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Pathfinder Leader: Noreen Johnson

Church Office: 293-2841

Ages 9 1/2 - 17. 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.

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 - 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.

EXPLANATION - PATHFINDER LAW

Keep the Morning Watch.

I will have prayer and personal bible study each day.

Do my honest part.

By the power of God I will help others, and do my duty and my honest share, wherever I may be.

Care for my body

I will be temperate in all things and strive to reach a higher standard of physical fitness.

Keep a level eye.

I will not lie, cheat or deceive, and will despise dirty talk or evil thinking.

Be courteous and obedient.

I will be kind and thoughtful of others, reflecting the love of Jesus in all my association with others.

Walk softly in the sanctuary.

In any devotional exercise I will be quiet, careful and reverent.

Keep a song in my heart

I will be cheerful and happy and let the influence of my life be as sunshine to others.

Go on God's errands.

I will always be ready to share my faith and go about doing good as Jesus did.

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PLEDGE TO THE FLAG AND TO THE BIBLE
 

Pathfinders are Christians and as such, wish to declare their support of the symbols and substance of their faith. Often, at Pathfinder Sabbaths, Inductions, and Investitures, a portion of the program is dedicated to declaring their allegience to God through the reciting aloud of the Pledge to the Christian Flag and to the Bible.

Pledge to the Christian Flag:

I pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands, one brotherhood uniting all mankind in service and love.

Pledge to the Bible:

I pledge to the Bible God's Holy word, and will take it as a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path, and hide it's words in my heart that I may not sin against God.

 
PATHFINDER SONG
 
Oh, we are the Pathfinder Strong,
The servants of God are we
Faithful as we march along,
In kindness, truth, and purity
A Message to tell to the world
A truth that will set us free!
King Jesus the Savior's coming back
For you, and me!
 
AIM & MOTTO
 

Aim: The Advent Message to All the World in My Generation

Explanation:  My relationship to Jesus Christ is of such a nature that it compels me to share with any who will receive it, the gospel—the good news of His soon return.

 

Motto: The Love of Christ Compels Me

Explanation: I am drawn to Him by His exemplary life, the symbolic act of His crucifixion, His conquering resurrection, and His promise of an earth made new in the pattern of the original creation.  The closer I find myself to Him, the closer I find myself identifying with the needs of my fellow human beings.

 

UNIFORM 

What is the official NAD Pathfinder Uniform? Where do all the patches go? Am I supposed to have a green or black sash? These questions and more are answered here!

 

NAD Pathfinder Uniform (PDF) -- Official placement of Pathfinder insignia, apparel, and accessories


NAD PATHFINDER COMMITTEE VOTES NEW UNIFORM

Voted on February 22, 2000:

To accept the recommendations of the NAD pathfinder Taskforce on changes to be made on the current Pathfinder uniform, (from Forest Green skirts and slacks, to Black skirts, slacks; and Black Sash, as well as the following optional variations: for women and girls - long sleeve shirts, slacks, Bermuda shorts, culottes, skorts; for men and boys - Bermuda shorts with pleated or plain fronts: including low black shoes, black socks and/or appropriate stockings for women and girls) with the style of the new voted items of clothing to be decided on by the Pathfinder Council of each local Conference.

 

Pathfinder Uniform Colors -- The basic descriptions of the parts of the Pathfinder Uniform (along with appropriate colors), along with a picture that helps you see how the uniform should look when worn.

Colors

The official colors for the NAD Pathfinder Unform are:

Shirt/Blouse - Khaki (Suntan)

Pants / Skirt -- Black

Socks -- Black

Shoes -- Black or Brown

Sash - Black, with length no longer than the tip of the fingers on the left hand

Neck tie -- Black (available from Adventsource)
Is available for both men and women. This is part of the adult Class "A" uniform.

 

NAD Pathfinder Uniform (PDF) -- Official placement of Pathfinder insignia, apparel, and accessories

Optional Variations

For women and girls

  •  long sleeve shirts, slacks, Bermuda shorts, culottes, skorts. including low black shoes, black socks and/or appropriate stockings for women and girls

For men and boys

  • Bermuda shorts with pleated or plain fronts: including low black shoes, black socks

The specific style of the uniform items of clothing is to be decided by the Pathfinder Council of each local Conference.

Pathfinder Uniform Supplier

Pathfinder Apparel can be ordered from Adventsource.