Pathfinder Pathways
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Personal Growth

Friend: Do sections I, II, and II.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Involvement (Required)
    A. Be age 10 or in grade 5, 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. Read the Happy Path.
III. Growth (Required)
     A. Earn the Friend Reading Certificate or the Junior Reading Certificate*.
        1. From the old testament choose one Bible character and read the chapters
            on his/her life. Read what can be found on the same person from a Bible commentary,
            Biblical research book, or the spirit of prophesy.
        2. Find and read at least three current articles (or three chapters in a book) on etiquette
            and social graces
        3. Read at least two current articles on each of the following: nutrition, drugs, alcohol,
            and tobacco. 
        4. From your Christian book store, school, or public library obtain and read a book on
           one of the following: missions, nature or science, or biography.
        5. Read Weeks 1 -13 in the Weekly Bible Reading Guide.

*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.

Spiritual Discovory

Friend: Do Sections I and select either II or III.
Trail Friend: 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. Recite in order the names of the Old Testament books of the Bible and know the
        five areas into which the books are grouped. Demonstrate your ability to find any given book.
II. Church Heritage (Optional)
    A. During several worship periods read with your parents the historical prologue to the book
        Early Writings
and list the main events of the founding of the SDA church, or fulfill other
        options in the Instructor's Manual.*
III. Christian Heritage (Optional)
     A. In consultation with your leader, choose one of the following Old Testament characters:
         Joseph, Jonah, Esther, or Ruth, and discuss with your group Christ's loving care and
         deliverance as shown in the story.
    
B. Discover your family's spiritual roots.*
*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.

Serving Others

Friend: Select two of the three sections.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I, II, and III

I. One to One (Optional)
    A. Visit an absent member of your group and follow it up with a phone call, letter or card
        encouraging attendance.
II. Group Witness (Optional)
     A. Become acquainted with a new person through a sharing activity, and make at least
         3 additional contacts with that person.
III. Community Outreach (Optional) 
     A. With the help of 2 or 3 friends spend 4 hours working for your church, school. or community. 

Making Friends

Friend: Select two of the three sections.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I, II, and III


  I. Building Relationships (Optional)
     A. List 10 qualities of being a good friend, and discuss 4 everyday situations where you
         have practiced the "Golden Rule". 
 II. Christian Lifestyle (Optional)
     A. Discuss and demonstrate good table manners with your parents/guardian or group leader.
III. Good citizenship (Optional)
     A. Say the Pledge of Allegiance to your flag. Explain the meaning of it.
     B. Sing or say your national anthem and explain its meaning.

Health & Fitness

Friend: Select two of the three sections.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I, II, and III


  I. Health Principles (Optional)
     A. Discuss the temperance principles in the life of Daniel, or participate in a presentation
        or role play on Daniel 1.
     B. Explain the dangers and the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
 II. First Aid/Safety (Optional)
    
A. Complete the Red Alert Honor.
     B. Study and practice "Personal Safety".*
III. Fitness & Exercise (Optional)
    
A. Have had a physical exam by your family doctor in conjunction with school policy.
    
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.

Youth Organization

Friend: Select two of the three sections.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Leadership (Optional)
  
A. Learn the names of your club leaders or Sabbath School leaders and tell how they
        work together.
  
B. Take a 3-hour or 5-mile (8km) hike and identify track and trail signs along the way.
        Discuss how the activity was planned.
II. Club Awareness (Optional) 
    A. Discuss with your counselor your 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. Take part in three of the following:
          1.  Induction
          2.  Club Meeting
          3.  Pathfinder Sabbath
          4.  Investiture Service
          5.  Quarterly Scheduling
          6.  Club Campout
B. Complete requirements 1 and 4 of the Drill and Marching Honor.
   
Requirement #1: Explain five or more objectives of drilling.
    Requirement #4: Properly execute the following basic movements:
              a. Attention
              b. Parade Rest 
              c. Stand at Ease
              d. At Ease
             
e. Dress Right Dress 
             
f. Prayer Attention
             
g. Present Arms
             
h. Order Arms
             
i. Right Face
             
j. Left Face
             
k. About Face
             
l. Fall Out 
 
*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.

Nature Study

Friend: Do section I.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I, II, and III


I. Spiritual Lessons
   
A. Review the story of the lost sheep, and find at lest 3 other examples in nature
         that are used in the Bible to describe the character of God.
II. Nature Appreciation
   
A. Birds / Mammals-Set up feeding station for the birds or mammals. Report on the
        types of visitors appearing during the week.
   
B. Seeds / Amphibians / Reptiles-Collect or obtain and identify 15 different kinds of seeds
        or help set up and observe a terrarium for amphibians/reptiles.
III. Nature Honor
      
A. Complete a nature honor at your skill level, not a previously earned.
          
Below is a list of suggested honors.
           Amphibians   Bats   Bird Pets   Birds   Cacti   Cats   Dogs   Geology   Insects
          
Mammals   Orchids   Reptiles   Sand   Seeds   Trees   Weather

Outdoor Living

Friend: Do sections I or II.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I and II.


I. Outdoor Skills (Optional)
    A. Tie and know the practical use of ten knots.
    B. Learn the safety rules for camping.*
II. Outdoor Activities (Optional)
     A. Earn Camping Skills #1 Honor.  (Camping Skills Campout Plan)

*See Instructor's Manual for qualifying requirements.

Honor Enrichment

Friend: This track not required.
Trail Friend: Do Sections I or II.


I. Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Household Arts
  
A. Complete one honor at your skill level, not previously earned, in the area of art, craft,
        hobby, or household skills.**
II. Recreational & Vocational
    A. Complete one honor at your skill level, not previously earned, in the area of
        recreational skills, vocational studies, or outdoors industries.** 
    B. Earn Beginners Swimming Honor.
**See AY Honor Handbook for requirements.