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1 PBST Club Organization
GNYC VI Adventist Youth Evangelism & Leadership Congress January 18th thru the 20th 2013 Presenter: Michael Green – GNYC Pathfinder & Adventurer Area Coordinator PLC, PLA, AIA, ALA, MG

2 Philosophy of Pathfindering
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NIV

3 Philosophy of Pathfindering
Proverbs 22:6 Training them while they are young is important because 70% of Christians make their decision for Christ before the age of 14 ( Because of changes in society such as: divorce causing single parent homes, 50% of our kids not attending Christian schools, Fewer families in society have any contact with Christianity

4 Pathfinder Flow Chart General Conference Pathfinder Director
Division Director Union Director Local Conference Director Area Coordinators Church Board Club Director

5 SDA Denominational Flow Chart
Local Church ; Director are elected yearly Local Conference; made up of local churches in a specific area. GNYC Youth Director, Andres Peralta Union Conference; composed of several local conferences. AU Youth Director, Jose Cortes Jr. North American Division; composed of nine unions. NAD Youth Director, James Black General Conference; comprised of thirteen divisions, coordinating the worldwide church. GC Youth Ministries Director, Gilbert R. Cangy World Pathfinder Leader , Jonathan Tejel


7 How to organize a Pathfinder Club
Counsel with the Conference Youth Director / Area Coordinator Meet with the Pastor and Conference Youth / Area Coordinator Director. Present the Plan to the Church Board. Inform the congregation during the worship service.

8 How to organize a Pathfinder Club contd.
Call a special meeting on Sabbath afternoon Teach the basics of Pathfindering Elect director and deputy directors Choose counselors and instructors (executive committee)

9 How to organize a Pathfinder Club contd.
Call Pathfinder executive committee to plan a Yearly Program Build the program six weeks before enrollment night Train and uniform staff before enrollment night Enrollment Night

10 How to organize a Pathfinder Club contd.
Home Visitation Program Induction program approximately 1-2 months after enrollment night Guest Night Community and church interest First Club Meeting

11 Pathfindering on Three Levels
Preadolescent or Junior – Ages 10-12 Adolescent or Teen – Ages 13-15 Teen Leadership Training- Ages 14-15

12 Pathfinder Committees
Coordinating Executive Staff

13 Coordinating Committee
For Churches with junior and teen clubs Administrative director (chairman) Club directors (junior and teen) Deputy directors (junior and teen) Area Coordinator (ex officio)

14 Pathfinder Executive Committee
Club director (chairman) Deputy directors Secretary Treasurer Chaplain AY Leader Pastor (ex officio) Parent Representative Area Coordinator (ex officio)

15 Pathfinder Staff Committee
Executive Committee plus Counselors Junior Counselors Instructors Unit captains may be invited

16 Certificate of Operation
This acknowledges that the ____________________________ Pathfinder Club Has been officially recognized as a Pathfinder Club for the current Pathfinder year. commencing _____________ and concluding _____________ and is recognized as such by the ____________________________________ Conference Of Seventh-day Adventist and is entitled to all rights and privileges therefore ___________________________ Conference President Conference Pathfinder Director

17 Club Membership and Attendance
Youth at least 10 years of age and no more than 15 years of age Complete and submit membership application form All members must pay membership and insurance fees Each Pathfinder should have and regularly wear the complete Pathfinder dress uniform and a club field uniform where applicable Members must be faithful in attendance

18 Club Membership and Attendance contd.
Pathfinders must learn and keep the Pledge and Law The Pathfinder must agree before joining the club to participate and cooperate in all club activities. The Pathfinder’s parents must be willing to cooperate with the regulations and activities of the club All elected directors and regular staff are members of the club by virtue of their office. Pathfinders are expected to obey all regulation, instructions, and orders of the Pathfinder Staff

19 Club Membership and Attendance contd.
Club members must be willing to participate in community project and share their faith Club members will be expected to participate and cooperate in all conference events.

20 Conference Operating Policies
Uniforms Finance Reporting Insurance Membership Regulations

21 Uniforms

22 Uniforms Purpose Loyalty Witness

23 When should we wear our uniforms?
- Special programs Pathfinder/Adventurer Day Induction Investiture Camporee Public gatherings Ushers Guards of honor Missionary activities Literature distribution Food basket distribution Visits to the sick and shut-ins Visit to Nursing Home and Hospital. On occasions specified by club leaders and conference officials.

24 When should we not wear our uniforms?
When engaged in selling personal profit Political purposes When its wearing discounts the organizations Lowers dignity and esteem Makes it common place

25 Uniforms Each club has it’s own uniform Adventurer Pathfinder
Master Guide

26 Same as Adventurer Uniform Green eagerbeaver neckerchief
Eagerbeaver uniform Same as Adventurer Uniform Green eagerbeaver neckerchief

27 Adventurer Girl’s Uniform
Light blue blouse Navy blue jumper Accessories Burgundy neckerchief Navy blue sash Navy blue Socks Black Shoes

28 Adventurer Boy’s Uniform
Light blue shirt Navy blue pants Accessories Burgundy neckerchief Navy blue sash Navy blue Socks Black Shoes

29 Adventurer Staff Uniform
White shirt Navy blue pants/skirt Accessories Navy blue sash Burgundy neckerchief Navy blue Socks Black Shoes

30 Pathfinder Uniform Boy’s uniform Girls uniform Accessories Black pants
Khaki shirt Girls uniform Black skirt Khaki blouse Accessories Yellow neckerchief Black sash Black Socks Black Shoes

31 Pathfinder Staff Uniform
Staff’s uniform Black pants/skirt Khaki shirt/blouse Accessories Yellow neckerchief Black sash Black Socks Black Laced Shoes

32 Master Guide Uniform Men’s uniform Ladies uniform Accessories
Green pants and jacket Khaki shirt Black tie Ladies uniform Green skirt and jacket Khaki blouse Black Tie Accessories Yellow neckerchief Green sash

33 Pathfinder Insignia Positions On Shirt

34 Pathfinder Insignia Positions On Shirt

35 Right Sleeves

36 Left Sleeves

37 Left Sleeves

38 Finance A Registration Fee is required for new members
A yearly re-registration fee is required for returning Members This fee includes insurance Club dues are required Fundraising Financial report at club Executive Meetings

39 Reporting Monthly Reports should be submitted to the conference
Keep your Area Coordinator informed about your local club activities Give regular reports to your local church Give periodic expression of thanks for the local church members moral and financial support of the club’s program

40 Insurance Each leader or counselor, at whatever level of the organization, must accept the moral obligation of protection from physical injury those who are under his/her care Leaders must know how to observe and recognize potential hazards All insurance forms must be fill out

41 Insurance Forms must be readily available in case of emergencey
No member should go on field trip without signed permission and medical release form Proper supervision is key High risk activities should be avoided Accidents will happen, injuries will occur but don’t let them happen through your negligence

42 Membership Regulations
All forms must be filled out by both Parent or Guardian and member All club fees must be paid Members will be expected to purchase a complete uniform Members will be expected to participate in drills and learn teamwork coordination, precision and respect

43 Membership Regulations
The local club issues the uniform to be worn by the member Any variation of the rules and regulation of the club must first be approved by the executive council, then by the church board

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