5Pathfinder Club Emblem RedSacrificeWhitePurityBlueLoyaltyGoldExcellence
6Pathfinder Club Emblem Three Sides– CompletenessShield– ProtectionSword– Bible
7Pathfindering as a Ministry Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy KundanPathfindering as a MinistryNot entertainmentNot babysitting for parentsNot simply another youth groupNot just an outdoor activity based clubTHEN WHAT IS PATHFINDERING?
8Pathfindering as a Ministry Spiritual at it’s coreIt is intended to lead members into a growing, redemptive relationship with GodExperience-basedIt is organized and led to build members into responsible, mature individuals who contribute to their families, their church and their worldOthers FocusedIt is programmed to help members realize that there is something that each one can do to help their neighbor through active, selfless service
9Mission of Pathfindering To provide a:Church-centeredRecreational-spiritual programFor both boys and girlsAges 10-15That offers action, adventure, challenge and group activities that produce team spirit and loyalty to God and the church
10Philosophy 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
11Philosophy of Pathfindering Proverbs 22:6Training them while they are young is important because 70% of Christians make their decision for Christ before the age of 14 (christianitytoday.com)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
12Philosophy of Pathfindering “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.”Philippians 4:8 NIV
13Philosophy of Pathfindering Pathfindering is fundamentally principles- and experience-based training so that young people can more easily transfer the learning to other areas of life.Everything (honors, classwork, example) must be affected by Biblical truth because we are painting a picture of God for our kids
14Philosophy of Pathfindering A Song by Ponder, Harp & Jennings goes:You’re the only Jesus some will ever seeYou’re the only words of life some will ever readSo let them see in you the One in whom is all they’ll ever needFor you’re the only Jesus some will ever see
15Purpose of Pathfindering Help Youth understand that God loves, care for and appreciate themEncourage Pathfinders to discover their own God-given potentialInspire Young People to give personal expression of their love for GodMaking a personal salvation a PriorityBuild into their life a healthy appreciation of God’s creation
16Purpose of Pathfindering Teach Specific skills and hobbies that will make their lives more satisfying and occupying their time with profitable accomplishmentsEncouraging Physical FitnessOpportunity for leadership developmentSeek to foster and harmonise development of the physical
19Understanding Pathfinders Section 2Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
20To develop an understanding of the developmental needs of the Pathfinder-age young people and how to relate them effectivelyObjective
21Session Outline Developmental Characterises of Pathfinders Basic principles of Effective Club Discipline
22Developmental Characterises of Pathfinder Pre-Adolescence (9-12 yrs)Early Adolescence (13-15 yrs)Middle Adolescence (16-17 yrs)In Each Category we will look atGeneral,Metal,Physical,Social andSpiritual Characterises
23Pre-Adolescence General Full of noise and ceaseless activity Girls at the age are physically, mentally and more emotional than boys.Growing tendencies of independences and self-assertionQuick to learn and have memory recallHave heroes.Lively interest in religionThey find it natural to turn to God and commit them self.
24Pre-Adolescence Mental Golden Age memory Alert and eager to investigate and learnLove stories and good booksThey are collectors (90% of children that age collect one thing or other)Age not for specialisation
25Pre-Adolescence Physical The healthiest period of life Body and mind are well balanced for co- ordinationRestlessness“there never seems to be any nice, relaxed, middle ground in a child’s behaviour. He is either running at a wild clip or stopped dead – and both strike fear in the breast of a parent”
26Pre-Adolescence Social Secret codes and adventure Learning teamwork but still retain independent spiritVivid imaginationGreat hero worshipNo interest in the opposite sexBoys prefer to be by themselvesGirls choose their own group
27Pre-Adolescence Spiritual Have key interest in spirituality and the work of the churchPeek age of baptism (12)Like witnessing activates, delights in award badges, ribbons etcEasy to instruct in religion.
28Early Adolescence General Rapid growth Awkwardness due to lack of co-ordination of body and mindEmbarrassmentThe Ugly Ducklings SyndromeBelonging to Peer GroupInterest in the opposite sex accompanied by bashfulnessCritical rather than credulousDay dreamersReligion interest continues and becomes a matter of experience
29Early Adolescence Metal Alert Subject to day-dreaming Learns quickly Boys have key interest in scientific data and girls become more interested in homemaking
30Early Adolescence Physical The health is excellent second only to pre- adolescent periodRapid physical growth., with tremendous appetite accompanying the growth.Muscle development – causing awkwardness and clumsinessSex organs begin to developOn average girls taller then boys at 12 and 13 slightly taller at 14 les at 15 and 2 inches shorter at 16
31Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy Kundan Early AdolescenceSocialLoyalty to peersFreedom seekersMoney making schemes = dropping out of schoolMood swingsStrong likes and dislikes of foodGreat love for athleticsCrude sense of humourAttraction of the opposite sex
32Early Adolescence Spiritual Interest in spiritual things wanes at this age13 at his age is the 2nd largest number of youth baptismCareer choiceLess tendency for this group to demonstrate their feelings on spiritual mattersConflict with conscience
33Middle Adolescence General Rapid growth for males reaching full height Developed into their own individualYoung adult in their own rightMentalQuestion everything and want proofHave great respect for “scholarship”Making of definite plan
34Middle Adolescences Physical Sexual Development 85% fully developed into adulthoodMuscles are developed and they enjoy physical fitnessSocialCliques and what to be surrounded by special friendsCritical and frank in expression of othersSensitive and guided by public opinionSpiritualEither goes forward or loses interest
36Morale , or club spirit, is the tangible element that determines the success of any pathfinder Club. It the result of a combination of a variety of important factors. All pathfinders members and staff need to work together on developing a sense of unity and belonging, and maintaining interest and enthusiasm
37Club staff need to check for the following: Spiritual ObjectiveAttendanceHome contactRound table discussionUnit Captain’s TableMaking Members WelcomePutting Friends TogetherReviewing the Counsellor's WorkPlanning a balanced ProgrammeDeveloping Unit CohesivenessPathfinder Meeting placeEquipmentCamping EquipmentTeaching Materials
38Guild lines for Balance Disciple Establish Rules and regulation and a point system.Inform the Pathfinders of the rules, your expectation and methods of enforcements“Rules should be few and well considered, and when once made, they should be enforced. Whether is found impossible to change, the minds learns to recognise and adapt itself to” (Education pge 290)Present devotional admonition on disciple, explaining the Pledge and the LawPresent devotional on discipline, explaining the Pledge and Law.
39Consistently and diligently apply training discipline. Counsel with guilty youth before disciplinary action, and pray with them.When they understand, they normally cooperate.
40Prevention of Discipline Problem Plan an extensive program of activities.Never go to meetings unprepared.Be friendly, caring, and approachable at all times.Cultivate a sense of humorDon’t use sarcasm or ridicule.Don’t be a “faultfinder”.Be fair and impartial–don’t have favorites.
41Prevention of Discipline Problem Show self-control and be patient, even under pressure.Watch the use of your voice–speak clearly and with authority, but don’t shout!Give clear, precise instructions and commands.Watch mannerisms that could lead to ridicule, and avoid slang and colloquialisms.
46Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Club leadershipPathfinder Basic Staff Training
47Attributes And Qualities Of Christian Leaders Involving In Pathfindering
48The Leader’s Role“Part of the leaders role in encouraging the development if the members is dependant n the leader’s example- what s/he is a person. The leader created an atmosphere or ethos of the unit or group for which s/he is responsible. Beyond that, what the leader does determines the effectives of his or her leadership”
49Qualities of a Pathfinder Leader In Your Groups,Draw the perfect Pathfinder leaderInclude Written:QualitiesSkillsAttitudes
50Qualities of a Pathfinder Leader Live a Christ-Centred LifeLove boys and girlsBe optimistic and enthusiasticHas a vision (knows WHY they’re involved)Has a mission (knows HOW they’re doingBe a master of his/her on emotionsEnjoy the out of doors
51Qualities of a Pathfinder Leader Maintain pleasant relation with fellow workersHave a commanding personalityHave a sense of HumourBe resourceful and creativeEnlist cooperationBe able to delegate responsibility and authorityHas integrity (keeps commitments)
52Understand the Characteristic of Junior Youth Master Diversified skillsKnow how to organise
53Five Styles Of Leadership And When They Are Appropriate To Pathfinder Ministry
54Definition of Leadership Leadership is InfluenceLeadership means you have people who follow you otherwise you’re just out taking a walkJohn C. Maxwell
55Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy Kundan Five Styles Of Leadership And When They Are Appropriate To Pathfinder Ministry_________________________________________________ ___ Person Centred Group PersonAuthoritative(Autocratic)Bureaucratic(Political)EvaluativeParticipative(Democratic)Laissez-FaireABCETELLSSELLSTESTSCONSULTSJOINS
57Authoritative (Autocratic) Leader Retains as much power and decision- making authority as possible.Does not consult staff, nor are staff allowed to give any input.Staff & Pathfinders must obey ordersMotivation is produced by creating a structured set of rewards and punishments.
58Authoritative (Autocratic) Leader AdvantagesLots of things get doneThings are very organizedPoorly managed becomes highly managed
59Authoritative (Autocratic) Leader DisadvantagesCreativity & staff involvement is lowIf leader leaves vacuum of leadership is left behind.Can create “soldiers” instead of involved Pathfinders and staffLOTS of TURNOVER! Pathfinders is a VOLUNTEER organization
60EvaluativeSimilar to Authoritative, except that the leader asks for input and MIGHT include that input in the decisions, but will usually not acknowledge the involvement of others in the process
61Bureaucratic (Political) Leader Everything done “by the book,” according to procedure or policy.If it isn’t covered by the book, the leader refers to the next level above him or her.Police officer -- He or she enforces the rules.
62Bureaucratic (Political) Leader AdvantagesRules are clearly understood and definedStaff & Pathfinders know what to expectDiscipline is easily handled
63Bureaucratic (Political) Leader DisadvantagesLow involvement of Pathfinder staffLittle room for adaptabilityRules may not apply to current situation
64Democratic (Participative) Leadership Staff are part of the decision making.Communicates what is happening and expects involvement and responsibility of staff.The “coach” leader has the final say, but gathers information from staff members before making a decision.
65Democratic (Participative) Leadership AdvantagesStaff are involved -- buy-inSomewhat adaptable to match situationIf leader leaves things usually continueEveryone feels like part of the team.Creativity is HIGH
66Democratic (Participative) Leadership DisadvantagesRules may not be as well defined, known, or understoodStructure is usually “looser”Discipline may be a problem if “consequences” aren’t clearly defined.
67Laissez-faire Leadership “Hands-off¨ style.Leader provides little or no direction and gives staff (& Pathfinders) as much freedom as possible.All authority or power is given to the staff (& Pathfinders) and they must determine goals, make decisions, and resolve problems on their own.
68Laissez-faire Leadership AdvantagesHighly skilled staff flourish (for awhile)Lots of creativityStaff with drive make lots of things happenLots of adult involvement (though not particularly committed.
69Laissez-faire Leadership DisadvantagesDisorganization is a dangerQuality can decline over timeDiscipline can be an issueRules may not exist or be followed thruPathfinders can take advantage of individual staff member’s strengths and weaknessesLong term membership involvement often declines
70Various Leadership Roles And Function And Their Applications
72EncouragerFriendly, warm, responsive. Accepts others and their contributions. Gives other people opportunities or recognition.Feelings ExpresserSends and expresses feelings of group. Calls attention to reactions of group to ideas and suggestions. Share feelings and how they affect members.HarmonizerAttempts to reconcile disagreements and reduce tensions. Get people to explore their differencesCompromiserYielding and admits to error Maintain cohesion in groupsGate-KeeperKeep Channel of communication open Facilitate participation of others. Encoring sharingStandard SetterState standards for group to achieve and applies standards for evaluation and productions.Consensus – TesterAsk for opinions to see if group is ready to make a decisionFollowerGoes along with group decision and accepts the ideas of others. Act as an interested audience.ListenerWhen necessary explain any item not clearly heard. Hears and solicits feedback.
73Task Functions Information seeker Information Giver Opinion Seeker Opinion GiverClarifierElaboratorSummariser
74InitiatorProposes tasks or goals, define group problems. Suggest procedure's for solving problemsInformation seekerGathers facts relevant to group. Seek organisation of facts.Information GiverOffers facts and information relevant to groupsOpinion SeekerAsks for expression or feelings. Seeks ideas and suggestions. Solicits expression of valueOpinion GiverStates believe of a matter. Gives ideas and suggestions.ClarifierInterprets ideas or suggestions. Define terms and clears up any confusion. Indicate alternatives and issues before group. Listen and preserves. Option seeker.ElaboratorGives examples and develops meanings. Makes generalisations and indicates how proposals may work out.SummariserPulls together related ideas. Restates suggestions after discussion . Offer a decision or conclusion for group to accept or to rejects.
76BASIC PATHFINDER TRAINING CLUB ORGANISATIONBASIC PATHFINDER TRAINING
77Session OutlineObjective “To introduce basic staff training procedures and policies relevant to the establishment and maintenance of the Pathfinder Club”
78Steps in Organising a Pathfinder Club Counsel with the LOCAL CONFERENCE YOUTH DEPARTMENTMeet with your PASTOR and CONFERENCE YOUTH DIRECTOR’S PERSONELLPresent your plan to the CHURCH BOARDINFORM the congregation during the DEVINE SERVICECall a SEPCIAL MEETING (anyone interested)Teach the BASIC OF PATHFINDERING
79Elect an DIRECTOR and DEPUTY DIRECTOR Choose COUNSELLORS and INTRUCTTIONSPlan a YEARLY PROGRAMMEBuild the programme 6 WEEKS in advance!Send out letters to families 4 WEEKS before enrolmentADVERTISE your programme!TRAIN and UNIFORM staff before enrolment night.ENROLMENT nightHome VISIT (show that you care)INDUCTION Programme 3 weeks laterGUEST nightsDevelop INTERESTEVALUATION
80List of staff in the Pathfinder Club DIRECTORDEPUTY DIRECTORSECERTARYTRESSURERCOUNSELLORUNIT COUNCELLORSINTRUCTORSUNIT CAPTAINUNIT SCRIPESADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORSAREA CO- ORDINATOR
81Operating Policies Uniforms should be WORN Finances should be KEPT with a CLEAR AUDIT TRAILReports should be sent to the SEC QUARTALLYInsurance is not a TRAVEL insurance but a LIABILITY insuranceWHAT TO DO IN CASE OF INJURY
83Planning and Programming Section 5Pathfinder Basic Staff training
84Personalised Planning for the Local Church “Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40)
85Pattern for PlanningThe forward-looking church pathfinder leader knows that planning is essential and necessary for the establishment and development of an effective ministry of upreach, outreach, programming and recreation. But too often, either through procrastination or lack of understanding the basic steps of good planning are not pit into practice. The following steps should be considered in establishing a balanced activity in the areas that most affect the pathfinders in church relationship
86Things to Think AboutWho To whom are you trying to minister ... Know their age, gender, likes, dislikes, family relationship and need. These factors can be discovered only through a church-wide interest survey or by questioning the pathfinders
87Things to Think AboutWhy The church philosophy of planning that includes goals for its programme ministry should come together in an actual planning process. A programme should never be planned just to have something listed on the calendar. Each activity should have a specific purpose and goal
88Things to Think AboutWhat Once you determine why you are planning, you can determine what activities will most effectively fulfil that purpose
89Things to Think AboutWhen Determine the most appropriate time for each ministry in the weekly, monthly and yearly calendar of the church so that the majority of the people to who, you seek to minister can participate
90Things to Think AboutHow Involve your pathfinder leadership, church officers and a variety of church members in studding, planning and implementing programme.
91Planning your yearDivide into groups and brainstorm your year of Pathfinder Club for the next year.Remember to be clear about your objectives in the ministryPlan your year from January to December.You have 5 minutes
92Planning your year: reflection What were some of the challenges, difficultes, and easy points in planning your year DISCUSS
93Points to remember when planning your year School holidays – you may wish to target these dates for activitesUniversity dates- work around the dates when people will be awayBack holidays – avoid or target?Special dates- Easter, Xmas etcOther local church dates- ingathering, campaigns week of prayer incl. youth W of PSEC/BUC/TED/GC youth day of spiritual commitment, camps, Camporee’s etcYour own holidays
94Year Planning Break down the year as you go. So not try to plan everything to its finest details at the beginning.YEAR- MONTH-WEEK-DAY
95Year Planning Detail individual Programme Time Speaker Music Equipment neededLocation (church, hall, home)PublicityTarget age group
96Pathfinder specific programming Club meeting (day, time, uniform)InvestituresPathfinder Rally DayClub/Area campsAssessment daySEC/BUC/TED events: camporee, Master guide camps
97“the youth need more that just a casual notice, more than an organisational word of encouragement. They need painstaking, prayerful, careful labour. He only whose heart is filled with love and sympathy will be able to reach those youth who are apparently careless and indifferent. Not all can be helped in the same way. God deals with each according to his temperament and character, and we must co-operate with Him, often those whom we pass by with indifference, because we judge them from outward appearance, have in them the best material for workers, and will repay all the efforts bestowed on them. There must be more study given to the problem to how to deal with the youth more earnest prayer for the wisdom that is needed in dealing in minds” Gospel Workers pg 208
99Teaching the Pathfinder Curriculum Section 6Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
100Session OutlineObjective “To discover the importance and value of creative approaches to teaching and to leaser ways to developing one’s own creative style of teaching. To provide information on ways to reach the Pathfinder curriculum in a creative way”
1011. Understanding creativity Purpose and values of creative activitiesIt makes learning more enjoyable , lasting and meaningfulIt approaches opportunity of self- expression and development of creativityIt instils pride in accomplishment and build self confidenceIt contributes to the development of proper self concepts
1021. Understanding creativity It provides for participation in groups situation and reaction to established group approval and behaviourIts deepens a Pathfinder’s need for individual expression.Its relieves period of physical restlessness with meaningful activity, coordination mind and muscle.it promotes respect for both adults and peer relationshipIt afford opportunity to practice principles of Christian living.
103Helps the Pathfinder respect property of others Teaches cooperation, sharing and taking turns.Emphasise a Bible concept or illustrate a truthProvide opportunity for the Pathfinder to express his/her relationship with God and a response to Bible teaching
104Steps in a creative process Preparation! What is the PROBLEM and what are the APPROACHESFAUSTRATIONACHIEVEMENTVERIFICATIONEVALUATION
105Teaching: Learning takes when it’s time for: FUN ACCEPTANCE and UNDERSTANDINGRECOGNITION and CREATIVITYIMAGINATION and CREATIVITYEFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONFAIRNESS and JUSTICEINVOLVEMENTConstant ASSESSMENTCOOPERATION
106Teaching Task: Divide into groups of more that for in a group Choose one of the coursework requirement or an honour requirement as a group and decide how you would best teach itNominate a person to teach this to your own groupMeagre with other group and have that person teach the larger groupEvaluate as a smaller group
107FRIEND: Memoriser the old testament books of the bible and know the five areas into which the books are group. Demonstrate your ability to find any given bookCAT: identify from pictures or observation seven kings of wild cats. Tell us which part of the world they are foundSEED: make a collection of thirty different kind of seed, only ten of which may be collected from commercial seed packets.Label each kind with its name the date collected and locally found
109Camping and Outdoor Education Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy KundanCamping and Outdoor EducationSection 7Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
110Session Outline Philosophy of camping Basic camp planning Types of campingBasic component of good campingIntroduction to Off-Site Safety Management (Risk Assessment)Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
1111. Philosophy of Camping“Outdoor living hold a tremendous potential in spiritual values and character-building elements” (p 147) It is therefore recommended that, outdoor living with its multi-skilled requirements compose a large segment of the year’s pathfinder program.Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
112A. Recreation in the Open Air “there are models of recreation which are highly beneficial to body and mind. An enlightened, discriminating mind will find abundant means for entertainment and diversion, from source not only innocent, but instructive. Recreation in the open air, in contemplating of the works of God in nature, will be of the highest benefits.”(Messages to Young people page )Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
113b. Benefits to the individual Nostaltic memoriesPerception of balanceSpiritual awakeningConservation and stewardshipSelf-respect and self- confidenceMake do/improvise attitudeAt-homeness /confidenceSatisfaction in hard workGood health and physical fitnessNew and realistic sense of valuesA feeling of community, pride and satisfaction of serving others.Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
114C. Benefits of Camping activities Broadens the campers perspectivesDevelops all-round abilities rather that specialising in a fewEmphasis on self improvementFinding thrills in “legal” activitiesWholesome curiosityWork, rest and play / a balanceEducate in wise use of leisure timeSimple pastimes / entertainment one selfExposure to regular worshipPathfinder Basic Staff Training
115Spirit of Prophecy quotations “The more quit and simple the life of the child, - there more free from artificial excitement and the more in harmony with nature, -the more favourable it is to the physical and mental vigour and to spiritual strength” Education pg 107Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
116D. Spiritual value in camping FACT = camping affects the Spiritual life of the young person. Therefore, it is our responsibility to ensure that it has a GOOD effect We are not talking of teaching, but of experence.Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
117Test the Spiritual values of your camp life Closeness to natureThe experience of harmony and order.God great creativenessAdaptabilityCooperative fellowship/shared responsibilityPathfinder Basic Staff Training
1182. Basic Camp PlanningNotification is the name of the game Both parents and Church Board need to know what your plans are. Every off-site visit needs to be minuted by the Church BoardPathfinder Basic Staff Training
119Camp Planning Go for a reason Transportation Tents General gear First-aid Kit (First aider)Camp personnelFoodPlan meetings around a themeCampsite inspection prior to arrivalSecure permission from land ownerHygieneSafetyNotification of parents.Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
120Unit and Individual Planning MenuCorrect wearing apparelSleeping bag and matPersonal first-aid kitBackpack packed properlyCooking utensilsWorship etcChaplin’s dutiesPathfinder Basic Staff Training
121Guidelines for a good capout. General rulesConsideration of other personsInclusive participationTabernacle tenting (God is with you)Exercise:List all the items each camper should bring for personal useClothing (including multi weather gear), mealtime needs, night time needs, toiletries, attitude, Bible, stationery, etcPathfinder Basic Staff Training
122Note what you took and what you actually needed! Wait on your weight Upon returning home:Note what you took and what you actually needed!Wait on your weightBe thankfulBenefit last longer that blunders!!!Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
123Promote, teach and repeat by example the Country Code The Country Code Remember that by using the paths properly and following the Country Code, you are much less likely to come across problemsEnjoy the countryside and respect its life and workGuard against all risk of fireFasten all gatesKeep your dogs under close controlKeep to public park across farmlandUse gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walks.Leave livestock, crops and machinery aloneTake your litter homeHelp to keep all water cleanMake no unnecessary noiseTake special care on country roadsProtect wildlife, plants and treesPathfinder Basic Staff Training
124A good Pathfinder will: Be conservation-minded Be careful with fire Be clean in the out of doorsBe considerate of propertyTry making up a club Pathfinder country code. This should help them the Pathfinders learn the Country Code, and feel ownership of their behaviourPathfinder Basic Staff Training
1253. Types of Campers Static and Mobile Static camps afford the chance to do certain honours “out in the fields”Specific purpose; having a good time is a presumed by product of any events!Developing a specific skill could be the purpose of the campTheory and practical learning – GREAT TIMEPathfinder Basic Staff Training
126Mobile campers are maybe least used but keeps the interest of the youngsters in a progressive way, generating inquisitive sponge-like minds. Good group management skills are needed for this to be enjoyable and beneficial to all the group. Hiking, canoeing, cycling camps, or minibus or car safaris could be organisedPathfinder Basic Staff Training
1274. Basic Components of Good Camping Selection of siteWater supplyFirewood (if applicable)SanitationTenting and sheltersFire buildingMess facilitiesPathfinder Basic Staff Training
1285. Nature Study“Go to the ants .... Consider their ways... ” Proverbs 6:6 2Consider the lilies of the fields, how they grows...” Matthew 6:28 The Bible invites us to look at naturePathfinder Basic Staff Training
129Objective of Nature Study To interest the Pathfinders in the things of nature rather than to teach them, to arouse their curiosity so that they can make their own discoveries; this is something that God intends that each one of us will continue to do through all eternityDevelops enquiring mindsNature is “God’s other book”Seeing, hearing and understandingAcquaintance with the Creator through creationCharacter development through studyMake nature meaningfulConservation rather that destructionPathfinder Basic Staff Training
130Sabbath reflection of God God’s Provision True wisdom (1 Kings 4:34)Sabbath reflection of GodGod’s ProvisionUnderstand worship of our creatorPathfinder Basic Staff Training
131Nature Study methods Adventurous and thrilling Practical observation, investigation or experimentation is what nature study is all aboutBo it outside!Instructors must love nature, and guide discovery rather that foist learningMake collection (Club museum)Make graphics like charts and graphsRecord dataUse competition and gamesGet out and stay out (hikes and tripsPathfinder Basic Staff Training
132Individual and group projects Build a club honour resources Use a variety of books and videosPathfinder Basic Staff Training
134Section 8 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Drill and CeremoniesSection 8Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
135ObjectiveTo Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the benefits that a Pathfinder and Pathfinder Club can obtain through a program of drill and ceremoniesTo help Pathfinder leaders become confident in the ceremonial procedure connected with the Pathfinder Club
137A final thought!Three students have a meal. The bill arrives for £30 and they pay the waiter £10 each. On putting it through the till, the waiter realises it should have been for £25. Instead of trying to split £5 between the students, he decides to refund them £1 each and pockets the other £2. In summary, The students have therefore paid 3 x £9 = £27. The waiter has £2 in his pocket. What’s happened to the remaining £1 of the £30?