Pathfinder Pathways
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Personal Growth

Ranger: Do sections I, II, and II.
Wilderness Ranger: Do Sections I, II, and III.


I. Involvement (Required)
    A. Be age 13 or in grade 8, 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 Law by doing one of the following:
  1. Art
  2. Written composition
  3. Panel discussion
  4. Role playing
  5. Skit
  6. Musical Interpretation
III. Growth (Required)
   
A. Earn the Ranger Reading Certificate or the Junior Reading Certificate.*

Spiritual Discovery

Ranger: Do section I and select either II or III.
Wilderness Ranger: 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. Study the Biblical reason for the 13 doctrines listed in the baptismal vows.
II. Church Heritage (Optional)
    A. Draw a flow chart showing the titles of the church Pathfinder Club leadership: world, division, union, conference,
        local club, and unit counselor, or fulfill other options in Instructor's Manual.* 
III. Christian Heritage (Optional)
     A. Role play the experience of a person during the Middle Ages or Reformation who affected church history.

Serving Others

Ranger: Do section I and select either II or III.
Wilderness Ranger: Do Sections I, II, and III.


I.  One to One
    A. Make a personal visit for Jesus to a non-member of your church, and follow it up with a brief visit, leaving him/her 
        some reading material.
II. Group Witness (Optional)
     A. Plan and participate in an activity, and assist 6 hours in an outreach program.
III. Community Outreach
     A. With the help of a friend, spend 8 hours working for your church, school, or community.

Making Friends

Ranger: Do section I and select either II or III.
Wilderness Ranger: Do Sections I, II, and III.


I. Building Relationships
   
A. Role-play the story of the Good Samaritan, and think of ways to serve 3 neighbors, and then do so.
II. Christian Lifestyle
    A. Discuss the need for leadership and how it affects me.
III. Good citizenship
   
A. Earn the honor in Christian Citizenship.**

Health & Fitness

Ranger: Do section I and select either II or III.
Wilderness Ranger: Do Sections I, II, and III.


I. Health Principles (Optional)
   A. Make a chart showing how 3 physical characteristics have passed from one generation to the next in your family.  
       Include one health problem, if possible.
    B. Present a 2-page written or a 3-min. oral report with illustrations showing the effects of alcohol on the
        body and mind.
II. First Aid/Safety (Optional)
    A. Complete the First Aid Honor.
    B. Study and practice "Hypothermia Prevention".*
III. Fitness & Exercise (Optional)
     A. Chart your exercise program for one month. Discuss the benefits of regular exercise.
     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.

Youth Organization

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


I. Leadership (Optional)
    A. Meet with your club staff or Sabbath school leaders in a planning session.
    B. Help plan and participate in 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 the role of the Pathfinders' families in the following:
  1. Induction
  2. Club meeting
  3. Pathfinder Sabbath
  4. Investiture service
  5. Quarterly scheduling
  6. Club campout
B. Complete requirements of the Drill and Marching Honor.*

Nature Study

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


I. Spiritual Lessons (Requirement)
    A. Review the story of the Ten Commandments, and perform 3 experiments which demonstrate the natural laws
        of God, (e.g., law of gravity, law of magnetism).
II. Nature Appreciation (Optional)
   
A. Lichens/Shells- Make a "eternal garden", OR Collect and identify 15 different shells and tell where 
        they may be found.
   
B. Insects/Wild Flowers- Collect or obtain and mount 15 species of insects representing at least 6 different orders,
        OR draw, photograph, or collect pictures of 20 kinds of wild flowers and identify correctly.
III. Nature Honor
   
A. Complete a nature honor at your skill level not previously earned.*

Outdoor Living

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


I.  Outdoor Skills
   
A. Prepare a knot board that includes 25 knots.
    
B. Learn the Wilderness safety rules.*
II.  Outdoor Activities
    
A. Earn Camping Skills #4 honor.**
          -  Camping Skills Campout Plan

Honor Enrichment

Ranger: This track not required.
Wilderness Ranger: Do Sections I and 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 outdoor industries.**
    B. Earn the Beginner's Swimming Honor, if not previously earned.**

***See AY Honor Manual for requirements.