Activities

Call in the Mediators

Pathfinders work as a team to ‘mediate’ a problem between two groups of people.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Recall the process of mediation
  2. Resolve a conflict
  3. Demonstrate skills of listening and reflecting
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Body Beauitiful

Young women are targets of the media through distorted body images. Through reflection and participation in a discussion, Pathfinder girls will learn how their self-image is linked to eating disorders.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Listen and reflect on the story “About Gloria”
  2. Participate in a discussion on the media, self-worth and body image
  3. Be able to identify the symptoms of an eating disorder, and know where to get help
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Bible Celebrities

A person is selected and attempts to guess the name of the Bible Character whose name is written on their head. To offer clues, the audience can answer only ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to their questions.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  • Maintain levels of fair play and co-operation
  • Synthesize information to identify various
  • Bible characters Discuss the benefits of fun in the Christian life
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Being Filled…

Pathfinders make kites and investigate parallels to being filled with God’s Spirit.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Make a kite
  2. Describe the kite’s capabilities once filled with wind
  3. Explore spiritual lessons from this experience
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Be Amazed!

Pathfinders create a maze for a mouse and watch as it ‘fumbles’ in its decision making along its path. The parallels of God’s perspective compared to ours are then discussed.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Explain how people can feel ‘lost’ without God’s guidance in their lives
  2. Describe how God’s view is like the one we have of the mouse
  3. Recall a situation in which they were too close to the problem to see things clearly
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BC Expo

In this Pursuit, Pathfinders learn the life skills of people from a number of Biblical eras. They then demonstrate these skills for the church or wider community in an ‘Expo’ event.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Examine lifestyles and occupations of various Bible characters
  2. Reflect on leadership skills and group dynamics in the achievement of this Pursuit
  3. Demonstrate an ancient life-skill in an organised ‘Expo’
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Barnabas Box

Pathfinders create and manage a Barnabas Box – a box which will act as a mail service of encouragement within the church for a specified period of time. Messages of encouragement will be invited from church members, placed in the box and delivered by the Pathfinders.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Express encouragement to another person
  2. Accept responsibility for following through with an assigned task
  3. Fulfill all responsibilities assigned
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Balloon Volleyball

Pathfinders play a version of volleyball with a balloon. Each time the balloon is hit, names from a preselected Bible category are called out.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Revise Bible knowledge
  2. Demonstrate good sportsmanship
  3. Participate positively in the activities
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Bad Hair Night

Pathfinders celebrate being together in a session of games and activities which involve hair. It is designed to reinforce the important truth that fun, laughter and joy are an integral part of living life as a Christian.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Participate ‘fairly’ in all games
  2. Discuss attitudes towards ‘fun’
  3. Reflect on God’s attitude toward our appearance
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Baby – Don’t – Sit!

Pathfinders baby-sit a child under the age of 6 years for several conscious hours, with a prepared program of activities, not using TV, video or computer games.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. State 4 characteristics of children
  2. Identify the needs and interests of a child, based on their age and personality
  3. Baby-sit a child with the help of activities planned by you
  4. Make a positive contribution to the life of a child
  5. Practice responsibility
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