Grade for Requirements for Adventurers
Eligibility for being in Adventurers is based on the child being in grades 1st through 4th and not based on their age. The curriculum classes were created to meet the knowledge of the children in these grades.
Pre-Adventurer Age Children in Adventurers
Many parents are willing to help in Adventurer Clubs if their younger children can participate. To allow these children to join, the club must:
Include these children in registration and insurance.
Use the Little Lamb or Eager Beaver curriculum for these children, so they can participate in the club within their range of ability. These programs should have minimal structure and sufficient staff to work with the children on an individual basis. Their program should last no longer than one hour.
Pre-Adventurer age children should wear the appropriate T-shirt and scarf for the group.
The Little Lambs program is for preschool children, 3 to 4 years. Parents are welcome to do this program at home, but since 2002, it can be part of the Adventurer program if clubs wish to use it. Curriculum and supplies are available at the SECC Youth Ministries Department. This program has now been adopted and wil be maintained by the NAD Adventurer Committee. In the past it was developed by the Florida Conference. The new curriculum is available.
Eager Beavers is designed kindergarten age children, 5 year olds. Parents are welcome to do this program at home, but since 2003, it can be part of the Adventurer program if clubs wish to use it. A choice of curriculums and other supplies are available at the SECC Youth Ministries Department. This program is maintained by the NAD Adventurer Committee. The new curriculum is available.
Definition: Little Lambs are preschool age (2-4 years); Eager Beavers are pre-kindergarden and kindergarden (4-5 years), Adventurers are 1st grade to 4th grade (6-9 years)
- Submit an application, SECC Adventurer & Leader Registration/Application, to Youth Ministries Department annually (located in document center).
Looking Forward to Pathfinders
Adventurers look forward to the day when they will become Pathfinders. One of the goals of the Adventurer director and staff must be to keep the Pathfinder experience exciting and new by not infringing on their program. The Adventurer program is a unique, special and geared to the emotional and spiritual needs of this age child. Don’t let Adventurers miss this opportunity by pushing them into the pathfinder mold. Let them be Adventurers and let them look forward to being Pathfinders.