Pathfinders

For those who are familiar with it, “Pathfindering” conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club, which is designed for children ages 10-15. With nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored club accepts any youth who promises to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.

Leadership

The volunteer leadership, skilled in a myriad of unusual abilities and interests are, first and foremost, strong believers in Jesus Christ and are sure of the road they are taking towards eternal life. They consider the Pathfinder club an experimental laboratory where growth and learning are synonymous with fun. Failure is not expected, but rather all activity becomes a tool for learning.  

Activities

The imagination of its leadership and members are the primary limiting factors of a club’s abilities. Activities encourage a range from community/civic service projects in their community and across the globe to nature and environmental conservation studies to camping and high adventure trips. Pathfindering challenges the unique talents of each member. Pathfindering is built on an age-specific curriculum of six levels along with approximately 350 specialized skill development topics covering arts and crafts, aquatics, nature, household arts, recreation, spiritual development, health, and vocational training. These often serve as a launching point for lifetime careers or hobbies.

Pathfinder Day 2018
Pathfinder Day 2018

Pathfinder Bible

The new Pathfinder Bible is currently only available through a local Adventist Book Center store. Please call or visit them, and if they do not know about the new Bible, please tell them to contact Pacific Press in order to receive a shipment. To contact Pacific Press, please click here. See our video of the inside of the new Pathfinder Bible below.

Pathfinder Bible
Pathfinder Bible

Pathfinder History

A History of Pathfinders
A History of Pathfinders

Meaning of the Pathfinder Club Emblem

Red (Sacrifice) Reminds us of Christ. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)"Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God" (Rom. 12: 1). Three sides Completeness of the Trinity -- Father, Son, Holy…

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Pathfinder Song Downloads

Pathfinder Song Sheet - Music (English)Pathfinder Song MP3 (Chinese)Pathfinder Song - MP3 (Finnish)Pathfinder Song (music only)Pathfinder Song - MP3 (Português)Pathfinder Song - MP3 (Español) Pathfinder Song Sheet Music Copyright Henry T. Bergh 1952

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Pathfinder Uniforms Specifications

The Pathfinder uniform helps make the Pathfinder program real and visible. It is emblematic and representative of the worldwide club’s ideals and standards.

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Pathfinder Excellence Award

While Pathfindering is designated to help youth appreciate the value of group participation, it should not be forgotten that there is scope for the development of the youth as an individual.

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The Pathfinder Flag

The Pathfinder Club has a flag, bearing the Pathfinder’s Club Emblem. The flag is flown at local and conference Pathfinder programs and activities.

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Pathfinders Honors

Each honor is designed to be a course of study that introduces a subject. This subject should have practical value and should enhance the lifestyle of the person pursuing the honor. Honor study should assist the person in his/her development as a well-rounded Christian by directly affecting the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of…

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Master Awards

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How to Organize a Pathfinder Club

Counsel with the Conference Youth Ministries personnel.Meet with the Pastor and Conference Youth Ministries personnel.Present your plans to the Church Board. Church Board authorizes the organization of the Pathfinder Club. Familiarize Board members with the Pathfinder philosophy, aims, and objectives.Second meeting of the Church Board (or Nominating Committee) with Conference Youth Ministries personnel or Pathfinder…

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Pathfinder Club Membership Requirements

To be considered for Pathfinder Club membership the applicant must be at least 10 years of age and no more than 15 years of age. Where two clubs exist; children aged 10 to 12 will join the junior club and those aged 13 to 15 will join the teen club. (In some areas school level…

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Aim, Motto, Pledge, and Law

Aim The Advent Message to all the world in my generation. Motto The love of Christ compels us. 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 Godand a friend to man. Law The Pathfinder Law is for me to: Keep…

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Philosophy & Objectives

Philosophy  The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to understanding young people and training its youth for leadership and service to humanity.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.…

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Structure & Organization

The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide program organized and directed by the Youth Department of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people 10 to 15 years of age and is operated by the local Seventh-day Adventist church under the direction and control of…

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Download Pathfinder Resource Manuals

Pathfinder Documents Pathfinder Achievement Classes

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Achievement Classes

Why Achievement Classes? Years ago, when your fathers and mothers were boys and girls, there came a call through the Spirit of Prophecy to organize all the young people into an united group that should help finish the task of carrying the Advent message to all the world in this generation. It…

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