Meaning of the Pathfinder Club Emblem

Red (Sacrifice)
  • Reminds us of Christ. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
  • "Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God" (Rom. 12: 1).
Gold (Excellence)
  • "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich" (Rev. 3:18).
  • Standard of measurement. The Pathfinder Club has high standards to help build strong character for the kingdom of heaven.
Blue (Loyalty)
  • It is the purpose of the Pathfinder Club to help teach us to be loyal to: Our God in heaven. Our parents. Our church
  • Loyalty is defined as a reflection of the character of our True Master Guide.
Three sides
  • Completeness of the Trinity -- Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
  • Tripod of education: Mental Crafts and Honors Physical Campouts, work bee, health focus Spiritual Outreach and personal spiritual development.
Shield (Protection)
  • In the Scripture God is often called the shield of His people.(Protection) "Fear not ... I am thy shield" (Gen. 15:1)
  • "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." (Eph. 6:16)
Sword (Bible)
  • The sword is used in warfare. A battle is always won by offense. We are in a battle against sin, and our weapon is the Word of God.
  • The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. (see Eph. 6:17)
Inverted Triangle
  • The inverted order of importance Jesus taught which is contrary to that taught by the world.
  • Sacrificing of one's self by placing the needs of others ahead of our own.


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http://www.timesleader.com/news/community/717771/Falcons-Pathfinder-Club-hosts-disaster-education-program

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http://www.timesleader.com/news/community/1221342/Falcons-Pathfinder-Club-wins-Bible-contest

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The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide program organized and directed by the Youth Department of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, committed to understanding young people and and training its youth for leadership and service to humanity. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people grades 5-10 and is operated by the local Seventh-day Adventist Church under the direction and control of the local conference youth director.

Each Pathfinder Club is administered by a club director and appointed staff. All adults who work with Pathfinders must receive clearance via background check, ensuring the safety and well-being of the youth entrusted to their supervision.

 

The Pathfinder Club has a flag, bearing the Pathfinder’s Club Emblem. The flag is flown at local and conference Pathfinder programs and activities. The Pathfinder Club also has a Pledge and Law, highlighting the spiritual basis on which the club is built.

Each Pathfinder is issued a specially designed full-dress uniform which is worn at meetings, programs and public activities.

Our local club, The Wyoming Valley Falcons, meets twice weekly from September through June, on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 and Saturday afternoons at 2:00. Summer activities and excursions are still held but weekly meetings are suspended for the months of July and August. During these meetings the Pathfinders perform drill and marching, crafts and/or hobbies and games, as well as taking part in devotional activities and class work. Bible instruction and preparation for service are particular focuses of the Pathfinder Club, as is developing a respect and appreciation in our youth for God’s great outdoors through hiking, camping and many other activities.

One of the Pathfinder Club's most redeeming (but grueling) activities is their annual Bible Experience Challenge,
in which teams are tested on their knowledge of specific books of the Bible. The Wyoming Valley Falcons are three time Pennsylvania Conference Champions (2012, 2013, 2014), and recently won a share of first place at the Union (regional) Level Bible Experience, qualifying them to compete in the North American Division (national) round of competition.

Visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures of our Falcons in action.

 

The local church also maintains a separate youth group for children under ten years of age, the Adventurer Club.

For more information on how to involve your child in our Christ centered group, contact Shirlee Jones, Pathfinder Club Director, at 570-675-3849 or leave a message at the church, 570-235-1418.