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2 History, Philosophy and Purpose of the Pathfinder Club
Section 1 Pathfinder Pasic Staff Training

3 Objective To develop awareness of the purpose and uniqueness of Pathfinder ministry and an overview of the history of pathfinders

4 History

5 Pathfinder Club Emblem
Red Sacrifice White Purity Blue Loyalty Gold Excellence

6 Pathfinder Club Emblem
Three Sides – Completeness Shield – Protection Sword – Bible

7 Pathfindering as a Ministry
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy Kundan Pathfindering as a Ministry Not entertainment Not babysitting for parents Not simply another youth group Not just an outdoor activity based club THEN WHAT IS PATHFINDERING?

8 Pathfindering as a Ministry
Spiritual at it’s core It is intended to lead members into a growing, redemptive relationship with God Experience-based It is organized and led to build members into responsible, mature individuals who contribute to their families, their church and their world Others Focused It is programmed to help members realize that there is something that each one can do to help their neighbor through active, selfless service

9 Mission of Pathfindering
To provide a: Church-centered Recreational-spiritual program For both boys and girls Ages 10-15 That offers action, adventure, challenge and group activities that produce team spirit and loyalty to God and the church

10 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

11 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

12 Philosophy 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

13 Philosophy 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

14 Philosophy of Pathfindering
A Song by Ponder, Harp & Jennings goes: You’re the only Jesus some will ever see You’re the only words of life some will ever read So let them see in you the One in whom is all they’ll ever need For you’re the only Jesus some will ever see

15 Purpose of Pathfindering
Help Youth understand that God loves, care for and appreciate them Encourage Pathfinders to discover their own God-given potential Inspire Young People to give personal expression of their love for God Making a personal salvation a Priority Build into their life a healthy appreciation of God’s creation

16 Purpose of Pathfindering
Teach Specific skills and hobbies that will make their lives more satisfying and occupying their time with profitable accomplishments Encouraging Physical Fitness Opportunity for leadership development Seek to foster and harmonise development of the physical

17 Pathfinder Philosophy and Purpose


19 Understanding Pathfinders
Section 2 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

20 To develop an understanding of the developmental needs of the Pathfinder-age young people and how to relate them effectively Objective

21 Session Outline Developmental Characterises of Pathfinders
Basic principles of Effective Club Discipline

22 Developmental Characterises of Pathfinder
Pre-Adolescence (9-12 yrs) Early Adolescence (13-15 yrs) Middle Adolescence (16-17 yrs) In Each Category we will look at General, Metal, Physical, Social and Spiritual Characterises

23 Pre-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-assertion Quick to learn and have memory recall Have heroes. Lively interest in religion They find it natural to turn to God and commit them self.

24 Pre-Adolescence Mental Golden Age memory
Alert and eager to investigate and learn Love stories and good books They are collectors (90% of children that age collect one thing or other) Age not for specialisation

25 Pre-Adolescence Physical The healthiest period of life
Body and mind are well balanced for co- ordination Restlessness “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”

26 Pre-Adolescence Social Secret codes and adventure
Learning teamwork but still retain independent spirit Vivid imagination Great hero worship No interest in the opposite sex Boys prefer to be by themselves Girls choose their own group

27 Pre-Adolescence Spiritual
Have key interest in spirituality and the work of the church Peek age of baptism (12) Like witnessing activates, delights in award badges, ribbons etc Easy to instruct in religion.

28 Early Adolescence General Rapid growth
Awkwardness due to lack of co-ordination of body and mind Embarrassment The Ugly Ducklings Syndrome Belonging to Peer Group Interest in the opposite sex accompanied by bashfulness Critical rather than credulous Day dreamers Religion interest continues and becomes a matter of experience

29 Early Adolescence Metal Alert Subject to day-dreaming Learns quickly
Boys have key interest in scientific data and girls become more interested in homemaking

30 Early Adolescence Physical
The health is excellent second only to pre- adolescent period Rapid physical growth., with tremendous appetite accompanying the growth. Muscle development – causing awkwardness and clumsiness Sex organs begin to develop On average girls taller then boys at 12 and 13 slightly taller at 14 les at 15 and 2 inches shorter at 16

31 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy Kundan
Early Adolescence Social Loyalty to peers Freedom seekers Money making schemes = dropping out of school Mood swings Strong likes and dislikes of food Great love for athletics Crude sense of humour Attraction of the opposite sex

32 Early Adolescence Spiritual
Interest in spiritual things wanes at this age 13 at his age is the 2nd largest number of youth baptism Career choice Less tendency for this group to demonstrate their feelings on spiritual matters Conflict with conscience

33 Middle Adolescence General Rapid growth for males reaching full height
Developed into their own individual Young adult in their own right Mental Question everything and want proof Have great respect for “scholarship” Making of definite plan

34 Middle Adolescences Physical Sexual Development
85% fully developed into adulthood Muscles are developed and they enjoy physical fitness Social Cliques and what to be surrounded by special friends Critical and frank in expression of others Sensitive and guided by public opinion Spiritual Either goes forward or loses interest

35 Basic Principles of Effective Club Dicipline

36 Morale , 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

37 Club staff need to check for the following:
Spiritual Objective Attendance Home contact Round table discussion Unit Captain’s Table Making Members Welcome Putting Friends Together Reviewing the Counsellor's Work Planning a balanced Programme Developing Unit Cohesiveness Pathfinder Meeting place Equipment Camping Equipment Teaching Materials

38 Guild 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 Law Present devotional on discipline, explaining the Pledge and Law.

39 Consistently and diligently apply training discipline.
Counsel with guilty youth before disciplinary action, and pray with them. When they understand, they normally cooperate.

40 Prevention 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 humor Don’t use sarcasm or ridicule. Don’t be a “faultfinder”. Be fair and impartial–don’t have favorites.

41 Prevention 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.

42 Method of Discipline

43 DO: Personal Counsel Use Group Judgment
Take care of Individual Differences Expel if necessary

44 DON’T Punish in Anger Use threats and warnings that can’t be carried out. Force apologies Public Detain after club meeting Assign extra task “Dunce-Cap” Discipline Use corporal Punishment


46 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
Club leadership Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

47 Attributes And Qualities Of Christian Leaders Involving In Pathfindering

48 The 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”

49 Qualities of a Pathfinder Leader
In Your Groups, Draw the perfect Pathfinder leader Include Written: Qualities Skills Attitudes

50 Qualities of a Pathfinder Leader
Live a Christ-Centred Life Love boys and girls Be optimistic and enthusiastic Has a vision (knows WHY they’re involved) Has a mission (knows HOW they’re doing Be a master of his/her on emotions Enjoy the out of doors

51 Qualities of a Pathfinder Leader
Maintain pleasant relation with fellow workers Have a commanding personality Have a sense of Humour Be resourceful and creative Enlist cooperation Be able to delegate responsibility and authority Has integrity (keeps commitments)

52 Understand the Characteristic of Junior Youth
Master Diversified skills Know how to organise

53 Five Styles Of Leadership And When They Are Appropriate To Pathfinder Ministry

54 Definition of Leadership
Leadership is Influence Leadership means you have people who follow you otherwise you’re just out taking a walk John C. Maxwell

55 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy Kundan
Five Styles Of Leadership And When They Are Appropriate To Pathfinder Ministry _________________________________________________ ___ Person Centred Group Person Authoritative (Autocratic) Bureaucratic (Political) Evaluative Participative (Democratic) Laissez-Faire A B C E TELLS SELLS TESTS CONSULTS JOINS


57 Authoritative (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 orders Motivation is produced by creating a structured set of rewards and punishments.

58 Authoritative (Autocratic) Leader
Advantages Lots of things get done Things are very organized Poorly managed becomes highly managed

59 Authoritative (Autocratic) Leader
Disadvantages Creativity & staff involvement is low If leader leaves vacuum of leadership is left behind. Can create “soldiers” instead of involved Pathfinders and staff LOTS of TURNOVER! Pathfinders is a VOLUNTEER organization

60 Evaluative Similar 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

61 Bureaucratic (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.

62 Bureaucratic (Political) Leader
Advantages Rules are clearly understood and defined Staff & Pathfinders know what to expect Discipline is easily handled

63 Bureaucratic (Political) Leader
Disadvantages Low involvement of Pathfinder staff Little room for adaptability Rules may not apply to current situation

64 Democratic (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.

65 Democratic (Participative) Leadership
Advantages Staff are involved -- buy-in Somewhat adaptable to match situation If leader leaves things usually continue Everyone feels like part of the team. Creativity is HIGH

66 Democratic (Participative) Leadership
Disadvantages Rules may not be as well defined, known, or understood Structure is usually “looser” Discipline may be a problem if “consequences” aren’t clearly defined.

67 Laissez-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.

68 Laissez-faire Leadership
Advantages Highly skilled staff flourish (for awhile) Lots of creativity Staff with drive make lots of things happen Lots of adult involvement (though not particularly committed.

69 Laissez-faire Leadership
Disadvantages Disorganization is a danger Quality can decline over time Discipline can be an issue Rules may not exist or be followed thru Pathfinders can take advantage of individual staff member’s strengths and weaknesses Long term membership involvement often declines

70 Various Leadership Roles And Function And Their Applications

71 Building Fuctions Encourager Feelings Expresser Harmonizer Compromiser
Gate-Keeper Standard Setter Consensus – Tester Follower Listener

72 Encourager Friendly, warm, responsive. Accepts others and their contributions. Gives other people opportunities or recognition. Feelings Expresser Sends and expresses feelings of group. Calls attention to reactions of group to ideas and suggestions. Share feelings and how they affect members. Harmonizer Attempts to reconcile disagreements and reduce tensions. Get people to explore their differences Compromiser Yielding and admits to error Maintain cohesion in groups Gate-Keeper Keep Channel of communication open Facilitate participation of others. Encoring sharing Standard Setter State standards for group to achieve and applies standards for evaluation and productions. Consensus – Tester Ask for opinions to see if group is ready to make a decision Follower Goes along with group decision and accepts the ideas of others. Act as an interested audience. Listener When necessary explain any item not clearly heard. Hears and solicits feedback.

73 Task Functions Information seeker Information Giver Opinion Seeker
Opinion Giver Clarifier Elaborator Summariser

74 Initiator Proposes tasks or goals, define group problems. Suggest procedure's for solving problems Information seeker Gathers facts relevant to group. Seek organisation of facts. Information Giver Offers facts and information relevant to groups Opinion Seeker Asks for expression or feelings. Seeks ideas and suggestions. Solicits expression of value Opinion Giver States believe of a matter. Gives ideas and suggestions. Clarifier Interprets ideas or suggestions. Define terms and clears up any confusion. Indicate alternatives and issues before group. Listen and preserves. Option seeker. Elaborator Gives examples and develops meanings. Makes generalisations and indicates how proposals may work out. Summariser Pulls together related ideas. Restates suggestions after discussion . Offer a decision or conclusion for group to accept or to rejects.



77 Session Outline Objective “To introduce basic staff training procedures and policies relevant to the establishment and maintenance of the Pathfinder Club”

78 Steps in Organising a Pathfinder Club
Counsel with the LOCAL CONFERENCE YOUTH DEPARTMENT Meet with your PASTOR and CONFERENCE YOUTH DIRECTOR’S PERSONELL Present your plan to the CHURCH BOARD INFORM the congregation during the DEVINE SERVICE Call a SEPCIAL MEETING (anyone interested) Teach the BASIC OF PATHFINDERING

Choose COUNSELLORS and INTRUCTTIONS Plan a YEARLY PROGRAMME Build the programme 6 WEEKS in advance! Send out letters to families 4 WEEKS before enrolment ADVERTISE your programme! TRAIN and UNIFORM staff before enrolment night. ENROLMENT night Home VISIT (show that you care) INDUCTION Programme 3 weeks later GUEST nights Develop INTEREST EVALUATION

80 List of staff in the Pathfinder Club

81 Operating Policies Uniforms should be WORN
Finances should be KEPT with a CLEAR AUDIT TRAIL Reports should be sent to the SEC QUARTALLY Insurance is not a TRAVEL insurance but a LIABILITY insurance WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF INJURY


83 Planning and Programming
Section 5 Pathfinder Basic Staff training

84 Personalised Planning for the Local Church
“Let all things be done decently and in order” (1 Corinthians 14:40)

85 Pattern for Planning The 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

86 Things to Think About Who 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

87 Things to Think About Why 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

88 Things to Think About What Once you determine why you are planning, you can determine what activities will most effectively fulfil that purpose

89 Things to Think About When 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

90 Things to Think About How Involve your pathfinder leadership, church officers and a variety of church members in studding, planning and implementing programme.

91 Planning your year Divide into groups and brainstorm your year of Pathfinder Club for the next year. Remember to be clear about your objectives in the ministry Plan your year from January to December. You have 5 minutes

92 Planning your year: reflection
What were some of the challenges, difficultes, and easy points in planning your year DISCUSS

93 Points to remember when planning your year
School holidays – you may wish to target these dates for activites University dates- work around the dates when people will be away Back holidays – avoid or target? Special dates- Easter, Xmas etc Other local church dates- ingathering, campaigns week of prayer incl. youth W of P SEC/BUC/TED/GC youth day of spiritual commitment, camps, Camporee’s etc Your own holidays

94 Year 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

95 Year Planning Detail individual Programme Time Speaker Music
Equipment needed Location (church, hall, home) Publicity Target age group

96 Pathfinder specific programming
Club meeting (day, time, uniform) Investitures Pathfinder Rally Day Club/Area camps Assessment day SEC/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


99 Teaching the Pathfinder Curriculum
Section 6 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

100 Session Outline Objective “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”

101 1. Understanding creativity
Purpose and values of creative activities It makes learning more enjoyable , lasting and meaningful It approaches opportunity of self- expression and development of creativity It instils pride in accomplishment and build self confidence It contributes to the development of proper self concepts

102 1. Understanding creativity
It provides for participation in groups situation and reaction to established group approval and behaviour Its 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 relationship It afford opportunity to practice principles of Christian living.

103 Helps the Pathfinder respect property of others
Teaches cooperation, sharing and taking turns. Emphasise a Bible concept or illustrate a truth Provide opportunity for the Pathfinder to express his/her relationship with God and a response to Bible teaching

104 Steps in a creative process

105 Teaching: Learning takes when it’s time for: FUN

106 Teaching 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 it Nominate a person to teach this to your own group Meagre with other group and have that person teach the larger group Evaluate as a smaller group

107 FRIEND: 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 book CAT: identify from pictures or observation seven kings of wild cats. Tell us which part of the world they are found SEED: 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


109 Camping and Outdoor Education
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Kennedy Kundan Camping and Outdoor Education Section 7 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

110 Session Outline Philosophy of camping Basic camp planning
Types of camping Basic component of good camping Introduction to Off-Site Safety Management (Risk Assessment) Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

111 1. 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

112 A. 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

113 b. Benefits to the individual
Nostaltic memories Perception of balance Spiritual awakening Conservation and stewardship Self-respect and self- confidence Make do/improvise attitude At-homeness /confidence Satisfaction in hard work Good health and physical fitness New and realistic sense of values A feeling of community, pride and satisfaction of serving others. Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

114 C. Benefits of Camping activities
Broadens the campers perspectives Develops all-round abilities rather that specialising in a few Emphasis on self improvement Finding thrills in “legal” activities Wholesome curiosity Work, rest and play / a balance Educate in wise use of leisure time Simple pastimes / entertainment one self Exposure to regular worship Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

115 Spirit 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 107 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

116 D. 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

117 Test the Spiritual values of your camp life
Closeness to nature The experience of harmony and order. God great creativeness Adaptability Cooperative fellowship/shared responsibility Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

118 2. Basic Camp Planning Notification 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 Board Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

119 Camp Planning Go for a reason Transportation Tents General gear
First-aid Kit (First aider) Camp personnel Food Plan meetings around a theme Campsite inspection prior to arrival Secure permission from land owner Hygiene Safety Notification of parents. Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

120 Unit and Individual Planning
Menu Correct wearing apparel Sleeping bag and mat Personal first-aid kit Backpack packed properly Cooking utensils Worship etc Chaplin’s duties Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

121 Guidelines for a good capout.
General rules Consideration of other persons Inclusive participation Tabernacle tenting (God is with you) Exercise: List all the items each camper should bring for personal use Clothing (including multi weather gear), mealtime needs, night time needs, toiletries, attitude, Bible, stationery, etc Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

122 Note 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 weight Be thankful Benefit last longer that blunders!!! Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

123 Promote, 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 problems Enjoy the countryside and respect its life and work Guard against all risk of fire Fasten all gates Keep your dogs under close control Keep to public park across farmland Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walks. Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone Take your litter home Help to keep all water clean Make no unnecessary noise Take special care on country roads Protect wildlife, plants and trees Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

124 A good Pathfinder will: Be conservation-minded Be careful with fire
Be clean in the out of doors Be considerate of property Try making up a club Pathfinder country code. This should help them the Pathfinders learn the Country Code, and feel ownership of their behaviour Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

125 3. 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 camp Theory and practical learning – GREAT TIME Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

126 Mobile 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 organised Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

127 4. Basic Components of Good Camping
Selection of site Water supply Firewood (if applicable) Sanitation Tenting and shelters Fire building Mess facilities Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

128 5. 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 nature Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

129 Objective 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 eternity Develops enquiring minds Nature is “God’s other book” Seeing, hearing and understanding Acquaintance with the Creator through creation Character development through study Make nature meaningful Conservation rather that destruction Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

130 Sabbath reflection of God God’s Provision
True wisdom (1 Kings 4:34) Sabbath reflection of God God’s Provision Understand worship of our creator Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

131 Nature Study methods Adventurous and thrilling
Practical observation, investigation or experimentation is what nature study is all about Bo it outside! Instructors must love nature, and guide discovery rather that foist learning Make collection (Club museum) Make graphics like charts and graphs Record data Use competition and games Get out and stay out (hikes and trips Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

132 Individual and group projects Build a club honour resources
Use a variety of books and videos Pathfinder Basic Staff Training


134 Section 8 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training
Drill and Ceremonies Section 8 Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

135 Objective To Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the benefits that a Pathfinder and Pathfinder Club can obtain through a program of drill and ceremonies To help Pathfinder leaders become confident in the ceremonial procedure connected with the Pathfinder Club


137 A 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?


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