The Pathfinders Club is a worldwide youth program organized and managed by the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program offers a wide range of activities such as camping, community service and outreach, elderly care, arts/crafts, classwork, marching, Bible study, Seventh-day Adventist Church history, and interactive leadership training in a variety of areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules.
Traditionally, the Adventist Youth Curricula, known as “AY”, divides its members by age (or grade) into six class levels; “Friend”, “Companion”, “Explorer”, “Ranger”, “Voyager” and “Guide” (Grades 5 through 10 respectively). Levels “Pioneer” (10th grade) and “Navigator” (11th grade) have been inserted between “Voyager” and “Guide” levels, in which case the “Guide” class is taught to Pathfinders in grade 12.
Leadership skills needed to serve as staff members of a Pathfinder club are developed in teens aged 14 and older through the Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program. The highest level in Pathfindering is considered to be the “Master Guide” program which employs staff members and Pathfinders over the age of 16. This program is designed to train youth leaders in the basic skills of youth ministry and leadership. If you are interested in learning more or joining The Pathfinders Club, please complete the form below.