The Pathfinder Club, or simply Pathfinders, is a Ministry sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which works specifically with the cultural, social and religious education of children and teenagers in the age group between 10 and 15 years. Young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.
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. There are nearly 2 million members around the world.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
Camping & camping/survival skills
Grade appropriate leadership training
Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member!
Staff positions are available in many locations that offer adults the opportunity to make a difference for young people, develop friendships with fellow staff, learn more about God’s creation, and improve their training skills. The volunteer leadership, skilled in a many 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 opportunity to promote growth and learning that is synonymous with fun. Failure is not expected, but rather all activity becomes a tool for learning.