Pathfinders

 

 

Who are Pathfinders?


Pathfinders are 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 Pathfinder program is a Christian Organization for young people grades 5-12. Today, there are almost 2 million Pathfinders worldwide. Youth learn to share and care about others as they become involved in community service projects and go on short-term mission trips. At a Pathfinder Club meeting, young people learn skills that help them to become leaders within their communities, schools and churches. Skills in household arts, crafts & hobbies, health science, nature, outreach, recreation and vocation are taught. There are many different areas, in which a youth has opportunity to serve, such as: dental, medical, optical, building projects, cleaning up a community or helping with Vacation Bible Schools.  Though Pathfinders is an organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, one need not be a church member to become a Pathfinder. Youth can feel proud of belonging to a group that encourages and helps them to be the most caring people they can possibly become.  According to the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists, there are over 48,000 Pathfinder Clubs worldwide with Club Membership of 1,646,087!

Who are Adventurers?

North American Division Adventurer Ministries Mission Statement
The North American Division Adventurer program serves an inter-cultural community of children in grades 1-4 and their parents and care-givers through a holistic ministry.  The purpose of the program is to support parents and care-givers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful love relationship with Jesus Christ.  It offers instructional curriculum, family enrichment, supplementary resources, and volunteer training from within the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy.  The Adventurer program should work to fulfill the gospel commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and depends on the support of a congregation strong in mission and empowered by the Holy Spirit.  According to the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists, there are almost 36,000 Adventurer clubs world wide with a membership of 1,336,936 Adventurers!

 

Teens in grades 9 - 12 can learn how to become leaders through the Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program.

 

Through Investiture Achievement, honors, camping, Share Your Faith activities, and conference-wide events, youth can develop skills and help others as they grow physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. They discover Jesus is their Best Friend.


Annual Events Held by Idaho Conference Pathfinders

Camporee:  2020- Grayback Gulch Campground
 
              
International Camporee at Oshkosh in 2024 
 
Biblefest (fun activities based on books of the Bible)

Pathfinder Bible Experience (study a book of the Bible each year)


Pinewood Derby 2/16/2020-Derby Regulations

Derby Registration Link

DERBY INFORMATION:
  • Because we are going to a speed track, some changes and reinforcement of current derby regulations are necessary.
    • The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
    • The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
    • The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels (left to right).
    • The car must have 3/8” clearance under the body to clear the tracks.
    • As per derby regulations, if a car does not meet these guidelines, they are considered modified.
    • Two awards have been changed from “Longest” and “Shortest” runs to “Fastest” and “Slowest” runs that cross the finish line.
These additions will apply to the 2020 Derby.  ALSO, NO GRAPHITE WILL BE ALLOWED!

Pathfinder Fair  (show what you've done during the year and have fun activities)


Email Idaho Pathfinders      idahopathfinders@gmail.com

Department Staff

 

Dan Gilbert 

Pathfinder Director

208.283.8774
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Susan Gilbert

Pathfinder Executive Secretary

208.283.7997
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