Recently there has been a bit of discussion about East Kingdom policy regarding people, other than the parents or legal guardians, bringing children and teens to EK events.
I’ve put together the following information to hopefully answer these questions with as little stress as possible for event autocrats, staff, and parents.
Can I bring another person’s child to an East Kingdom event?
Yes. The way our current policies are written, all youths at events must attend with a parent, guardian, or responsible adult designated by the parent or legal guardian. If a person brings any child to an event, they are responsible for seeing to the child’s safety, well-being, and behavior.
All children under the age of five should be supervised at all times by their parents/guardians or a responsible adult or older teen. Youth between the age of 5 and 12 must be within sight and sound range of their parent / guardian /responsible adult / teen supervisor at all times. Walkie-talkies and cell phones do not extend the sight / sound range.
If I am bringing my niece, nephew, grandchild, or friend of the family what do I need to bring with me?
Any child attending an event with a person other than their parent or legal guardian must turn in signed copies of the following two forms at the Gate: the waiver form for minors, and the medical authorization forms for minors. Both of these forms are available on the East Kingdom Chancellor Minor website.
If a parent or legal guardian is not there, can the youth participate in youth combat activites?
No. Youths may only participate in youth combat including fighting activities include armored combat (heavy weapons), fencing, combat archery, marshaling, scouting, youth combat, or banner bearing in combat if they have a parent or legal guardian present to directly witness the activity.
Please feel free to email me if you would like to discuss this further.
For more information on policies surrounding youth policies and non-martial youth activities in the East Kingdom, including full French translations go to the East Kingdom Chancellor Minor website.