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GENERAL

1.       Be 12 years old and/or in Grade 7 or its equivalent.

2.       Be an active member of Pathfinder.

3.       Learn or review the meaning of the Pathfinder Pledge and demonstrate your understanding by participating in one of the following activities: 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

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

 

BIBLE SEARCH

1.       Become familiar with the use of a concordance.

2.       Hold a current Memory Gem Certificate.

3.       Read the Gospels of Luke and John in any translation and discuss in your group any three of the following:

a.      Luke 4:16-19 – The Scripture Reading

b.      Luke 11:9-13 – Ask, Seek, Knock

c.      Luke 21:25-28 – Signs of Second Coming

d.      John 13:12-17 – Humility

e.      John 14:1-3 – Lord’s Promise

f.       John 15:5-8 – Vine and Branches

 

4.       Choose in consultation with your counselor one of the following areas:

a.      John 3 – Nicodemus

b.      John 4 – The Woman at the Well

c.      Luke 15 – The Prodigal Son

d.      Luke 10 – The Good Samaritan

e.      Luke 19 – Zacchaeus

Share your understanding of how Jesus saves individuals by using one of the following methods:

a.      Group discussion with your counselor

b.      Giving a talk at Pathfinders

c.      Writing an essay

d.      Making a series of pictures, charts or models

e.      Writing a poem or song

 

2.       Memorize and explain Proverbs 20:1 and Proverbs 23:29-32

 

ADVANCED

Be able to identify Achernar, The Southern Cross, The Pointers, and Orion. Know the spiritual significance of Orion as told in “Early Writings”.

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

CHURCH HERITAGE

View the audio-visual presentation entitled “Tell It To The World” and discuss as a class the period of time from 1844 to the departure of J.N. Andrews as the first Adventist missionary.

 

ADVANCED

Present a test based on the audio/visual “Tell It To The World”.

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS

1.       Complete one of the following activities, and design a Pledge Card choosing a lifestyle free from alcohol.

a.      Participate in a class discussion on the physical effects of the drug alcohol on the body.

b.      View an audio/visual on alcohol and other drugs, and discuss the effects on the human body.

 

2.       Participate in an eight-kilometer hike and write a brief report.

 

ADVANCED

1.       Participate in a sixteen-kilometer hike and make a list of clothing to be worn.

 

NATURE STUDY

1.       Identify three planets, five stars, and five constellations.

2.       Complete one of the following honors: Amphibians, Birds, Flowers, Stars, or Weather.

 

ADVANCED

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

 

CAMPING SURVIVAL SKILLS

1.       Participate in a two-night campout. Review the points of a good campsite. Plan and cook two camp meals.

2.       Pass a test in Explorer First Aid.

3.       Complete one recreational, or Arts and Craft honor not previously earned.

4.       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 topographical 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.

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 fir the deaf, OR have a basic knowledge of procedures of two-way radio communication.

 

 

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