Pathfinder and Adventurer Club
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Pathfinders (Ages 10-16) 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Adventurers (Ages 5-10) 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Pathfinders and Adventurers are to meet at the flag pole outside the church hall at 1:30pm for flag raising and announcement before dividing into classes.
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.
Adventurers are the next generation of leaders after the Pathfinders. With various awards and class work, they are encouraged to explore and try out new things, in a way which will prepare them for Pathfinders and life later. With camps, crafts and many fun activities, children in Adventurers learn to be as the adventurer law says: Be obedient, be pure, be true, be kind, be respectful, be attentive, be helpful, be cheerful, be thoughtful, be reverent.
The leaders formed from Pathfindering, are 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. All activities undertaken in Pathfinders are tools for learning.
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 and Adventurer Camp
Each year, there is a joint Pathfinder and Adventurer camp, at different locations. In 2020, we will be camping in Bents Basin from April 10th to April 12th. All members of the church are welcome to attend. You can contact one of our Pathfinder or Adventurer Leaders in church to join.
Our camps are quite simple, while Pathfinder and Adventurers will have activities planned out during the camps, non members and parents can choose to join them, or relax in the campgrounds. Bents Basin is a popular campground, and near to several nature walks with their own charms. There is a near-by lake if you wish to Kayak or Canoe in, and campfire facilities.
Sydney Chinese Church T-Shirts
The Sydney Chinese SDA Church has a T-Shirt design which was originally made for pathfinders. It costs $28 for Pathfinder and Adventurer member. Any church member can purchase it at $35 by contacting Alec Lai. If we don't have any spares, we will order them when we have enough expressions of interest.
Pathfinder skills cover the following categories
ADRA Community Service (9)
Arts & Crafts (82)
Health & Science (17)
Household Arts (18)
Outdoor Industries (15)
Outreach Ministries (23)
Master Awards (12)
Pathfinder and Adventurer Leaders
Pathfinder Director: SuHan
Pathfinder Deputy Director: Lynette, SuWen
Pathfinder Counselors: Heong, Nathan
Adventurer Co-Directors: Alec, Winnie
Adventurer Counselors: Glenda, Frank, John, Hayley, Vera, Yoyo, Yana