Plan to join Pathfinders from the western United States and Hawaii on October 4-8, 2017 at Lake Skinner! Lake Skinner is nestled in the rolling hills of Winchester, CA, a few short miles east of Temecula. Days will be filled with fun activities, honors and events. Each night you will be inspired as our guest speaker, Pr. Meshach Soli, talks on the them “One Way – Jesus.”
Your Pathfinder Fair committee strives to make the Fair interesting for Pathfinders as well as visitors. Special events may vary year to year, but Drill Downs and Drill Teams remain popular. A team has done research on the Pathfinder Drill as we have noticed a slight breakdown in the consistency of the Pathfinder Drill in our conference. Therefore, a document, Pathfinder Club Drill: Clarifications, was developed to help clarify and is included in this section. Continue reading →
The Pathfinder Parade is the beginning of the Fair activities, starting at 9:00 am.
Come prepared to have a float in the parade and help to make this year’s parade the best and most colorful ever. The floats will be judged during line up so that your float can display its ribbon during the parade. Floats should be a Pathfinder project, with club members designing, building and decorating. Judging begins at 8:30am at line-up site. Floats will receive either a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ribbon. Points are not added to yearly points. Continue reading →
It is the responsibility of each one to pick up after themselves and take care not to damage trees, lawn or flowers. No nails, staples, or tape are to be placed in or on the wood or metal covering the parking area where the Food Booths are located. Do not dump trash, oil, or other liquids onto ground or bushes. Continue reading →
Tables are set up in the Assembly Room (registration area) for personal displays. We request that you keep these displays to Pathfinder AY honors and share your collections in a neat and creative way. Each person is to fill out the information card and place with their display telling the club name, collector’s name, age (if you are over 21 list adult as your age) and the title of the display. Please remember to fill out and keep your part of the claim ticket so you can pick up your display without hassle. Items will not be released until after 3:00 pm. Continue reading →
E. FOOD BOOTH – Your club will be eligible for a food booth ONLY if you also have a display, participation, or event booth and have had an Inspection and a Pathfinder Day during the year.
Each club is encouraged to offer food for sale at the Pathfinder Fair. This is a great time to involve parents and church members in helping and supporting their youth. Your club Food Booth may be able to finance your Fair expenses, but remember that there are things more important than monetary gain. Continue reading →
Clubs will be eligible for a booth ONLY if they have had an Inspection and a Pathfinder Day during the year.
ALL Booths must pay a $50 refundable, cleaning deposit fee for each booth. Deposit(s) is paid by cash or check during the onsite registration on the day of the event. The deposit(s) will be returned if booth(s) area is clean upon inspection by a county coordinator after closing ceremonies. After closing ceremonies coordinators will inspect each booth. If the booth(s) area is clean, a ‘clean’ ticket will be issued by the coordinator for each booth. Bring these tickets to registration area to receive the deposit(s). If booth(s) are is not clean, the deposit(s) will be surrendered. Finally, if my club chooses not to have a booth(s), it must be cancelled by the Monday before Fair or the deposit(s) will be forfeited.Continue reading →
Pathfinder Day is a day each year when the club is featured in the church service. Pathfinder Day is a special time for recognition and encouragement; a day to strengthen support from the church and Pathfinder families. By having a Pathfinder Day program in your church, you are giving your Pathfinders a greater sense of belonging to the family of God. Your pastor is responsible for the church service and the extent of Pathfinder participation is his decision. Ask your pastors what they would like to see happen that will help to make this Pathfinder Day a total church ministry. Continue reading →
The Pathfinder Investiture Service is the annual service where Friend through Master Guide pins are presented. At most Investitures, the AY Honors from the last quarter are also presented plus other awards such as Reading Course Certificates, Good Conduct Ribbons, and Pathfinder of the Year Awards. Most clubs present honor patches as they are completed throughout the year (first quarter honors in are December). Continue reading →