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
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
Youth discovering their world and themselves
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
The Pathfinder Club
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.