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 is often referred to as a Seventh-day Adventist Co-ed Boy Scouts program. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people 10 to 15 years of age (and older) and is operated by local Seventh-day Adventist churches, under the direction and control of a local Conference Youth Director. Sligo Pathfinder Club is the local expression of the Pathfinder organization for the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.
Sligo Pathfinders are a part of the worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Young people, grade 5 and above, of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization. Pathfinders meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings, and on other scheduled activities days.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
- Camping & camping/survival skills
- Grade appropriate leadership training
- Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
- Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules.
- Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!
The Adventurer Club is open to all families of children in grades 1-4 to develop a Christ-like character, to experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well, to express their love for Jesus in a natural way, to learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others; to discover their God-given abilities and to know how to use them to benefit self and serve others, to improve their understanding of what makes families strong. The Adventurers meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings, and other scheduled activities days. Call the Sligo Church office at 301-270-6777 for more information.