May 2018PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: The pathfinder club ended their year with "Fair", a rustic camp out weekend at Camp Au Sable's north woods, in May. There were over 1,200 pathfinders who attended. Even though it rained all day on Sabbath, it didn't seem to dampen the fun that the pathfinders were having. Sunday was a beautiful day and we were blessed to have sunshine and a warm breeze. We practiced fire building skills, bandaging wounds and knot tying for the Sunday challenge. We also had time to play with a giant sling shot and launch nerf footballs across the athletic field. The weekend ended with an old fashioned game of Simon says, pathfinder march and drill style. Our club will be taking the summer off and plan to start again in Sept. If you or someone you know has a 5th-12th grader who would enjoy spending time with other young people in nature, community outreach and learning a few new hobbies then maybe pathfinders is for you. You can email for more information firstname.lastname@example.org. - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: In April, the Pathfinders worked on march and drill with Logan Bateman leading out, Zachary Davis taught the camelids honor, and we also finished our soap honor. You can stop by our pathfinder board downstairs to see some of our handmade soap creations on display now. We are preparing to close out this pathfinder year in May with our Annual Investiture service on Sabbath May 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Please plan to join us. We can also use Master Guides to come and help us with the pinning ceremony. If you have any 5th-12th graders (or know of any) that would benefit from joining our pathfinder club for the 2018-19 year, we will be starting back up in September. You can email us for more information at email@example.com. - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: In February and March, the pathfinders learned about Airplanes; the history in advances in aviation, how they operate and what brought about the need for more advanced technology. We visited the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, to get a better understanding of airplanes. While there, they were able to operate a flight simulator to get the full effect of flying for themselves. It's hard to believe how advanced technology has become in less than 100 years. All are signs that Jesus' return is soon! - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
PATHFINDER CLUB UPDATE: In February, the pathfinders enjoyed some fresh air and nature at Camp AuSable for our annual District 8 winter snow outing. We joined friends from other clubs for the weekend. Some of the events for the weekend included an intense game of sardines in the dark, snow tubing, ice skating, cross country skiing and a couple of pathfinders even found out what happens when you stick your tongue to frozen metal. It is always good to spend time with God, friends and nature! - Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
Our Pioneer Pathfinder club works in partnership with the home, school and church. Our purpose is to lead young people into a redemptive relationship with Jesus, to build them into responsible and mature individuals, and to involve them in active and selfless service. The club encourages the youth to participate in all aspects of church life.
Throughout the calendar year the Pathfinder club is involved in many fun, and meaningful activities. These help the youth (ages 10 and older) to see and experience the joy of being a follower of Jesus. Please see some the pictures below.
- Brad and Tracey Hall, Directors of the BC Pioneers Pathfinder Club
Some activities pictured:
Volunteering at the Food Bank of Battle Creek, January 2018.
Food collected for holiday food baskets at the BC Tabernacle, November 2017.
District 8 winter snow outing, Camp AuSable February 2018.
The Pathfinder Pledge & Law is an important part of Pathfinders.
Thousands of Pathfinders each year learn and choose to abide by the requirements of the Pathfinder
Pledge and Law for the sole purpose of growing closer to their fellow men and women, and to their Creator.
Pathfinder Pledge and Law:
By the grace of God, I will be pure, and kind, and true. I will keep the Pathfinder Law. I will be a servant of God and a friend to man.