FYI: background checks and the Chirurgeonate
- As most of you have caught on the e-list, there has been quite a buzz
about the BoD's intended hiring of an outside-source to do background
checks on those SCA individuals who have to work with youth in certain
circumstances (AND I do mean "CERTAIN"!).
This has also caused quite a buzz with the SCA's chirurgeonate, and I
would like to thank my colleague who is Northshield's Kingdom
Chirurgeon for this post.
So worry not: it's not anything that will drectly impact the
Chirurgeons unless *WE* in Ealdormere choose it to be, and I for one
do not believe background checks would benefit the Chirurgeonate in
It doesn't effect the Chirurgeonate as per Society President from my
conversation with him less than 24 hrs ago. Unless the Kingdom wishes
to make it so. ie Kingdoms may bring into effect more strict
enforcement for a higher level of regulation but not drop below
Society minimum requirements.
I was at Northshield Coronation this weekend and we had a Stallari
Meeting. The Society President is from Northshield and was invited to
attend out of Courtesy. We were discussing the related issues of the
arts martial, arts and sciences and chirugeonate on how it touches
upon youth activities. Though the BOD is still ironing out policy the
gist of it is specifically only Youth Only Activities will be touched
upon. ie Ministers of Youth Activities In the case where an activity
touches upon youths it is not considered to be the same liability.