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:

  • Camping & camping/survival skills

  • Grade appropriate leadership training

  • 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

  • Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

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.

Explanation -- Pathfinder Law

Keep the Morning Watch.

I will have prayer and personal bible study each day.

Do my honest part.

By the power of God I will help others, and do my duty and my honest share, wherever I may be.

Care for my body

I will be temperate in all things and strive to reach a higher standard of physical fitness.

Keep a level eye.

I will not lie, cheat or deceive, and will despise dirty talk or evil thinking.

Be courteous and obedient.

I will be kind and thoughtful of others, reflecting the love of Jesus in all my association with others.

Walk softly in the sanctuary.

In any devotional exercise I will be quiet, careful and reverent.

Keep a song in my heart

I will be cheerful and happy and let the influence of my life be as sunshine to others.

Go on God's errands.

I will always be ready to share my faith and go about doing good as Jesus did.