There is plenty for the youth to do at Talon & Crescent War!
Every day there will be a different theme and the activities for the day will be centered around the theme.
Come by Youth Point (located next to the A&S area) each morning to find out what is planned for the day and get your face painted! Face painting will be in the mornings from 9am to 10am only.
Friday Youth Point will be open 9am-5pm. The theme is Talons and Crescents (mythological beasts and the skies).
Saturday Youth Point will be open 9am-6pm or until Grand Court is over. The theme is St. Valentine, of course!
Sunday Youth Point will be open 9am-5pm. The theme is Chinese New Year, which is on February 19th this year.
Minors & Youth Activities:
Parental Responsibilities - Minors may not attend TCW alone. A responsible adult must accompany all minors (under the age of 18 years in Nevada), who are not legally emancipated, to the war site. This must be a parent or court-appointed guardian or the adult designated on the appropriate waivers signed and notarized by the parent or legal guardian. All minors must be in the care of a responsible adult who should be aware of the minor’s location and activities at all times. In Caid, minor youth less than 12 years old should be in eyesight/earshot of the parent, designated adult or teenager (as determined by the parent). This “sight and sound” policy does not include the use of electronic means of communication, i.e. cell phones, walkie-talkies, or FRS radios. Parents are responsible for knowing where their youth are at all times. Neither Constables nor the merchants are responsible for unsupervised youth, although a Constable may return unattended youth to their parent’s camp. There will be no babysitting or daycare services provided. Check the event handbook for a list of youth activities during the event. Youth seven (7) years old and younger must wear the bracelet issued at gate at all times. A&S (adult) classes held in a merchant booth or private camp: the minor may attend if he/she brings a parent/parent substitute.”
Parental Consent Forms - In Caid, two forms are used for parents who allow their minor youth to attend an event without them. The “Waiver for Minors” form is used to show a parent’s consent to participate. The “Minor's Medical Authorization” form is used to designate temporary guardianship; it allows medical treatment to be provided in the event of an emergency. BOTH FORMS MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT AND NOTARIZED. Please bring 2 copies of this form; one to leave at gate, and one to keep with you at all times.
If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact a Seneschal in Caid, or ask your Kingdom liaison to contact the Stewards for information. These forms must accompany the minor and show the age of the minor at the time of the event. Individuals attempting to circumvent these requirements will be considered trespassing and appropriate action will be taken. This could include expulsion from the event site of all parties involved in the attempt.
Neglect of Parental (or Guardian) responsibility for minors - Youth under 12 years old should not be allowed to wander freely at this event and should be checked on periodically by their parent/responsible adult to ensure their safety and suitable behavior. Failure to do so may result in sanctions ranging from expulsion from the site to notification of modern authorities depending on the circumstances.
- 1. Minors whose behaviors violate SCA Governing Documents, Kingdom Law, Officer Policies, or site rules will be escorted to their parent/guardian and issued a verbal warning for the first offense at an event. The matter will be reported to the Kingdom Seneschal.
- 2. On a second offense at a given event, the parent/ guardian will be required to keep their minor(s) with them for the remainder of the gathering. A report will be tendered to the Kingdom and Society Seneschals.
- 3. For a third offense, the minor(s) and parents/ guardians will be expelled from the event, and the matter will be reported to the Kingdom and the Society Seneschals.
- 4. Habitual offenders will be subject to review by Kingdom and Society level for possible sanctions.
Youth Activities –Youth activities or classes shall not be located in private camps at overnight events in Caid.
Curfew - In Caid, at overnight events, a curfew of 11 pm is established for minors under the age of 18 years old. This means they must be in their camps or cabin, unless escorted by their parent or guardian. This does not include un-interrupted trips to the privies.
Click to access all Minor Forms; the Minor's Waiver, Minor's Medical Waiver, Minor's Combat Waiver & Family Waiver forms.