Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir


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Rex Deaver <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 18 May 2015 21:50:09 -0500
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The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'Potential Problems for Youth
Activities at Pennsic this Year

As first reported by The Ealdormere Gazette:

Changes in legislation in the State of Pennsylvania will have an impact on
how attendees under the age of 18 may participate. Through their Keep Kids
Safe <> website, Pennsylvania has announced
that, beginning July 1, 2015, an adult applying for an unpaid position as a
volunteer responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact
with children will need clearances.

This new law states that anyone responsible for the “supervision, guidance
or control of children or [who has] routine interaction with children” must
go through a clearance process that may include a finger print check by the

With this new law, there is speculation across Social Media as to whether
youth will be able to participate in armoured combat, or even youth combat,
if all the marshals have not gone through this clearance process. Under
this legislation, it might also be impossible for seventeen year olds to
freely wander about the Pennsic site since they will have interaction with
security and other event volunteers who have not gone through the clearance

The Ealdormere Gazette has reached out to Baroness Briatiz D’Andrade,
Pennsic War 44’s Media Liaison, and we hope to hear from her soon.

For more information, read the FAQ about this legislation

*[Edit: We have been informed that this issue is being investigated by the
Pennsic Mayor and the Seneschals of the three Pennsic kingdoms.]*

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