The Pathfinders Club is a faith-based scouting group for children ages 10 to 15 which provides a wide range of activities from crafts to camping. Pathfinders and a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Pathfinders is for those who are in the fifth grade or its equivalent through the eighth grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as “Junior” pathfinders, and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as “Teen” Pathfinders.
Pathfinders and a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.
The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program works closely with the Pathfinder program and is for high school students (grades 9-12).
PERSONAL GROWTH – The Personal Growth track encourages each Pathfinder to have a personal relationship with Jesus through a daily devotional life, Bible study, and prayer.
SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY – In the Spiritual Discovery track, Pathfinders grow spiritually through the study of real people in the Bible and Christian history.
SERVING OTHERS – In the Serving Others track, Pathfinders experience the joy of service through outreach, friendship evangelism, and other church or community activities.
MAKING FRIENDS – In the Making Friends track, Pathfinders learn how to be a friend to others, to the community, and to the planet.
HEALTH & FITNESS – In the Health and Fitness track, Pathfinders apply health and fitness principles, share these principles with others, and practice basic first aid and safety procedures.
NATURE STUDY – In the Nature Study track, Pathfinders learn about God through observation of nature, time spent outdoors, and environmental stewardship.
OUTDOOR LIVING – In the Outdoor Living track, Pathfinders perform outdoor skills, solve outdoor challenges, and participate in outdoor team activities.
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.
Honor enrichment promotes personal growth and allows Pathfinders to explore their interests by earning new honors, learning new skills, and studying new content areas.
Pathfinders who want to be invested in the Advanced level must complete all basic requirements plus additional requirements as listed in each track. They will also earn many additional honors as they complete the requirements in the Honor Enrichment track.
Requirements can be met in a variety of ways based on how each individual Pathfinder learns best. Each year that a Pathfinder is invested and advances to the next level the tracks remain the same as the previous year. However, the activities to fulfill the requirements change in order to allow each Pathfinder the opportunities to participate in new experiences and challenges and to practice skills and use information previously learned.
The “Friend” class in the Pathfinder Achievement Classes is designed for individuals around 10 years of age or in Grade 5. It involves various activities aimed at personal development, spiritual growth, and community service.
The “Companion” class in the Pathfinder program, aimed at 11-year-olds or 6th graders, focuses on spiritual growth, personal development, and community service, emphasizing leadership and respect for diversity.
The “Explorer” class in the Pathfinder program is tailored for 12-year-olds or those in 7th grade. It emphasizes spiritual discovery, service to others, friendship development, health and fitness, organization and leadership development, nature study, outdoor life, and lifestyle enrichment.
The “Ranger” class in the Pathfinder program, designed for 13-year-olds or those in Grade 8, focuses on spiritual development, community outreach, friendship, health and fitness, leadership skills, nature study, outdoor living, and lifestyle enrichment.
The “Voyager” class in the Pathfinder program is designed for teenagers who are 14 years old or in 9th grade. This class encourages spiritual growth, service to others, development of friendships, health and fitness, and leadership skills. It also includes nature study, outdoor living, and lifestyle enrichment activities.
The “Guide” class in the Pathfinder program is targeted at young individuals who are 15 years old or in 10th grade. This class encourages participants to develop spiritually, serve their communities, and enhance their leadership and organization skills. It also includes activities related to friendship development, health and fitness, nature study, and outdoor living.
Oh, we are the Pathfinders strong,
The servants of God are we.
Faithful as we march along,
In kindness, truth, and purity
A Message to tell to the world,
A truth that will set us free!
King Jesus the Savior’s coming back
For you, and me!
The 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,
Go on God’s errand.
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.