At every SCA youth activity, there must be at least two adults present who are not related to one another, and at least one of them must have passed an SCA-provided background check.
The Two-Deep Rule
When SCA youth officers organize an official youth-oriented activity (including youth combat), they are responsible for ensuring that at least two adults are present who are not related, married, or in a personal relationship.
All candidates for becoming a warranted youth combat marshals are required to submit to a background check, and those who fail the background check will not be warranted. Background checks must be renewed every two years to maintain a warrant.
There must be at least one warranted and background-checked marshal supervising any official youth combat activity.
For More Information
The policies for youth activities and background checks are defined Society-wide and are not specific to youth combat. To learn more about them, consult the relevant kingdom youth officer, or relevant policy documents.