Adventurers and Pathfinders Club
Pathfinder Clubs are for girls and boys in grades 10-18. This organization is part of the Youth Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and with more than 1 million members in countries throughout the world!
The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide program organized and directed by the Youth Department of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people 10 to 18 years of age (and older) and is operated by the international Seventh-day Adventist church under the direction and control of the local conference youth director.
Pathfinder clubs are sponsored by a local Seventh-day Adventist Church or school and meet on a regular basis - often weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. In addition to regular meetings, Pathfinder clubs participate in other events and activities including outreach activities, community service, and campouts. During these activities Pathfinders may earn many outdoor-recreational honors and meet class level requirements.
A typical Pathfinder year will include the following events:
- Induction - a ceremony where new members are officially welcomed into the club.
- Pathfinder Sabbath - a service conducted during the regular worship service at a local church.
- Bible Achievement (Bible Bowl) - annual competition where Pathfinders answer questions from a predetermined portion of the Bible.
- Investiture - Insignia is awarded during this service for honors earned and class levels completed.
- Camporee - camping trips attended by Pathfinder clubs from around a local conference, union, or division.