Archive for August, 2012

July Coronation 2012

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

We had fewer families in the dayshade at this event, but there were lots of families at the event. Unfortunately, some kids entertained themselves by playing on the permanent cooking structures, and I noticed lots of children under 12 without adults. All adults at an event need to take responsibility for asking these children where their parents are and ensure that they are returned to them. Children between 13 and 18 need to check in with their parents often so the parents know where they are and what they are doing.

The families who were with me had a great time! A young lady sewed a cute brown bear, and we threw javelins. Unfortunately, the kids have better aim than I thought, and the javelins went through the baseball backstop towards a really understanding Viscountess…… mea culpa. I have a better plan for next time! 🙂

We had a small, but VERY productive staff meeting on Sunday. Thank you Esme and Kolfinna!!! We shared lots of great ideas, and I want to share them in future posts.

We also discussed a new way to deliver services at events. Esme travels from camp to camp, looking for the kids. She has packets of games and activities in baggies which she gives to the kids to keep them occupied in camp. I will try this, along with specific classes in the dayshade, on a larger scale at September Crown. Hopefully this will keep the kids occupied and reduce burnout.

Antir-West War Debrief

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

WOW! What a great war! We had lots of fun activities at the war, including fabric painting, weaving, and active games. We successfully played stoolball and threw javelins. Tamar Rustavelli hosted Youth Combat, and on Thursday night, we had 40 kids fighting with practice weapons! It was AWESOME to see AnTir and West’s future fighters having so much fun. On Friday and Saturday, Tamar taught some footwork and techniques classes which were very well received. At Grand Court on Saturday night, I took a tarp to a shady spot and gathered kids to play board games and listen to stories while their parents listened to court.

Big take aways from this event: 1) Kids of all ages love to hear stories! Thank you to HL Draco Stormdancer for his stories. 2) We need to reinforce the “Under 12 Sight and Sound” Rule more at events, especially BIG events.

September Crown 2012 Activities

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Greetings from Madame Jacqueline de Lioncourt, Minister of Family Activities! I will have lots of fun classes for families at Crown! The Family Dayshade will be located in the A&S Village. You can choose to take these classes, try a scavenger hunt, or play with blocks/color. I also have rules/instructions for period games/activities and some packets of projects which you can take to your own camp.

Please make plans now to be responsible for your children and remember that ALL children under the age of 18 must be supervised. This means that parents/guardians and teens must communicate regarding their location/actions. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised within sight and/or sound.

Please join us at Crown, bring your children, and help them share your joy of the SCA by inviting them to participate with you as much as possible! If you have questions of comments, please contact me at jenb1996 [at] yahoo [dot] com. (We are working on getting my antir address converted to my new personal address.)

I sincerely appreciate the honor of serving this kingdom and her families.

Afternoon: Dayshade Set-up techniques (Kids will be ACTIVE participants!)
7-9PM: Teen Bardic: (stories, songs)

10:00 AM-6:00 PM: Scallop Scavenger Hunt (youth/adult must register at Dayshade)
10-noon: Fabric painting (youth), thank-you cards with gouache (teens)
noon-2: Active Games (Stoolball, Stick-in-the-mud, Crack the Whip, Eggety Budge, Harpastum, Javelin throw, Caber toss)
4-5: Beaded Necklaces or Food Necklaces
Court: quiet activites at the back of court
7:00-8:00: Teen Bardic: songs and stories

10:00 AM-6:00 PM: Heraldry Bingo Scavenger Hunt (youth must register at Dayshade)
10-noon: Teen painting with gouache, youth fabric painting
noon-2: Active Games
4-6: Weaving: stick weaving or backstrap weaving
Court: quiet activites at the back of court
7:00-8:00: Teen Bardic: songs and stories

10:00 AM: Dayshade teardown techniques! (Kids will be ACTIVE participants!)