For those who know, “Pathfindering” conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club designed for children ages 10-16.
Currently with nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored club accepts any youth who promise to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.
Pathfinder Pledge & Law
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.
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.
See explanation below
The Law is for me to:
Keep the morning watch
Do my honest part
Care for my body,
Keep a level eye
Be courteous and obedient
Walk softly in the sanctuary,
Keep a song in my heart,
Go on God’s errand.
Explanation of Pathfinder Pledge:
|By the grace of God||Only as we rely on God to help us can we do His will.|
|I will be pure||I will fill my mind with everything that is right and true and spend my time in activities that will build a strong, clean character.|
|I will be kind||I will be considerate and kind, not only to my fellow man, but also to all of God’s creation.|
|I will be true.||I will be honest and upright in study, work and play and can always be counted upon to do my very best.|
|I will keep the Pathfinder Law.||I will seek to understand the meaning of the Law and will strive to live up to it’s spirit, realizing that obedience to law is essential in any organization|
|I will be a servant to God||I will pledge myself to serve God first, last, and best in everything I am called upon to be or do.|
|I will be a friend to man.||I will live to bless others and do unto them as I would have them do unto me.|