Over the last few years, more and more emphasis has been placed on creating family-friendly activities to be enjoyed at meetings and events. The SCA has put a great deal of effort into ensuring that our organization provides a safe, fun learning environment that parents can feel comfortable participating in with their children. All youth activity organizers, or Youth Ministers, undergo background checks, and children are always chaperoned by either their guardians or at least two adults to ensure the safety of children at all times.
Many events provide organized youth activities that range from learning medieval games to basic arts and crafts that the kids can often take home with them at the end of the day. The SCA also boasts a robust and safe youth combat system, so the kids can learn about chivalry and honor on the field! Youth weapons are foam-padded, and all youth combat is refereed by authorized youth marshals.
If you’d like more information on activities to bring your family to, you can contact our Baronial Youth Minister. Several of our shires also have youth ministers, and they can be reached through their websites.