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Pathfinder Leader
Karen Walker


 
Pathfinders is a Christian based organization providing outreach and skills-oriented activities for children in the developmental ages  of 10 to 15 years of age. 

The goal of the Golden Eagle Pathfinder Ministry of Abney Chapel SDA Church is to provide wholesome activities and challenges to enable young people to develop spiritually, physically, socially and morally, and that they are collaterally prepared for life’s most challenging situations.

The Pathfinder Ministry teaches Christian principles through two foundational mechanisms: The Pathfinder Pledge and The Pathfinder Law. 
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 Creator and to others, regardless of their particular life demographic.

 
 
All  boys and girls in fifth grade or 10 years old or older, you are invited to join the Pathfinder Club at Abney Chapel every 2nd and 4th Sunday here at the church.

​Uniforms have changed. Director Karen Walker can explain the changes. Please have the money for your uniform no later than January 14, 2018.  The cost of the uniform is $80.00. Uniforms will be ordered so they will all look alike.  Please get measured and give us your sizes.

​Open registration is now for Pathfinders and will close on 11-18-2017.  Please check with DIrector Karen Walker, Sis Harris, Bro. Mantrel, Sis Naja, Deputy Director Jonathan Evans, SIs Harewood-Seaston, Sis Lulu or Elder Walker.  These people are on the staff and they can answer your questions.

​1-14-2018 is our Parent and Staff Meeting.  Please be there.  

​Next Pathfinder meeting: 11-12-2017.  Welcome!
​If you want to be in the Bible Bowl in March 2018, please let Sis Harris know at the meeting.  Meeting is from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Golden Eagle Pathfinder Calendar 2018
 
Schedule is Subject to Change
Notification will be provided in the event of any and all changes.
 
All Questions please forward in this Order

1.  Director: Master Guide Karen Walker                    PH: 910-583-1198
2.  Deputy Director: Master Guide Jonathan Evans II PH: 910-286-1571
3.  Master Guide: Elder Gary Walker                               PH: 910-261-4468

Important Immediate Information

Staff Prayer Meetings 30 MIN PRIOR TO Every Meeting
 
Class Instructors:
Friends: Counselor Pam Harris, Companions: Counselor 3rd year TLT Naja Austin, Explorers: Master Guide Counselor Rose Seaton, Rangers: Master Guide Sadluny Mouzon (Lulu) Voyagers: Counselor 4th year TLT Mantryll Williams, Guides: Master Guide Elder Gary Walker
Ushering Coordinator: Jadedene Hannon
Fundraiser Coordinators: Rose Seaton and Sadluny Mouzon
 
Parent Meeting is held Monthly; all parents’ attendance is Required
 
·       All Class A uniforms will be changed to NAD/ conference standard (white blouses and shirts and black skirts and slacks). All uniforms will be ordered in bulk by Director Karen Walker
·        All monies for uniforms must be turned in directly to Director Karen Walker, Deputy Director Jonathan Evans II, Master Guide Gary Walker in a tithe envelopes (not in offering plate). This will ensure proper accountability for your funds.
 
·       Monies are due for annual dues at the close of this second registration for the year November 18, 2017 is the DEADLINE.
 
·       Honors will be incorporated during the year. Stay Tuned
 
·       All monies for Class A uniform must be turned in by January 14th, 2018
 
 
Investiture and Induction Dates will be provided soon

October
1st – Conference Late Registration for 2018 Pathfinder Year
 
November
5TH  - Registration for the year opens for the second and Final time dues are $75
10th -11th  South Atlantic Youth Federation Location : Charlotte NC
12th   Club’s first meeting, bring dues if not already submitted.  Time: 11am to 1 pm
18TH  Registration CLOSES for the year. All dues are due today!
26th   Club’s second meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
26th Parent Meeting: Directly after Pathfinders; Time: 1pm- 2pm (agenda will be provided)
 
 
December
1st        TLT Registration fee of $60 is due today (does not cover transportation)
3rd       First monthly club meeting
17TH    Second monthly club meeting
17th     Parent Meeting directly after Pathfinders Time: 1pm – 2pm (agenda will be provided)
 
January 2018
 14th          All Class A uniform monies are due; $80 for full uniform (applies to those in need)
14TH          First monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
14th           Parent Meeting directly after Pathfinders Time: 1pm – 2pm (agenda will be provided)
15TH          Martin Luther King March; Location: Raleigh NC
26th – 28th TLT Phase 1 weekend; Location: Orangeburg S.C.   Fee: $60 registration     
                   ONLY
(does not cover transportation)
28TH          Second monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
 
 
February 2018
Golden Eagles Camping Trip to be Announced Soon
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
2nd – 4th Parent and Staff Retreat Location: (tentative Camp Rockfish) cabins available
 3rd         Conference/District Event - PBE Practice Round (Location: Raleigh)
11th         First monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
25th         Second monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
                                                                                        
March 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 3rd          Bible Experience: conference/ district event; Location: Raleigh NC
11th         First monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
11th         Parent Meeting directly after Pathfinders Time: 1pm – 2pm (agenda will be provided)
11th         Workbook Review (All work must be up to date for involvement in next meeting adventure)
16TH – 18TH Phase II Leadership Training Location: Raleigh NC (Cost: TBA)
24TH         Pathfinder Bible Experience Southern Union (Conference/ District event)
25th          Second monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm (Escape Room Adventure)
 
April 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
8th    First monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
22nd Second monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm (Earth Day Honors in the Park)   
         Location: TBA
22ND Parent Meeting (Earth Day Parent and Club Picnic)
Camping Trip to be Announced Soon
 
 
 
May 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 4th – 6th District Backpacking Trip Location: (Southern Mountain)
13th        First monthly club meeting Time: 11am to 1 pm
27th      Club meeting to be announced (Labor Day Weekend????)
June 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
SAC Junior Camp, Orangeburg, SC: Date: (TBA)
July 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 
 Golden Eagles Time off other than Conference Events Enjoy your summer 
 
August 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 
Golden Eagles Time off other than Conference Events Enjoy your summer
 
September 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 
21st – 23rd    District Camping Canoe Trip Location: Lk. Waccamaw
 
October 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 
November 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 
December 2018
2nd Sabbath Pathfinders Usher Please make sure your pathfinder is ready
 


The Pathfinder Pledge is: “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 Pathfinder Law, that each child must learn, states:
The Pathfinder Law is for me to:”
  • “Keep the Morning Watch,” which means to seek God’s guidance at the beginning of each day,
  • “Do My Honest Part,” which means to be helpful and fair in all activities,
  • “Be Courteous and Obedient,” which encourages a respectful and obedient attitude toward authority,
  • “Keep a Song in My Heart,” which encourages cheerfulness and pleasantness and,
  • “Go on God’s Errands,” which teaches that we must always be watchful and ready to do as the Lord asks.
Additionally, Pathfinders provide opportunities for the youth to earn honors in skills ranging in basic household crafts, nature study, astronomy and much,much more.
They then apply many of these skills during community service events and outdoor camping adventures which prepare them to survive in the wilderness; both the man-made and the natural.
It is our constant hope, and has been our experience, that lives are changed as a result of involvement with the Pathfinder Ministry.  We invite all youth between the ages of 10 to 15 to take part in the Pathfinder experience.  We’re confident that it will be and uplifting and rewarding experience.

 

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