Pathfinders, a programs similar to Scouts, are designed for for 10-16-year-olds to socialise with each other as well as learn and develop life skills. Run by qualified and committed leaders of the church, Pathfinders participate in a range of activities, including –
- knots and lashings
- community events
- nature studies
They also learn to develop important life values such as teamwork, commitment and self-respect. While the Seventh-day Adventist beliefs form the basis of these teachings, the focus is on the basic Christian principles of love, justice, mercy, and grace as taught by Jesus Christ.
Another important part of the Pathfinder program is Community Service such as, visiting the elderly and the sick within hostels, hospitals. We also participate with voluntary door knocking for many worthy causes such as Salvation Army, Heart Foundation and ADRA.
Honour badges can be earned for completing requirements on specific topics in the areas of nature, craft, recreation, the arts, technics, bible, outreach, agricultural and home economics. At the end of each year the Pathfinders will be presented with awards which reprent achievments that they have completed throughout the year.
Pathfinder membership is not limited to Seventh-day Adventists, it is open to all young people who would like to participate.
Pathfinder Sign-up is @ 3pm on Saturday, 16th June 2012.
At Ipswich Church we have an active Pathfinder Club. Please contact us if you wish to become part of this fun activity contact the Pathfinder Director (Samantha Dixon) at firstname.lastname@example.org.