PATHFINDER     

The Pathfinnder Club 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. The Club helps youth to keep a relationship with God in our daily lives. 

 The Gingerland Pathfinder Club Director is Sis Jeniffer Liburd:

 

She is assisted by her Deputy Shelita Browne along with the various counselors.

The Pathfinder Club has a Pledge and Law, highlighting the spiritual basis on which the club is built.
The club operates on a 9, 10, 11, or12 month calendar year, with a weekly or biweekly program of at least 1½, 2, or 3 hours' duration. Within this 1½, 2, or 3 hour period the Pathfinders perform drill and marching, crafts and/or hobbies and games, as well as taking part in devotional activities and class work.
There are six classes, with given names, which begin at 10 years of age and conclude at 15 years. Each class is represented by a chosen color as listed.
  • Friend - 10 years - Blue
  • Companion - 11 years - Red
  • Explorer - 12 years - Green
  • Ranger - 13 years - Silver
  • Voyager - 14 years - Burgundy
  • Guide - 15 years - Gold
 At the completion of the classwork requirements, the Pathfinder receives insignia
as an award consisting of a pin, Pathfinder Class pocket strip and chevron at a
special Investiture service.

 

AIM

The Advent Message to All the World in My Generation.

MOTTO

"The love of Christ constrains me."

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.

 

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.

Go on God's errands.

 

The Pathfinder Club also a song: 

  "OH WE ARE THE PATHFINDERS'

 

Pathfinder Song

Attention: open in a new window.Oh, we are the Pathfinder 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!

 

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 Spirit.
  • Tripod of education: Mental Crafts and Honors Physical Campouts, work bee, health focus Spiritual Outreach and personal spiritual development.

Gold (Excellence)

  • "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich" (Rev. 3:18).
  • Standard of measurement. The Pathfinder Club has high standards to help build strong character for the kingdom of heaven.

Shield (Protection)

  • In the Scripture God is often called the shield of His people.(Protection) "Fear not ... I am thy shield" (Gen. 15:1)
  • "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." (Eph. 6:16)

White (Purity)

  • "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment" (Rev. 3:5).
  • We desire to have the purity and righteousness of Christ's life in our lives.

Blue (Loyalty)

  • It is the purpose of the Pathfinder Club to help teach us to be loyal to: Our God in heaven. Our parents. Our church
  • Loyalty is defined as a reflection of the character of our True Master Guide.

Sword (Bible)

  • The sword is used in warfare. A battle is always won by offense. We are in a battle against sin, and our weapon is the Word of God.
  • The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. (see Eph. 6:17)

Inverted Triangle

  • The inverted order of importance Jesus taught which is contrary to that taught by the world.
  • Sacrificing of one's self by placing the needs of others ahead of our own.

Pathfinder Club

  • The Pathfinder Club is one of the organizations of the world youth ministry of the Seventh-day AdventistChurch.