The An Tir Handbook, 3rd Edition, May XXXIII/1998
The Pied Piper's responsibilities include organizing activities for
children under the age of twelve at Society events; promoting the
welfare of children at Society events; educating children on age
related topics about aspects of the Society and our historical
period of study; and sharing knowledge with interested persons
on children's activities. Anyone working with children may be
required to provide additional information and submit references.
Pied Pipers are not baby sitters and should not be regarded as such.
- Branch Pied Pipers
- Branch Pied Pipers are responsible for organizing younger
children's activities at S.C.A. events. Children's activities
should be considered as an integral part of event planning,
so that a suitable location can be set aside. Pied Piper
activities can be simple: a coloring station set up with
crayons and paper, a set of blocks, and other basic toys
for drop-in play. Or they can be contests and tournaments,
depending on the level of interest and help available. If
possible, keeping toys and activities reasonably authentic,
or at least not shockingly modern, is best. The amusement
and enjoyment of the children should be the main priority.
In some branches the function of Preceptor of Pages and Pied Piper
are combined into one office.
Quarterly reports by Pied Pipers should include: the number of
events at which children's activities took place and the number
of children who enjoyed them. Sharing ideas for activities is