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PHILOSOPHY OF THE PATHFINDER CLUB

The Pathfinder Club is a church-centered spiritual-recreational-activity program designed for young people 10 to 15 years of age. Pathfindering appeals to this age group because its program features activities that meet their needs and interests. Much of the Pathfinder Club program is built around physical action. This is because youth from 10 to 15 years of age are in a fast-growing physical stage of development. It is filled with action, adventure, challenge, group activities, and provides opportunities for the development of new attitudes and skills that produce personal growth, team or community spirit and a sense of loyalty and respect for God, His Creation, and His church.

 

While the Pathfinder Club exists primarily for youth, one of its basic purposes is to also bring together parents and church members through active involvement with the club and its members. Here the so-called generation gap disappears as young and old worship, work, and play together in a bond of common experience. Meaningful relationships are forged as leaders and counselors join with Pathfinders in sharing, building confidence,and working together.

 

The whole philosophy of Pathfindering is built on the premise that "children learn best by example, rather than precept." As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits.

 

Young people learn most effectively in a positive, happy, and secure atmosphere. The attitude of the club leaders is therefore a vital ingredient in guaranteeing the success and effectiveness of this ministry to youth. A failure to listen to and understand the needs of the young people will only erect barriers to real spiritual growth and development and may prove to be a contributing factor in making the church and its mission unattractive to the youth.

 

OBJECTIVES

The ideals and objectives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church must be relevant and attractive to its junior youth. These include the following:

  • Help the Pathfinders to understand that God loves them,cares for them and appreciates them

  • Encourage Pathfinders to discover their own God-given potential.

  • Inspire Pathfinders to give personal expression of their love for God.

  • Make the number-one priority of the club program the personal salvation of every Pathfinder.

  • Build into a Pathfinder’s life a healthy appreciation and love for God’s creation.

  • Teach Pathfinders special skills and hobbies that will make their lives more meaningful and will occupy their time with profitable accomplishments.

  • Encourage the Pathfinders to keep physically fit.

  • Give opportunity to develop and enlist leadership.

  • Seek to foster the harmonious development of the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual life of every Pathfinder.


PLEDGE, LAW AND SONG

 

PLEDGE

Loving the Lord my God

I will Daily seek His presence

Show friendship to others

Keep the Pathfinder Law

And honour my country.

 

LAW

The Pathfinder Law is for me to

Look for good in others

Aim to do my best

Love and respect my family

Be thankful for what I have

Preserve God’s creation

Take care of my health

Be involved in my church

And go where He sends.

 

SONG

Running up the highway, following the Son

We are the future, a promise just begin

We’re the next generation, tomorrow is in our hands

In a world of problems, we’re going to make a stand 

 

Chorus

We’re the Pathfinders, tomorrow is in our hands

In a world of problems, we’re going to make a stand

We’re the Pathfinders, believe us when we say

We’re headed in the right direction, ‘cause Jesus leads the way

 

Jesus is my friend, He’s a true Companion

We are God’s Explorers, Rangers for the Lord

Voyagers together, working side by side

No matter what the problem, God’s going to be my Guide

 

FORMS AND MANNUAL

Monthly Report

Insurance

Honors

Fair Manual

Investiture

Administrative Mannual

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