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Greetings to the Families of the East Kingdom,

I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding as the Kingdom Officers worked hard over the past week to protect our volunteers and ensure that our kingdom fully follows all modern laws. The youth of our kingdom are of utmost importance to us, and we want to make sure that they can fully participate in all that our society has to offer.

After careful consideration with the Society Seneschal, who has consulted the SCA legal team, it has been determined that youth officers who are already SCA background checked residing in Pennsylvania have until July 2016 to complete the new requirements. I will be directing my officers who fall under that description to begin applying for their clearances. This is a good time to remind parents and families, however, that youth officers are not a substitute for parental supervision, and that parents are responsible for their children at all times during SCA events.

Youth Activities will procede as planned for Pennsic and other events in PA. I would like to draw families’ attention to four activities at Pennsic in specific:

East Kingdom Teen Party – Sunday, August 3rd, from 7-10pm. All gentles aged 13-17 are invited to EK Royal (located at the corner of the Low Road and Brewers’ Road) to eat our food, hang out, and meet other teens attending Pennsic.

EK Day at Youth Point – Thursday, August 6th. Lady Fiona and Lady Hugoline will be again running East Kingdom Day at Youth Point . They have a fun day planned that includes Roman Tic Tac Toe, Origami, and Edible Campfires. We hope you will join us!

Families with Special Needs Meet and Greet Thursday August 6, 4pm at Youth Point. Lady Fiona and Lady Hugoline will host a meet and greet for families who participate in the Society with their children with special needs. Families from all over the known world are welcome to attend, and network, share tips, and allow kids to socialize.

East Kingdom Family Campfire and Sing-Along – Thursday, August 6th, 6-8pm in EK Royal. Please join us for smores, kid-friendly songs, and a chance to spend time with other families from the East Kingdom.

In Service to the East,

Baroness Leonete D’Angely, East Kingdom Chancellor Minor