Pathfinders

Welcome to the Pisgah Scorpions Pathfinder Club:

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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
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SPECIAL THANKS TO...

 

      

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