What is Pathfinders?
Pathfinders is a Christian-based alternative to the traditional scouts program. We 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.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
· Camping & survival skills
· Grade appropriate leadership training
· Community Outreach and service activities
· Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, environmental, 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!
Pathfinders is designed for kids ages 10 to 16, with Leaders in Training (LIT) offered to ages 15 through 18.
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Regular Meetings on Tuesdays, 5:15-6:45 p.m. at the church
9-10 Leaders Convention - Leoni Meadows
17 Induction Ceremony during church service
25 Adventurer Bike Derby
6-9 Pathfinder Camporee
28-30 Adventure Family Fun Weekend (English)
4-6 Adventure Family Fun Weekend (Spanish)
10-13 Pathfinder Teen Caving Trip - Lava Beds National Monument
22 Deliver Food baskets
29 No meeting (Thanksgiving week)
23 No meeting (Christmas break)
30 No meeting (Christmas break)
8 Pathfinder Progressive party
22 Ski Day
No special events at this time
11-12 Pathfinders - Pine Car Derby - Sacramento
27-30 Teen Rock Climbing at Yosemite
7 Pathfinder Fair
27 Investiture during church service
!!!AWARD TRIP!!! ----> TBD
Not all events are listed
* Some dates subject to change
What is Adventurers?
With a format similar to Pathfinders that includes class-work, honors and activities, the Adventurers program is designed to assist parents in their important responsibilities as a child’s primary teachers and evangelizers. The program aims to strengthen the parent/child relationship and to further the child’s development in spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas. Adventurers is specifically geared towards children in grades 1 through 4. The Grass Valley Adventurers club also offers a program for Eager Beavers (Kindergartners) and Little Lambs (Pre-School / Age 4).
The clubs participate in activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities, such as helping feed those in need, and collecting food for the disadvantaged. A few of these activities the clubs have been involved with include:
· Red Ribbon Day (Temperance Awareness)
· Hospitality House
· Can Collecting for Thanksgiving food baskets
· Care packages to those in rest homes
While most of the activities are done at the meetings, some work is sent home, such as Bible memory verses. Through group activities, kids learn basics about temperence, health, and a growing relationship with Jesus, among other things.
One of the fundamentals of Pathfinders and Adventurers is learning new skills in a group setting. From outdoor activities such as camping, rock-climbing and other sports to indoor fun with arts and crafts such as puppetry, cooking and life skills like first aid.
A number of events are planned throughout the year that bring clubs from Northern California together.
Pathfinder group events include a conference-wide camporee, pine-car derby, a traditional “Bike-a-Thon” fundraiser and it’s own unique Pathfinder Fair. Special events for teens include caving and rock-climbing at Yosemite.
Adventurer group events include a Family Fun weekend in the beautiful setting of Leoni Meadows and a Fun Day in the spring.
Sharing and making new friends in a Christian environment is a unique and invaluable experience.
For more information, contact:
Torry or Heidi Slaton: