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JOIN Us for our Annual Pathfinder Registraton & Enrollment
Sunday, Septermber 8, 2019 | 1pm - 3pm

It is that time again. Along with the new school year, we too begin our new Pathfinder year.
Our Pathfinder club will be very active in club meetings, in our Washington, DC Metro Area club events and in our Allegheny East Conference events as well.

We will hold regular club meetings on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays from 12:00 pm to 3:30pm. We will be adding a 2nd Sabbath/Saturday afternoon meeting to include Spiritual activities, going out in the local neighborhoods passing out our ‘Steps To Christ’ books and to engage other youth. On the 2nd Saturday meeting during Sabbath worship, Pathfinders will be expected to wear their CLASS-A uniforms for worship and for our meetings.

We will ramp up our involvement in local Community Service and Youth Evangelism this year as well. We will be fully activating our Basic Drill team, a new Color Guard team, and a new Drum Corp team. We will commit a team to this year’s Pathfinder Bible Experience (P.B.E.) competition and prayerfully the Bible Bowl as well. But most importantly, we will be striving to ensure that our Pathfinders are all 100% invested during this year. This means, that the more important part of this ministry, - the class Investiture journal and curriculum, will be the main focal point of our class sessions, honors and meetings. The areas of study emphasized in those journals are everything our Pathfinders need to become young Christians whom are not afraid to tell others about their Faith in Jesus. It also helps them become well-rounded citizens of society.

Our church motto is “Loving God Completely and others unconditionally.” It’s on the backs of our Pathfinder shirts and it is part of all that we do as Pisgah. It has been for years. This Pathfinder Year, we will walk in Faith by God’s word in Mark 12: 30-31 (NKJV) “ ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” The 5 year emphasis for our conference is “Keys To The Kingdom” and the Oshkosh 2024 theme is “Believe The Promise” Our Goal is to get back to the basics of our Church’s mission: get our young people out in the community and through youth evangelism, show them the character and love of Christ.

You can prepare for Registration by downloading the enrollment documentation
and application via either of the links below.

Google Docs: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q7QHvdpyw388xZ1GxvRkinXam5NUcHeU 

OneDrive: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhFVZyV3HtXyj9wyMbTPPzfLarB-lQ

 

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Thank You to Everyone who helped our club experience the
2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
We truly enjoyed what it means to be CHOSEN!

Three of our Pathfinders were baptised, taking their stand with Jesus Christ.
Wesley Latta, Naylane Matheson & Drake Brown.

One of our Pathfinders was named Confenence Pathfinder of the Year.
Wesley Latta.
 
Please check back. Pictures and Vidoes coming soon.


The Pathfinder Bible Experience

The Pathfinder Bible Experience is the Official North American Division Pathfinder Bible study program.
Some affectionately call the program Bible Bowl. Each year, teams of six club members study a book of the Bible
(alternating Old Testament and New Testament), memorizing large portions of God's word.

There are four levels of competition - Area, Conference, Union, and Division.

Your Pisgah Scorpions & The Breath Of Life Buccaneers PBE teams took part in the Metro Area level round
and both teams have advanced to the Conference level round.


This Next Round is taking place February 23, 2019
at Metropolitan SDA Church & Activity Center.
6307 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

There will be Worship Service, Lunch and the PBE event begins at 3:30pm.
Guest Speaker is Pastor Patrick Graham.

Please continue to pray & support our youth!


 

Our Pisgah Scorpions Pathfinder Day
took place on December 8, 2018!

OUR GOD IS AWESOME!!!

Well, it was an incredibly emotional Pathfinder Day to say the least... The kids inspired us as young leaders by leading out in all areas of worship service. Our Color Guard opened things up Patriotically and Pathfinders & MasterGuides marched in unison to the Cadence set by the awesome Metropolitan Metrolites Drum Corp as they played with precision. Thanks to Victor Marcelle for getting them here. We heard an incredible, heart-filled and inspiring appeal given by Associate Area Coordinator for the Metro Area Adventurer Clubs, Sis. Cheryl Sellow. Our prayer is that someone answers the call to lead our Adventurers here at Pisgah. Six of our Pathfinders were invested, including the two sons of our AEC Executive Coordinator, Genny SmallMoore, as she read to them the Investiture charge with tears of Joy. Those same gifted young boys played & sang a beautiful Special Music presentation. I gave respect & recognition to all those Pathfinder leaders whom came before me because they are the true unsung heroes for our Youth. The Youth Praise & Worship team sang beautifully like angels. God put a message on Pastor Novella D. Smith 's heart and we were truly Blessed by an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Fellowship Meal was lovely. Our AY Program was fun and Brother Jay Moore gave us an inspiring word on building up our "Chosen" young people for God. We visited one of our legendary Adventurer & Pathfinder leaders in our time, Brother Frank Weedon. And ended the day having a fun dinner social at a great place: Foster's Grill in Waldorf. Thank you to all our visitors & visiting Pathfinder clubs, our Area Coordinator, Regina Carter Wright, our Pastor, my staff, our Church Leaders, ministry volunteers and supporters, our Parents and everyone who supports our youth. Thank you all. - Director Los


Here are a few pictures from the Investiture.

We Are Pathfinder Strong!


 


Information About Joining The Pisgah Scorpions Pathfinders

Pisgah Scorpions Pathfinder Club Logo 

Pathfinders "those who go ahead and discover or show others a path or way." are a Worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.

Thank you for visiting our page.
We are happy that you have an interest in our youth ministry. Please read on and our hope is that you find here the information you need.

We Are The Pisgah Scorpions of the Pisgah Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We are in the Allegheny East Conference, under the Columbia Union Conference 
of the North American Division of the World General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Churches.

Our Goal is to build up our youths in our church and community with a Spiritual foundation of knowing Jesus Christ and understanding God's Word in the Bible.
ANY youth between the ages of 10 - 15, (5th - 10th grades) of any denomination or none at all, are encouraged to join our organization.
We also have a Teen Leaders in Trainng (T.L.T.) program for youths aged 16-18, (11th & 12th grades).

Our Objectives include helping develop our youths to be responsible and mature individuals and leaders in the church ministries and our communities by mentoring them through fellowship, worship, outreach and service as well as teaching them discipline, etiquette and proper conduct.

We engage our youths with many character-building activities including, but not limited to: Team Building Exercises, Leadership Training, Retreats, Camping & Survival Skills, Community Service & Outreach, Honors Training (with awards given in the form of a patch upon successful completion) which include areas like Arts & Crafts, Health, Science, House & Home, Nature, Vocational, Outreach & Recreation.

To join Our Club, please contact Carlos J. Shaw @ PisgahSDAChurch.MD@gmail.com or 202-306-3559.
See the links on the right of this page for our registration & enrollment forms.
Our Registration fee is $10.00.

We have formal events where we wear a uniform much like the Boy/Girl Scouts.
There are some additonal fees for these as well as nominal costs for certain events.

This year, we have annual dues of $40 per pathfinder. A discount applies to families with two pathfinders ($65 for two) and three Pathfinders ($90 for three).
Dues can be paid anytime between August 2018 and due before the last day of May, 2019.


Our club calendar year follows the school year from August to July.
We meet at our Church and the schedule for the 2018-2019 year is every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday of the month, from 12 Noon to 1:30 pm.

We expect youth to be on time and ready to learn and experience the Spirit of Pathfindering. We have a code of conduct and a discipline action plan and thus we expect all youth to adhere to these basic rules to ensure everyone has a very rewarding experience with our club.

We hope that you would allow your child the opportunity to learn and grow with us.

See the Links on the Right Navigation Menu to Learn More Information about Pathfinders.
See the information below to see images and news about happenings with our club.

Have A Blessed Day!


2017 - 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

I thank God and give Him the Glory for everything He has done to further the Pathfinder Ministries Worldwide. I pray that my Lord & Savior will continue Blessing our young people and keeping them forever close to Him and sharing His love to others! It was an Awesome, Inspiring, Tiring, Spirit-led & Rewarding Pathfinder Sabbath Program as well as a fun-filled Pathfinder Community Fun Day. Thank you to my staff, our many church leadership supporters, all of our parents, and everyone whom has had a hand in making our Pathfinder Ministry here at Pisgah a success in these last 2 years that I've been our Pathfinder Director. We could not have done this without all of your support. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. God Bless You All!

Please enjoy this video with a few highlights from our 2017-2018 year!

 


2018 - 2019 Registration and New Member Enrollment Program


The Pisgah Scorpions Pathfinder Club are pleased to announce its 2018 - 2019 Annual Pathfinder Registration & Enrollment. This year's program will take place on Sunday, August 12, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. We welcome back all returning Scorpions as well as any youth whom would like to join our club. Any and all youth between the ages of 10 - 15 are invited to join. (Youths 9 years of age can also join if their 10th birthday falls between August 2018 - July 2019.) All teens ages 16 - 18 are also encouraged to join our club as part of our Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program.

 

Parents must join us with your children as we outline our goals and objectives for the year as well as get all of the application paperwork completed. Please note that the Health form must be notarized and we will have a notary at the program to do so. You may also complete the paperwork in advance and bring your documents in with you along with your notarized health form(s). See the links on the right of this page for our registration & enrollment forms.

Lastly, we are inviting all Parents whom would like to volunteer any amount of time during our club year to assist with various duties. We need LOTS of volunteers! We accept volunteers, even if you can only give an hour, but of course we need help year round. Just let us know when you are available to volunteer your time to help our Pathfinders this year. Our youth can greatly benefit from your many awesome talents. Volunteers can help with anything from teaching an honor, showcasing a career expertise to being a field trip chaperone. Please consider volunteering. Please note that all Volunteers and Staff working with children and youth in the Adventist Churches MUST complete an online video training and a background check through Church Conference's Verified Volunteers program.To do so, please visit: http://hesaidgo.com/verified-volunteers. You may also get more information on the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventist's Website Here: http://www.childmin.org/childrens-safety.

 

THIS Pathfinder Year's Focus: "ALL ROADS LEAD TO OSHKOSH!"
The International Pathfinder Camporee will be taking place in August 12-17, 2019 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and we will be part of this momentous event. Every 5 years, 50,000 Pathfinders from around 100 countries come to play, share, learn and worship together. It's an opportunity of a lifetime; sure to strengthen your relationship with God.  This year's theme is "CHOSEN." We will be focusing our efforts on lots of fundraising events this year to have everything we need for the camporee. For more information, please visit http://www.camporee.org.

We are excited to begin this new year. We learned a lot from last year and are ready to implement some new and great things this year to create an even better Pathfinder experience for our youth. Please spread the Good News! Thank You. God Bless You.

 

"But you are a chosen generation...who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." ~ I Peter 2:9 NKJV

 


 

Pisgah Scorpions at the 2018 AEC Pathfinder Fair

June 21 - 24, 2018

This year's theme for the AEC Pathfinder Fair was Building Character To Be "Chosen" - Good Samaritan. I am pleased to announce we placed 8th overall out of 43 registered clubs! We earned 1st place for the Metro Area in the Campsite Inspection category. We received a perfect score for our Parade march. We earned a 2nd place for our Basic Drilling & Marching skills. We placed pretty well in the Pack, Pitch & Strike, Fire Building, Orienteering, Theme Emphasis Skit & First Aid skills events. To top it all off, our very own Jacob Moore received the Conference Pathfinder Of The Year Award. This adds to his existing recognition of Pathfinder Of The Year for our Club this year. I am so very proud of all of our Pathfinders. Please join me in congratulating ALL of them. This was my 2nd time as club Director and many of our currentl club members as well. We also had a few of our kids whom experienced their first Pathfinder Fair. I also have to give a very special Thank You to our Sales Mall Team: Maceo & Lori Hart, Cerise Shaw, Ronnita Green, Alice Freeman, Susanna Robin, Carlise Shaw, Fleada Scott, Clara Shaw and everyone on hand who helped as well as everyone else who donated food & money to support our club fundraiser. Special Shout Outs go out to ALL of you who trained, supported, assisted, taught, cheered and rooted for us along the way! Please enjoy some of the pictures  below. Be sure to visit our FB page to see all of the pictures from the Fair.

 

SALES MALL FUNNIES: Take a look at some of these funny videos from the Sales Mall

Singing The Pathfinder Song!

Carlise - The Lit Sales Rep

Carlise - Up-Selling on 100+

 

 



 Congratulations to our Pathfinders Of The Year: Simone (2nd year) & Jacob!

 

The Scorpions Attend The Metro Area Skills Empowerment Weekend
Watkins Park & Go Ape Zip Line Adventure Park, May, 2018

From Spiritual Devotion & Prayer to Fire Building Skills & Camp Fire Safety to Marching & Drilling disciplines to First Aid to Pack, Pitch & Strike to Knot Tying to Orienteering to the Drill Down, our Pathfinders had lots of training in preparation for the AEC Pathfinder Fair and ultimately, the 'latter rain'. We teamed up with First SDA Church in our activities and had a great day of skills empowerment. We endured rainy weather and flooded terrain, but we thank God in all things.

We are Pathfinder Strong! #PathfinderStrong... #WeAreScorpions...

See more of our pictures on our Facebook page by clicking this link here: Metro Area Skills Empowerment Weekend


 


Youth Praise & Worship Ministry are also our Pathfinders

 

Please Visit Our Facebook Group Page HERE
To See More Images & Videos

SPECIAL THANKS TO...

 

      

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