What is Pathfinders?
Pathfinders is an international, church-centred, uniformed, spiritual-recreational program for young people 10-16 years of age. It is filled with action, adventure and challenge. It allows children to develop new attitudes and skills. These are skills that will produce personal growth, team spirit and sense of loyalty, respect for God, His creation and His church.
the whole philosophy of Patherfindering is built on the premise that children learn best by example rather than commands. As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitude4s, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits.
Foremost, the ideals and objectives of the Seventh-day Adventist church are taught through an active learning programme, which appeals to the learning style of this age group.
Pathfinders is over 60 years old in Australia, with the first clubs beginning in Sydney, NSW, in 1952. There are now over 500 Pathfinders in Sydney, with over 3,000 in Australia, and over 2 million Pathfinders worldwide.
View the Greater Sydney Pathfinder information