About the Pathfinders:
The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide organization sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist church. Nearly 2 million young people in grade 5 to 10 are members. The club is opn to all youth in those grades who are willing to live by the pledge and law
Purpose of the Pathfinder Club:
The purpose of the Pathfinder Club is to introduce young people to Jesus Christ. The program will help them devlop body, mind and spirit. With these skills, our young people are able to carry on the work of the church and bring others to the feet of Jesus. More than just skills, we want young people to build a relati
nship with Christ as their Lord and Savior, thus giving them the knowledge they need to survive in this world while preparing for Heaven.
All Pathfinder leaders are Christians. By their teaching and example, they show what it means to be a vibrant followe of Jesus Christ. They consider the Pathfinder Club a place where growth and learning are synonymous with fun.
Pathfinder club are made up of one or more units. A unit contains 5-7 boys or girls and a minimum of one counselor. Each unit member is assigned specific tasks, such as being captain or scribe. Units normally participate with other units in group activities, though each unit is allowed to individually pursue activities, By working together, pathfinder develop leadership and teamwork skills.
Pathfinder club activités range from community service and mission projects to outdoor activities such as backpacking and camping. Clubs often plan trips to national parks, nature centers, museums, businesses, health and social welfare facilities, and other places of local or historical interest.
Pathfinders serve their communities by collecting food, clothing, and money for distribution to those in need. They participate in service out to their community through creative club based initiatives from storm clean up to health fairs and homeless services to providing care baskets.
Pathfindering is built on a curriculum with six levels of learning:
Friend, companion, explorer, Ranger, voyager, and Guide. Leaders provide instruction in nearly 350 areas covering arts and crafts, aquatic, nature, household arts, recreation, spiritual development, health, and vocational training. Pathfinders receive recognition as they complete honors and curriculum levels.