What does PATHFINDERS stand for?
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What does PATHFINDERS mean?
- The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide program organized and directed by the Youth Department of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people 10 to 18 years of age and is operated by the international Seventh-day Adventist church under the direction and control of the local conference youth director. There are Pathfinders all over the world. Pathfinder clubs are sponsored by a local Seventh-day Adventist Church or school and meet on a regular basis - often weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Annually, each conference will hold a large event known as a camporee where Pathfinders from throughout a local conference will come together to participate in events, activities, competitions, and religious meetings. Every so often a camporee is held during which clubs from a large area such as North American or South Pacific divisions come together and enjoy fellowship and do activities together. An estimated 38% of Adventist youth aged 18 and under "Are members of Pathfinders or a similar church-sponsored youth group", according to a 2002 worldwide survey of local church leaders. Activities include community service, camping, crafts, classwork, marching, Bible study, Seventh-day Adventist Church history, and leadership training. Staff to student ratio is said to be about 1:5, which the organization stresses as an important learning benefit for participants. Participants are children and teenagers aged 10–18, progressing through different ranks called class levels each year.