The Pathfinder Club

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

Introduction.. 1

Pathfinder Club Objectives. 1

Pathfinder Aim, Motto, Pledge, Law and Song. 2

Friend Class Requirements. 3

Companion Class Requirements. 6

Explorer Class Requirements. 9

Ranger Class Requirements. 13

Voyager Class Requirements. 16

Guide Class Requirements. 19

 

Introduction

The Pathfinder Club is a church-centred spiritual-recreational-activity program designed for young people 10 to 15 years of age.  The Pathfinder Club appeals to this age group because its program features activities that meet their needs and interests.  Much of the Pathfinder Club program is built around physical action.   This is because youth from 10 to 15 years of age are in a fast-growing physical stage of development.    It is filled with action, adventure, challenge, group activities,  and  provides  opportunities  for  the development  of  new  attitudes  and  skills  that  produce personal  growth,  team  or community   spirit and a  sense of  loyalty and  respect  for God, His Creation, and His church (Pathfinder Administration Manual, 2004).

 

Pathfinder Club Objectives

The Pathfinder Club curriculum of six classes and nearly 250 Honours lies at the heart of the program.  The following objectives can be achieved as the club leaders seek to fulfil these:

i)                    Help the young people to understand that God and His church love them, care for them, and appreciate them.  

ii)                  Encourage Pathfinders to discover their own God-given potential and to use their gifts and abilities to fulfil God's expectations for them and the part they can play in the great plan of salvation. 

iii)                Inspire young people to give personal expression of their love for God by uniting them together in various outreach activities. 

iv)                Make the number one priority of your club program the personal salvation of every Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder age is a time when many decisions are being made that will affect the youth's future relationships and his / her own personal development.  The peak time for discovering and making a relationship with God seems to be around 12 years of age. 

v)                  Build  into  a  Pathfinder's  life  a  healthy  appreciation  and  love  for God's creation by enjoying outdoor activity (campouts, nature walks, nature honours, etc.). Pathfinders will experience a sense of wonder and worship as they observe and explore the beauty, the majesty, and the creative power in nature.  Fellowship with God will become more meaningful. 

vi)                Teach Pathfinders specific skills and hobbies that will make their lives more meaningful and will occupy their time with profitable accomplishments. 

vii)              Encourage the Pathfinder to keep physically fit.  This is one important way to safeguard against idleness and boredom.  Teach children to care for their body and establish habits that will provide for their future happiness and usefulness (cf. 2T 536, 537; Educ. 195). 

viii)            Give opportunity for the development of leadership by encouraging club members to work together and share in leadership responsibility.  This will teach them to learn the lessons of obedience, discipline, resourcefulness, patriotism and the processes of group dynamics. 

ix)                 Seek to foster the harmonious development of the physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual life of the Pathfinder.

 

Pathfinder Aim, Motto, Pledge, Law and Song

 

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.

 

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Friend Class Requirements

 

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First Class Name.

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Pin showing that student has finished the Class.

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Friend Ribbon. For the Advanced Class.

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Friend Chevron.  To be placed on the Left Sleeve.

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General

  1. Be 10 years old and/or in Grade 5 or its equivalent.
  2. Be an active member of the AJY Society or Pathfinder Club
  3. Memorize and explain the Pathfinder Pledge and Law.
  4. Read the book The Happy Path (or similar book on the Pledge and Law).
  5. Have a current Book Club Certificate.

 

Advanced

  1. Know, sing or play, and explain the meaning of the Pathfinder Song.

 

Spiritual Discovery

  1. Memorize the Old Testament books of the Bible and know the five areas into which the books are grouped. Demonstrate your ability to find any given book.
  2. Have a current memory gem certificate.
  3. Know and explain Psalm 23 or Psalm 46.
  4. During several worship periods, read with your parents the historical prologue to the book Early Writings and list the main events of the SDA church or fulfil other options as mentioned on page 26.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete the crossword puzzle based on the prologue to Early Writings.
  2. In consultation with your leader choose one of the following Old Testament characters: Joseph, Jonah, Esther or Ruth. And discuss with your group, Christ's loving care and deliverance as shown in the story.

 

Serving Others

  1. By consultation with your leader, work out ways to spend at least two hours expressing your friendship to someone in need in your community by doing any two of the following:
    1. Visit someone who needs friendship.
    2. Help someone in need.
    3. With the help of others spend a half day on a community, school, or church project.
  2. Prove yourself a good citizen at home and at school.

 

Advanced

  1. Bring at least two visitors to Sabbath School or Pathfinder meetings.

 

Friendship Development

  1. List ten qualities of being a good friend, and discuss four everyday situations where you have practiced the "Golden Rule."
  2. Know your National Anthem and explain its meaning.

 

Advanced

  1. Demonstrate good table manners with a group of persons of various ages.

 

Health and Fitness

  1. Complete the following:
    1. Discuss the temperance principles in the life of Daniel, or participate in a presentation or role play on Daniel 1.
    2. Memorize and explain Daniel 1:8, and either sign the appropriate pledge card or design your own pledge card showing why you choose a life style in harmony with the true principles of temperance.
  1. Learn the principles of a healthful diet and engage in a project preparing a chart of basic food groups.
  1. Complete the honour in Beginner's Swimming.

 

Advanced

  1. HIV/AIDS curriculum

 

Organization and Leadership Development

  1. Plan and take a three hour or 8 km Hike. Plan to complete a requirement under the Nature Study or Outdoor Life sections or a Nature Honour.

 

Nature Study

  1. Complete one of the following honours: Cats, Dogs, Mammals, Seeds, Bird Pets.
  2. Know different methods of purifying water and demonstrate your ability to build a camp shelter. Consider the significance of Jesus as the water of life and as our refuge place.

 

Advanced

  1. Know and identify ten wild flowers and ten insects in your area.

 

Outdoor Life

  1. Know how ropes are made and demonstrate how to care for rope in the correct manner. Tie and know the practical use of the following knots: Overhand, Granny,
  2. Square, Slip, Double Bow, Two Half Hitches, Clove Hitch, Bowline.
  3. Participate in an overnight CAMPOUT.
  4. Pass a test in general safety.
  5. Pitch and strike a tent and make a camp bed.
  6. Know ten hiking rules, and know what to do when lost.
  7. Learn the signs for track and trail. Be able to lay a 2 km. trail that others can follow and be able to track a 2 km trail.

 

Advanced

  1. Start a fire with one match, using natural materials, and keep that fire going.
  2. Properly use the knife and axe, and know ten safety rules in their use.
  3. Tie five speed knots.
  4. Demonstrate baking, boiling and frying camp food.

Lifestyle Enrichment

  1. Complete one Honour in Arts and Crafts.

  

 Advanced

  1. Complete one Honour in Vocational or Outdoor Industries. 

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Companion Class Requirements

 

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Second Class Name.

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Pin showing that student has finished the Class.

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Companion Ribbon. For the Advanced Class.

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Companion Chevron. To be placed on the Left Sleeve

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General

  1. Be 11 years old and/or in grade 6 or its equivalent.
  2. Be an active member of the Pathfinder Club.
  3. Learn or review the meaning of the Pathfinder Pledge and illustrate its meaning in an interesting way.
  4. Read the book The Happy Path or similar book on the Pledge and Law if not previously read.
  5. Have a current Book Club Certificate and write at least a paragraph of review on one book of your choice.

   

Advanced

  1. Know the composition and proper use of your National Flag.

Spiritual Discovery

  1. Memorize the New Testament books and know the four areas into which the books are grouped. Demonstrate your ability to find any given book.
  2. Hold a current memory gem certificate.
  3. Choose in consultation with your leader, one of the following areas:
    1. One of Christ's Parables
    2. One of Christ's Miracles
    3. Sermon on the Mount
    4. Second Advent Sermon

      and show your knowledge of what Christ taught in one of the following ways:

1.     Discussion with the leader

2.     Group activity

3.     Giving a talk

4.       Read the gospels of Matthew and Mark in any translation. Commit to memory any two of the following:

    1. Beatitude   Matthew 3:3-12
    2. Lord's Prayer   Matthew 6:9-13
    3. Christ's Return   Matthew 24:4-7, 11-14
    4. Gospel Commission  Matthew 28:18-20

      

Advanced

a.        Read about Ellen White's first vision and discuss how God uses prophets to present His message to the church.

    1. Complete the crossword puzzle on the first vision of Ellen White.

 

Serving Others

  1. By consultation with your leader, work out ways to spend at least two hours in your community demonstrating in a consistent manner, real companionship to someone else.
  2. Spend at least a half day participating in a project that will benefit the community or your church.

 

 Advanced

  1. Participate in an outreach activity, and bring a non-SDA friend to participate or observe.

 

Friendship Development

  1. Discuss the principle and demonstrate the meaning of respect for people of different cultures and gender.

   

Advanced

  1. Discuss and demonstrate respect for your parents/guardian and what they provide for you.

 

Health and Fitness

  1. Memorize and explain 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
  2. Discuss with your leader physical fitness and regular exercise as they relate to healthful living.
  3. Learn about the detrimental effects of smoking on health and fitness, and write your own pledge of commitment to abstaining from the use of tobacco.
  4. Complete the Advanced Beginner's Swimming Honour.

 

Advanced

  1. HIV/AIDS curriculum
  2. Attend a Five Day Plan, or view two films on health, or make a poster on smoking or drug abuse, or help prepare a display on tobacco for a show, etc.

Organization and Leadership Development

  1. Plan and lead a devotional service for your group.
  2. Help your Unit or Club plan a special activity such as a party, hike, or overnight campout.

 

Advanced

  1. Participate in a special club event such as an Investiture, open house, induction, or Pathfinder Sabbath and then evaluate the event to determine how it can be improved.

 

Nature Study

  1. Participate in nature games OR participate in a one hour nature walk.
  2. Complete one of the following Honours: Amphibians, Birds, Livestock, Poultry, Reptiles, Shells, Trees, or Shrubs.
  3. Review the study of creation, and keep a seven day outdoor log of your personal observations from nature in which each day focuses on those parts that were created on that day.

 

Advanced

  1. Identify and describe twelve birds in the wild and twelve native trees.

 

Outdoor Life

  1. Find the eight general directions without the aid of a compass.
  2. Participate in a two night campout. Know at least 6 points relative to the selection of a campsite.
  3. Learn or review the Friend knots. Tie and know the practical use of the following knots: Sheet Bend, Sheepshank, Fisherman's Knot, Timber Hitch, Taut Line Hitch. Learn 3 basic lashings.
  4. Pass a test in Companion first aid.

 

Advanced

  1. Build five different fires and describe their uses. Discuss the safety rules in lighting fires, or hike 8 km and keep a log.
  2. Cook a camp meal without utensils.
  3. Prepare a knot board with at least fifteen different knots.

 

Lifestyle Enrichment

  1. Complete one Honour in Arts and Crafts not previously earned.

 

Advanced

  1. Complete one Honour in Household Arts, Health & Science, Vocational, or Outdoor Industries not previously earned.

 

 

 

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Explorer Class Requirements

 

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Third Class Name.

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Pin showing that student has finished the Class.

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Explorer Ribbon. For the Advanced Class.

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Explorer Chevron. To be placed on the Left Sleeve.

 

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General

  1. Be 12 years old and/or in Grade 7 or its equivalent.
  2. Be an active member of the AJY Society and Pathfinder Club.
  3. Learn or review the meaning of the Pathfinder Law and demonstrate your understanding by participating in one of the following: role play, panel discussion, essay, or prepare a project of your choice.
  4. Read the book "The Happy Path" if not previously read.
  5. Have a current Book Club Certificate and write at least a paragraph of review on each book.

 

Advanced

  1. Know the composition and proper use of the Pathfinder Flag and Unit Guidon.

 

Spiritual Discovery

  1. Become familiar with the use of a concordance.
  2. Hold a current memory gem certificate.
  3. Read the gospels Luke and John in any translation, and discuss in your group any three of the following:
    1. Luke 4:16-19  The Scripture Reading
    2. Luke 11:9-13  Ask, Seek, Knock
    3. Luke 21:25-28  Signs of Second Coming
    4. John 13:12-17  Humility
    5. John 14: 1-3  Lord's Promise
    6. John 15:5-8  Vine and Branches
  4. Choose in consultation with your leader one of the following areas.
    1. John 3   Nicodemus
    2. John 4   The Woman at the Well
    3. Luke 15  The Prodigal Son
    4. Luke 10  The Good Samaritan
    5. Luke 19  Zaccheaus
  5. Share your understanding of how Jesus saves individuals by using one of the following methods:
    1. Group discussion with your leader.
    2. Giving a talk at AJY's.
    3. Writing an essay.
    4. Making a series of pictures, charts or models.
    5. Writing a poem or song.
  6. Memorize and explain Proverbs 20: 1 and Proverbs 23:29-32.

   

Advanced

  1. Read about J. N. Andrews. Discuss the importance of mission service to the church and why Christ gave the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20).
  2. Complete the map work on missionaries and places of service.

 

Serving Others

  1. Be familiar with the community services in your area and give assistance to at least one.
  2. Participate in at least three church programs.

   

Advanced

  1. Enrol a new member in Sabbath School, Pathfinders, or Bible Correspondence Course.

 

Friendship Development

  1. Participate in a panel discussion or skit or peer pressure and its role in your decision making.
  2. Tour your municipal offices or have a city official visit your group and then explain 5 ways you can cooperate with them.

   

Advanced

  1. Earn one of the following Honours:
    1. Christian Grooming and Manners
    2. Family Life

 

Health and Fitness

  1. Complete one of the following 2 requirements
    1. Participate in a group discussion on the physical effects of the drug alcohol on the body.
    2. View an audio/visual on alcohol or other drugs, and discuss the effects on the human body.
  2. Peer Pressure discussion.

   

Advanced

  1. Participate in a sixteen kilometre hike and make a list of clothing to be worn.
  2. Peer Pressure and AIDS Awareness.

 

Organization and Leadership Development

  1. Lead out in your club's opening exercises or a Sabbath School Program.
  2. Help your unit or club plan a special outreach activity such as a project for unfortunate children, community beautification, etc. and carry out the activity.

   

Advanced

  1. Participate in a special club event such as an Investiture, open house, induction, Pathfinder Sabbath, etc. and participate in the evaluation of the event afterwards along with the Companion Class.

 

Nature Study

  1. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, be able to identify the North Star, Orion, Pleiades, and two planets. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, identify Achernar, The Southern Cross, Centaurus, and Orion. Know the spiritual significance of Orion as told in Early Writings.
  2. Complete one of the following Honours: Animal Tracking, Cacti, Flowers, Stars, or Weather.

   

Advanced

  1. Identify six tracks of animals or birds. Make a plaster cast of three tracks.

 

Outdoor Life

  1. Participate in a two-night CAMP OUT. Describe six points of a good campsite. Plan and cook two meals.
  2. Pass a test in Explorer first aid.
  3. Explain what a topographical map is, what you can expect to find on it, and its uses. Identify at least twenty signs and symbols used on topographic maps.

   

Advanced

  1. Review the basic lashings and build one article of camp furniture.
  2. Plan a menu for a three day camping trip for four people, using at least three different dehydrated foods.
  3. Be able to send and receive the semaphore alphabet, OR Be able to send and receive the international Morse code by wigwag, OR Know the alphabet in sign language for the deaf, OR Have a basic knowledge of procedures of two-way radio communication.

 

Lifestyle Enrichment

  1. Complete one Honour in Household Arts, or Arts and Crafts not previously earned.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete one Honour in Outreach Ministry, Health & Science, Vocational or Outdoor Industries not previously earned.

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Ranger Class Requirements

 

Insignia

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Fourth Class Name.

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Pin showing that student has finished the Class.

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Ranger Ribbon. For the Advanced Class.

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Ranger Chevron. To be placed on the Left Sleeve.

 

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General

  1. Be a teenager 13 years of age, and/or in Grade 8 or its equivalent.
  2. Memorize and understand the Adventist Youth Aim and Motto.
  3. Be an active member of the Pathfinder Club.
  4. Select and read three books of your choice from the teen Book Club List.

 

Spiritual Discovery

  1. Discover in group discussion:
    1. What Christianity is.
    2. What are the marks of a true disciple?
    3. The forces involved in becoming a Christian.
  2. Participate in a Bible marking program on the inspiration of the Bible.
  3. Enrol at least three people in a Bible Correspondence Course.
  4. Have a current Memory Gem Certificate.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete the Christian Citizenship Honour if not previously done.

 

Community Outreach

  1. Under the direction of your leader, participate at least once, in two different types of outreach programs.
  2. With the help of a friend, spend a full day (at least 8 hours) working on a project for your church, school, or community.

 Advanced

  1. Conduct two Bible studies with non-Seventh-day Adventists.

 

Friendship Development

  1. In group discussion and by personal inquiry examine your attitudes to two of the following topics:
    1. Self-Confidence. c. The Social Graces.
    2. Friendship. d. Will Power.

  

Advanced

  1. Role play the story of the Good Samaritan, and think of ways to serve 3 neighbors, and then do so.

 

Health and Fitness

  1. Participate in one of the following:
    1. Discuss the principles of physical fitness. Provide an outline of your daily exercise program. Write out and sign a personal pledge of commitment to a regular exercise program.
    2. Discuss the natural advantages of living the Adventist Christian lifestyle in accordance with Biblical principles.

   

Advanced

  1. Participate in one of the following activities:
    1. Hike 15km and keep a log. d. Cycle 80 km.
    2. Ride a horse 15 km. e. Swim 1 km.
    3. Go on a one day canoe trip.
  2. Discuss the concept, types and purpose of dating.

 

Organization and Leadership Development

  1. Attend at least one church business meeting. Prepare a brief report for discussion in your group.
  2. With your group make plans for a social activity at least once a quarter.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete requirements 3 and 6 of the Drilling and Marching Honour if not previously done.

Nature Study

  1. Review the story of the flood and study at least 3 different fossils; explain their origin and relate them to breaking God's Law.
  2. Complete a Nature Honour not previously earned.

 

 

 

 Advanced

  1. Be able to identify through photographs, sketches, pictures or real life, one of the following categories: 25 tree leaves; 25 rocks and minerals; 25 wild flowers; 25 butterflies and moths; 25 shells.

 

Outdoor Living

  1. Build and demonstrate the use of a reflector oven by cooking something.
  2. Participate in a two night camp out. Be able to pack a pack or ruck sack, include personal gear and food sufficient for your participation in a two night camp out.
  3. Pass a test in Ranger First Aid.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete the Orienteering Honour.
  2. Be able to light a fire on a rainy day or in the snow. Know where to get the dry material to keep it going. Demonstrate ability to properly tighten and replace an axe handle.
  3. Complete one of the following requirements:

1.       Know on sight, prepare and eat ten varieties of wild plant foods.

3.       Be able to send and receive 15 letters a minute by wigwag, using the international code.

4.       Be able to send and receive Matthew 24 in sign language for the deaf.

5.       Take part in a simple emergency search and rescue operation using two way radios.

 

Lifestyle Enrichment

  1. Complete one Honour in Outreach Ministry, Vocational, or Outdoor Industries not previously earned.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete one Honour in Recreation or Arts and Crafts not previously earned.

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Voyager Class Requirements

 

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Fifth Class Name.

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Pin showing that student has finished the Class.

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Voyager Ribbon. For the Advanced Class.

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Voyager Chevron. To be placed on the Left Sleeve.

 

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General

  1. Be a teenager 14 years of age, and/or in grade 9 or its equivalent.
  2. Through memorization and discussion, explain the meaning of the Adventist Youth Pledge.
  3. Be an active member of Pathfinders.
  4. Select and read three books of your choice from the Teen Book Club list.

   

Advanced

  1. Make a written or oral presentation on respect for God’s law and civil authority giving at least 10 principles of moral behaviour.

 

Spiritual Discovery

  1. Study the personal work of the Holy Spirit as it relates to mankind, and discuss His involvement in spiritual growth.
  2. By study and group discussion increase your knowledge of the last-day events that lead up to the Second Advent.
  3. Through study and discussion of Bible evidence discover the true meaning of Sabbath keeping.
  4. Have a current Memory Gem Certificate.

   

Advanced

  1. Read the books of Proverbs, Habakkuk, Isaiah, Malachi, Jeremiah or complete the Junior Bible Year reading program.

 

Serving Others

  1. As a group or individually, invite a friend to at least one of your church or conference Teen/Youth Fellowship activities.
  2. As a group or individually, help organize and participate in a project of service to others.
  3. Discuss how a Christian Adventist youth relates to people in every-day situations, contacts and associations.

   

Advanced

  1. Spend at least 2 hours with your Pastor, Church Elder or Deacon observing them in their pastoral/case ministry.

 

Friendship Development

  1. In group discussion and by personal inquiry examine your attitudes toward two of the following topics:
    1. Self Concept
    2. Human Relationships - Parents, Family, and Others.
    3. Earning and Spending Money.
    4. Peer Pressure.
  2. List and discuss the needs of the handicapped, and help plan and participate in a party for them.

   

Advanced

  1. Visit an institute for physically or mentally challenged and present a report on the visit.

 

Health and Fitness

  1. Choose and complete any two requirements from the Temperance Honour.
  2. Organize a Health Party. Include health principles, talks, displays, etc.

   

Advanced

  1. Study the effective refusal technique of Joseph and explain why it is important to use it today.

 

Organization and Leadership Development

  1. Discuss and prepare a flow chart on local church organization, and list the departmental functions.
  2. Participate in local church programs on two occasions each, in two departments of the church.
  3. Fulfil Requirements 3, 5, and 6 of the Stewardship Honour
  4. Complete the Drilling and Marching Honour

   

Advanced

  1. Complete the Junior Youth Witnessing Honour

Nature Study

  1. Review the story of Nicodemus and relate it to the life cycle of the butterfly, or draw a life-cycle chart of the caterpillar giving the Spiritual significance.
  2. Complete a Nature Honour not previously earned.

   

Advanced

  1. Plan a list of at least 5 nature related activities that may be used for Sabbath afternoons.

 

Outdoor living

  1. With a party of not less than four, including an experienced adult counselor, hike 25 kms in a rural wilderness area, including one night in the open or in tents. The expedition planning should be a joint effort of the party and all food needed should be carried. From notes taken, participate in a group discussion led by your counselor, on the terrain, flora and fauna, as observed on the hike.
  2. Complete one Recreational Honour not previously earned.
  3. Pass a test in Voyager first aid.

   

Advanced

  1. Design and build 5 articles of camp furniture and design an entrance for your club camp that could be used for a Camporee.

 

Lifestyle Enrichment

  1. Complete one Honour in Outreach Ministries, Health and Science, Household Arts, Outdoor Industry, or Vocational categories not previously earned.

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Guide Class Requirements

 

Insignia

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Sixth Class Name.

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Pin showing that student has finished the Class.

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Guide Ribbon. For the Advanced Class.

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Guide Chevron. To be placed on the Left Sleeve.

 

Click here for the Guide Achievement Class for Instructors

Click here for the Guide Instructors Manual

Click here for the Guide Student Activity Diary

 

General

  1. Be a teenager 15 years of age, and/or in Grade 10 or its equivalent.
  2. Know and understand the AY Legion of Honour.
  3. Be an active member of Pathfinder Club.
  4. Select and read one book of your choice from the Teen Book Club list, plus a book on local church history (select book for your division or country).

   

Advanced

  1. Complete the Stewardship Honour.

 

Spiritual Discovery

  1. Discuss how the Christian can possess the gifts of the Spirit as described by Paul in his letter to the Galatians.
  2. Study and discuss how the Old Testament Sanctuary Service points to the cross and the personal ministry of Jesus.
  3. Read and outline 3 stories of Adventist pioneers. Tell these stories during a Pathfinder Club, AY or Sabbath School Worship time.
  4. Have a current Memory Gem Certificate.

  

Advanced

  1. Read Steps to Christ and write a one page report/essay.

 

Community Outreach

  1. As a group (or individually) help organize and participate in one of the following:
    1. Make a friendship visit with a shut-in person.
    2. Adopt a person or family in need and assist them.
    3. Any other outreach of your choice approved by your leader.
  2. Participate in a discussion on witnessing to other teenagers and put some of the guidelines into practice in a real situation.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete one of the following:
    1. Bring 2 friends to at least 2 meetings sponsored by your church.
    2. Help plan and participate in at least four meetings of youth evangelism or similar events.

 

Friendship Development

  1. In group discussion and by personal inquiry, examine your attitudes to two of the following topics.
    1. Choosing Your Career
    2. Moral Behaviour
    3. Sex and Dating
    4. Choosing Your Life Partner

   

Advanced

  1. Write (minimum of 750 words.) or give an oral presentation (minimum 10 minutes) on the subject of “How to make and keep friends.”

 

Health and Fitness

  1. Make a presentation to elementary students on the subject of the laws of good health.
  2. Complete one of the following activities:

1.       Write a poem or article for possible submission to one of the Health/Temperance Journals of the church.

3.       Read pages 102-125 in the book "Temperance" by Ellen White, and pass the true/false quiz.

  1. Complete the Honour in Nutrition or lead a group through the Physical Fitness Honour.

   

Advanced

  1. Seeking God’s plan regarding sexual behaviour – AIDS & STD’s.

 

 

Organization and Leadership Development

  1. Following discussion, prepare a flow chart on denominational organization, with special details for your Division.
  2. Attend a conference sponsored Basic Pathfinder Staff Training Course.
  3. Plan and teach at least two requirements of any Pathfinder Honour for a group of Junior Pathfinders.

 

Nature Study

  1. Read the story of Jesus childhood in the Desire of Ages chapter 7 and relate it to the place of Nature Study in His education and ministry by going orally before an audience on original nature lessons (parable) drawn from your study and observations.
  2. Complete one of the following Honours:

1.       Ecology

 

Outdoor Living

  1. Go on a two-night pack camp. Discuss the equipment to be taken.
  2. Plan and cook in a satisfactory manner a three-course meal on an open fire.
  3. Complete an object of lashings or rope work.
  4. Complete one Honour not previously earned which can count towards the Aquatic, Sportsman, Recreation, or Wilderness Master.

   

Advanced

  1. Complete the Wilderness Master.

 

Lifestyle Enrichment

  1. Complete an Honour in Outreach Ministries, Outdoor Industries, Vocational, Health and Science, or Household Arts not previously completed.

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