Activities

Dear Old Aunt Alma

Pathfinders are given a fictitious Will from a former devoted church member, inviting them to use a $15,000 gift for the Church. They are to determine how the money will be spent.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  • Identify various ministries and responsibilities of the Church
  • Create an expenditure priority list
  • Discuss problems encountered in the process of negotiation
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Daniel for 10

Pathfinders take on the challenge of eating as Daniel did for ten days.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. State three benefits of healthy eating to the body
  2. Identify healthy foods
  3. Accept the challenge to eat as Daniel did for a ten day period
  4. Identify the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of such a decision
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Campaign: Stewardship

Pathfinders develop short advertising promotion to increase awareness about the true meaning of stewardship.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Research the biblical concept of stewardship
  2. Develop a creative ‘promotion’ designed to increase the profile of true stewardship
  3. Work harmoniously towards a common goal
  4. Show the ability to organise one’s self for the good of the project
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Danger: Combat Zone

Pathfinders cover themselves in armour and then become involved in a ‘war’. The importance of necessary armour for protection in ‘Spiritual warfare’ is explored.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Explore the concept of spiritual armour
  2. Recognise the reality of the ongoing battle between God and Satan
  3. Examine biblical references to spiritual armour
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Camp Sneak

Two camp teams spend the weekend searching for the location of the other team, then attempt to discreetly observe them without being observed themselves.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Demonstrate creative use of bush skills
  2. Demonstrate sportsmanship and fair play
  3. Identify a spiritual lesson from this experience
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Bottom Line Christianity II

This worship experience flows on from ‘Bottom Line Christianity I’ and explores what a Christian ‘looks like’ and how we can develop our relationship with Christ.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Review a number of basics of Christianity
  2. Reflect on the degree he/she has allowed God into his/her life
  3. Formulate a list of good ways to encourage spiritual growth
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Camping Logbook

Pathfinders prepare their own Logbook before a camp. This Pursuit will be a prerequisite for any Pathfinder camp.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:
1. Prepare a notebook as a camping log
2. Display tables and information relating to the camp
3. Accept responsibility for completion of the logbook

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Bottom Line Christianity I

Pathfinders get to the ‘bottom line’ of what a Christian ‘looks like’ in this worship Pursuit.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Describe the differences between how Jesus would act and how we sometimes act
  2. Explore ways he/she can be more like Christ
  3. Identify obstacles to being Christ-like
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Camp Challenge

Pathfinders participate in a two-day camp where their camping and survival skill are challenged with initiative tasks. NOTE: THERE IS A ONE HOUR ANTICIPATED TIME FOR EACH TASK… Although actual time will vary

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Follow instructions
  2. Identify and implement action based on a group decision
  3. Use lateral thinking in a problem solving situation
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Boiling Hot

Pathfinders race to boil a set amount of water using different types of stoves. In the process of this task, the benefits and dangers of the various stove types also explored.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Demonstrate a responsible use of this potentially dangerous element.
  2. Discern fact from opinion.
  3. Identify and evaluate data from evidence in order to make an informed judgement.
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