Pathfinder Pathways
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Personal Growth

Explorer: Do sections I, II, and III
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Involvement (Required)
  
A. Be age 12 or in grade 7, or its equivalent.
  
B. Be an active member of the AY Society or Pathfinder Club.
II. Commitment (Required)
  
A. Repeat from memory the AY/Pathfinder Pledge and Law.
  
B. Illustrate the meaning of the Pledge by doing one of the following:
  1. Art project
  2. Written composition
  3. Panel discussion
  4. Roll playing
  5. Skit
  6. Musical interpretation
III. Growth (Required)
  
A. Earn the Explorer Reading Certificate or the Junior Reading Certificate.*

Spiritual Discovery

Explorer: Do sections I and select either II or III
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Scripture (Required)
   A. Memorize a Bible text for each of the following subjects: prayer, doctrine, behavior,
     salvation, relationships, promises/praise, great passages.*
   B. Give an oral written report on 3 Biblical prophets, OR name at least 10 Bible authors
     and their vocations, and identify 3 of the original languages of the Bible. 3

II. Church Heritage (Optional)
   A. Read about E.G. White's vision of the Battle of Bull Run during the American Civil War.
     Testimonies Volume I pp. 264-268
     Go to the library and read one account of the battle and discuss with your counselor the
     difference between the two accounts, or fulfill audio-visual options in the Instructor's Guide.*
III. Christian Heritage (Optional)
   A. Role-play the experience of a person of the New Testament church (Acts).

*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.

Serving Others

Explorer: Select two of the three sections.
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. One to One (Optional)
   A. Make a personal visit to a sick person you know and follow it up with a letter, phone call, or card of encouragement.
II. Group Witness (Optional)
  
A. Explain how you can share your faith, and participate in 4 hours of outreach programs.
III. Community Outreach (Optional)
  
A. With the help of 2 or 3 friends, spend 8 hours working for your church, school, or community.

Making Friends

Explorer: Select two of the three sections.
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Building Relationships (Optional)
   
A. Participate in a panel discussion or skit on peer pressure and its role in your decision making.
II. Christian Lifestyle (Optional)
   
A. Earn the honor in Christian Grooming and Manners OR Family Life.
III. Good citizenship (Optional)
   
A. Tour your municipal offices OR have a city official visit your group and explain five ways you
        can cooperate with them.

Health & Fitness

Explorer: Select two of the three sections.
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Health Principles (Optional)
  
A. Make a list of 5 health laws given by Moses. Tell how they have been verified in modern times.
  
B. Discuss the effects of caffeine and related stimulants, and show how to avoid depression.*
II. First Aid/Safety (Optional)
  
A. Complete the Basic Rescue Honor.**
  
B. Study and practice "Bicycle Safety".*
III. Fitness & Exercise (Optional)
  
A. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of individual sports and team sports as your primary exercise program.
  
B. Complete one of the fitness tests for your age.*
  1. President's Physical Fitness
  2. Canadian Fitness
  3. Health-Related Physical Fitness (for physically disabled)
  4. Set goals and improve.
*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.
**See AY Honor Handbook for requirements.

Youth Organization

Explorer: Select two of the three sections.
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Leadership (Optional)
   
A. Lead out in your club's opening exercises or Sabbath School program.
   
B. Participate in and evaluate a weekend campout.
II. Club Awareness (Optional)
   
A. Discuss with your club director your club's involvement in the total Pathfinder Club program, OR for AY Societies, 
         invite a Pathfinder expert to speak to your group.*
III. Pathfinder Programming (Optional)
   
A. Help plan, participate in, and evaluate your club in five of the following:
  1. Induction
  2. Club Meeting
  3. Pathfinder Sabbath
  4. Investiture Service
  5. Quarterly Scheduling
  6. Club Campout
B. Complete requirements of the Drilling and Marching Honor.**

*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.
**See AY Honor Handbook for requirements.

Nature Study

Explorer: Do section I.
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Spiritual Lessons (Required)
   A. Review the story of the flood, and study at least 3 different fossils; explain their origin and relate them to breaking 
       God's laws.
II. Nature Appreciation (Optional)
   A. Stars - Be able to identify in the sky the North Star, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, and Orion. Explain the spiritual
       significance of Orion as told in Early Writings, p. 41.

   B. Weather/Ferns - Record and graph the weather for 2 weeks at 12-hour intervals. Include temperature, and wind
        direction, OR draw or photograph, and identify, 10 kinds of ferns.
III. Nature Honor (Optional)
   A. Complete a nature honor not yet completed, at your skill level,.**

**See AY Honor Handbook for requirements.

Outdoor Living

Explorer: Do sections I or II
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I and II.


I. Outdoor Skills (Optional)
   
A. Tie and know the practical use of 20 knots.
         -
Knot Board - Forty Knots (resource)
    B. Learn or review the safety rules for camping.*
II. Outdoor Activities (Optional)
    A. Earn Camping Skills #3 Honor.**
        - Camping Skills Campout Plan


*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.
**See AY Honor Handbook for requirements.

Honor Enrichment

Explorer: This track not required.
Wilderness Explorer: Do Sections I and II


I. Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Household Arts
  
A. Complete one honor at your skill level and not yet completed in the area of art, craft, hobby, or household skills.***
II. Recreational & Vocational
   A. Complete one honor at your skill level, not yet completed in the area of recreational skills, vocational studies, or
        outdoors industries.***
   B. Earn a Beginner's Swimming Honor, if not previously earned.**

***See AY Honor Manual for requirements.