Pathfinders - Building Bridges to the Future

Pathfinders Club - Celebration SDA Church

Welcome to the World of Pathfindering!

The Pathfinder Pledge

By the grace of God,
I will be pure and
kind and true
I will keep the
Pathfinder Law
I will be a servant
of God and a
friend to man

The Pathfinder Law

The Pathfinder Law is for me to:
Keep the morning watch
Do my honest part
Care for my body
Keep a level eye
Be courteous and obedient
Walk softly in the sanctuary
Keep a song in my heart
God on God’s errands

Pathfinders Club - Celebration SDA Church

Youth discovering their world and themselves

About Pathfinders

The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide organization sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Nearly 2 million young people in grades 5 to 10 are members. The club is open to all youth in those grades who are willing to live by the pledge and law.

Leadership

All Pathfinder leaders are Christians. By their teaching and example, they show what it means to be a vibrant follower of Jesus Christ. They consider the Pathfinder Club a place where growth and learning are synonymous with fun.

Organizational Structure

Pathfinder clubs 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, Pathfinders develop leadership and teamwork skills.

 

Club Activities

Pathfinder club activities 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.

Community Involvement

Pathfinders serve their communities by collecting food, clothing, and money for distribution to those in need. They participate in service projects through church and local organizations. They also reach out to their community through creative club based initiatives from storm clean up to health fairs and homeless services to providing care baskets.

Training

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, aquatics, nature, household arts, recreation, spiritual development, health and vocational training. Pathfinders receive recognition as they complete honors and curriculum levels.

An Invitation

Do you want your child to practice Christian values and stewardship, gain confidence, build strong friendships and strengthen his or her relationship with Jesus? Contact us for details or visit pathfindersonline.org .

Pathfinders Club - Celebration SDA Church

 

 

The Pathfinder Club

Philosophy

The Pathfinder Club is a program for youth sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Pathfinder activities are filled with action, adventure, challenge, and cooperation. Through Pathfinders, youth can:

  • Learn Christian values
  • Explore new hobbies and skills
  • Enjoy safe and exciting adventures
  • Discover what teamwork is all about
  • Cultivate courage, self-reliance, honesty, loyalty, and kindness
  • Learn under the guidance of mature Christian counselors
  • Expand their leadership skills
  • Develop self-discipline
  • Experience the joy of serving others

The philosophy of the Pathfinder Club is built on the premise that children learn best by example. As they see leaders and parents model positive spiritual and social values, they will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in everything they do.