group seneschal. Rabah publishes it in the acorn occationally.
Fourth, if you don't obtain temporary guardianship papers, then get a
signed Consent for Medical Authorization. In the US, doctors and
hospitals are not allowed to treat minors without their parents' consent
unless the injury is life-threatening or poses danger of sustained
injury. They also aren't allowed to release minors into the custody of
anyone other than their parents/guardians. A Medical Authorization form
allows the named parties to agree to that stuff and to remove the minor
from the facility.
A copy of the Medical Consent Form is on An Tir's web page. Go to their
Constable's Handbook page. There is a link to the medical consent form
there. The An Tir Constable's Handbook states that the SCA *REQUIRES*
all minors at an event without parent or legal guardian to have a signed
form on their person and in the posession of the accompanying adult.
I've never looked up to see if that's and SCA-wide requirement or just
An Tirian Kingdom Law, but it OUGHT to be an SCA requirement, IMO. I
certainly never take a minor to an event without one.
I've been told by a hospital in Richmond, that Virginia requires the
form to be notorized when signed. When I take minors to an event in
Virginia, I get their parents to notorize the form. Your state law may
- Anarra Karlsdottir
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