Activities

The World in a Food Bag (Food part 1)

Pathfinders examine a bag of groceries to find out where our food comes from.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Explore the origin of a range of foods.
  2. Acknowledge that in Australia most people have to buy their food from shops, and that they need money to do so.
  3. Demonstrate the global diversity of the origins of the food on our supermarket shelves.
  4. Develop awareness that many of the poorer countries of the world are contributing to feeding us.
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The Yay-Yuck Man

Participants will create a mime to the story of “The Yay-Yuck Man” (outlined in Appendix) for performance in a context of their choice.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Show respect for the ideas of others
  2. Discuss the value of courage
  3. Plan, produce and perform a mime to ‘The Yay-Yuck Man’
  4. Make a commitment to courageous decision-making and a decision to do their best in every venture in life.
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The ‘YEA’ Crowd

The Pathfinder participants become “The YEA Crowd” (Young Energetic Artists) and create monthly Bulletin Boards for the Church foyer for a period of three months.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Work together towards a group consensus of ideas
  2. Show the ability to organise one’s self for the good of the project
  3. Demonstrate care in work
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Time Tested

Pathfinders create a time capsule, to be buried for a period of one year. Lists or symbols identifying the type of person they would like to be in one year’s time are placed within the box: their achievements, the direction of their inner growth, their priorities, interests, goals to have been reached in different areas of their lives…

They will also outline strategies that will assist in the realisation of these goals.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Discuss life values
  2. Identify personal goals
  3. Select symbolic items for the capsule
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The R.O.I.L. Family

Pathfinders become secret members of the R.O.I.L Family
(Reaching Out In Love) and perform progressive acts of service to Church members, who then become part of the ROIL family and assist with future ventures.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Express care for others through an act of service
  2. Practice kindness
  3. Work together as a team to reach a goal
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The Giraffe Project

Pathfinders select a topic they’re willing to stick their neck out over and participate in a debate on the topic.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Experience the feeling of standing alone
  2. Assess their own personal ‘courage quotient’
  3. Participate in a debate which on a topic chosen by the group
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The Great Games Regatta

The Great Games Regatta is designed for a games session on a Club night or a Camp. It encourages both a creative exploration of traditional games using nontraditional equipment, and traditional equipment in nontraditional games.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Demonstrate positive sportsmanship
  2. Develop hand-eye coordination
  3. Work successfully together as a team
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The Great Spatula Award

Pathfinders participate in a round of friendly competition to create a gourmet vegetarian meal in a attempt to earn the prestigious ‘Spatula Award’.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:
1. Give attention to detail as the cooking process is demonstrated
2. Follow directions in cooking the selected recipes
3. Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the visual appeal of food with the presentation of the dishes
4. Demonstrate cleanliness and orderliness throughout the cooking process, from preparation through to clean up

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The Journey…

Pathfinders create a storyline of the major events and influences in their life.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Actively listen to others
  2. Recall life experiences
  3. Share personal thoughts with the group
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The Lord’s Prayer Hunt

Pathfinders seek to find items from the environment which reflect every phrase in the Lord’s Prayer.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Interpret ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in a new way
  2. Select natural items to represent spiritual phrases
  3. Reflect on the challenges of the Pursuit
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