A few months ago, the office of the East Kingdom Youth Clerk was created under the office of the Chancellor Minor to help handle the modern administrative burden of managing the Kingdom’s extensive youth officer background checks.
The duties of the Youth Clerk are to:
– Serve as the primary contact for all East Kingdom background check submissions, processing, and tracking.
– Maintain the rosters for all Kingdom youth programs (e.g. Branch and Youth Officers at Large, Youth Combat Marshals, and Youth Rapier Marshals).
The Youth Clerk does not make warranting, training or program decisions other than to advise rostered individuals and program coordinators of warrant status. Individual youth programs remain under the full control of the various Kingdom officers entrusted with those programs.
The creation of this new Kingdom position has already helped to reduce some duplicate workload of the SCA paid staff, improved the speed and efficiency of the background check submission process, and in many ways reduced the frustration of the various program officers and SCA members who have had to endure what was at times an unintentionally confusing and inconsistent process. Kingdom officers in charge of the various youth programs are now free to better concentrate on quality programming.