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.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
Grade appropriate leadership training
Camping & camping/survival skills
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 (https://www.pathfindersonline.org)
Pathfinder Pledge and Law:
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.
The 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 errand.
Explanation - Pathfinder Pledge
By the grace of God = Only as we rely on God to help us can we do His will.
I will be pure = I will fill my mind with everything that is right and true and spend my time in activities that will build a strong, clean character.
I will be kind = I will be considerate and kind, not only to my fellow man, but also to all of God's creation.
I will be true = I will be honest and upright in study, work and play and can always be counted upon to do my very best.
I will keep the Pathfinder Law = I will seek to understand the meaning of the Law and will strive to live up to it's spirit, realizing that obedience to law is essential in any organization
I will be a servant to God = I will pledge myself to serve God first, last, and best in everything I am called upon to be or do.
I will be a friend to man. = I will live to bless others and do unto them as I would have them do unto me.