Youth Activities for the Kingdom of Caid

Caid Page School
Welcome to the Kingdom of Caid’s Page School! Our goal is to help our youth develop into honorable citizens of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Through fun, adventure, and challenge, we strive to help our youth become confident, resourceful, generous, and responsible persons who can be counted on to do their best even in difficult situations. We encourage them to develop special skills and knowledge related to the Middle Ages, to learn about their family heritage and the heritage of others, to develop their own persona, to be of service to others, and to learn the arcane ways of SCA Peers and the governing system of the SCA. We also encourage our youth to respect themselves enough that they strive to be as physically and mentally fit as possible through healthful living and the development of good judgment and sound decision-making skills.
We recognize that not all youth come with the same set of abilities and skills at the same ages as every other youth. Our Page School program is not intended to be so rigid that some youth get left behind or left out. All of our youth are part of our community, and as such, our Page School Program can stretch and bend to include everyone.


Protecting our Youth
Before you download the Page School booklets, it is important that you download and read the "Protecting our Youth" pamphlet for tools to help you protect your children and keep them safe from abuse. Click on the SCA Youth badge at left to start the process:

1. Select the “Save” button on the File download pop-up. Select a location on your computer for this PDF to save. Select the “Open” button on the Download complete pop-up. This opens the PDF file.

2. To print this booklet, click on the printer icon. This opens the Print pop-up.
    a. Select the “Booklet” button under “Page Size & Handling.”
    b. Select “Both sides” from the Booklet subset pull down menu.
    c. Make sure that “Landscape” is selected under Orientation.
    d. Select the “Print” button in the lower right corner of the Print pop-up.

Please email the Kingdom Youth Activities Officer, , to tell him once you’ve downloaded and printed this booklet.

We have divided Page School into four age groupings that are available to download. Click on the Crescent icons below to start the process:

1. Select the “Save” button on the File download pop-up. Select a location on your computer for the PDF to save. Select the “Open” button on the Download complete pop-up. This opens the PDF file.

2. To print each booklet, click on the printer icon. This opens the Print pop-up.
    a. Select the “Size” button under “Page Size & Handling.”
    b. Select “Print on both sides of paper”. Select “Flip on short edge.”
    c. Select “Landscape” under Orientation.
    d. Select the “Print” button in the lower right corner of the Print pop-up.

Page Level Age Group Activities


One Crescent
5-8 year olds Our 5-8 year old group will participate mainly with the attendance and help of their parents, as is appropriate to their social development.


Two Crescent
9-11 year olds Our 9-11 year olds are considered a transitional group with increasingly independent skills, but still in need of anchoring in the family.


Three Crescent
12-14 year olds Our 12-14 year olds are ready to shift their activity focus more to their peers and selected mentors while continuing to strengthen their contribution to the family household or warband.


Four Crescent
15-17 year olds Our 15-17 year olds are right on the cusp of adult participation in the Society. Their activities will be more self directed and supported by a chosen mentor, who may or may not be a Peer. These oldest of our youth will be expected to develop and hone the skills they have become interested in at a near-adult level and exercise leadership in their chosen areas. They will be expected to be knowledgeable about the ways of the Society and to give service unstintingly to their household or warband as well as their barony/shire/canton and to the Kingdom. They will be expected to comport themselves honorably and with grace, and move seamlessly into adult participation at 18.

As your child works through the Page school booklets and completes the sections, they become eligible to wear gemstone beads on their Page School medallions:

    1. Blue lapis beads for the SCA Life area.
    2. White jade for the Chivalry area.
    3. Yellow agate for the Arts & Sciences area.

Every parent knows that there is no free lunch, and Caid’s Page School is no different. Caid expects parents to defray the cost of this program in one of two ways:

1. Volunteer at least four hours (per child enrolled in Page School) at each major War you attend (GWW, Estrella, Talon/Crescent, West/An Tir, and/or Potrero) and designate that your Volunteer Hours be paid to the Kingdom of Caid Youth Activities fund
OR
2. Procure the Page School medallions from your local group Youth Officer or the Kingdom Youth Activities Officer at $5.00 per medallion.

If you would like more information, please email , THLord Tairdelbach, or Master David of Caithness, the members of your Page School team.


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