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Whittier Seventh-day Adventist Church We are a body of believers in the one true God who worship Him on the Sabbath. We are located in the heart of Whittier where we continually reach out to the members of our community.

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Adventurers/Pathfinders





Adventurer and Pathfinder Club Activities:

Next meeting afor both clubs will be February 4, 2017 at 2 p.m.
If your child is not a member of either club;
please take a moment to sign them up.

Contact Martha Cabadas for Adventurer's and
Angie Lopez for Pathfiders.






The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all families of children in grades 1-4 who agree to keep
the Adventurer Pledge and Law. 

  • Goals and Objectives
  • History of Adventurers
  • Philosophy of Adventurers
  • Pledge and Law
  • Mission Statement 
  • Club Uniform

What is an Adventurer
An Adventurer is a child in grades 1-4. Each Adventurer is a unique and special person. Still there are several characteristics which are typical of Adventurer-age children.

Characteristics of the Adventurer

Physical Characteristics

  • I have boundless energy
  • I am developing coordination

Mental Characteristics

  • I learn by doing
  • I am curious about everything
  • I understand what I can see and touch
  • I like variety

Socio-Emotional Characteristics

  • I am learning social skills
  • I am becoming more independent
  • I need success and approval from you
  • I am easily overexcited
  • I am very social

 

How to Respond

Please don't ask me to sit still for very long. I want to DO things.
Let me improve coordination through games and creative activities.
Don't just tell me things. Let me try them and get involved with them.
I do want to know about my world. Tell me in an interesting way.
Show me what you want me to know. Don't expect me to understand long explanations. 
Show me fun ways to use my good memory for a good purpose.
I like stories and inventing things.
Use many kinds of stories, songs, games, and activities.
Give me lots of chances to relate to others in my peer group.
Let me discover and do things by myself whenever possible.
Help me find things I can do well, and let me know that you approve of me.
I need structure and guidance to control my impulses and activities.
I love to play and talk with my friends.

Adventurer Pledge 

Because Jesus loves me, I will always do my best.

Adventurer Law

Jesus can help me to:

  • Be obedient
  • Be pure
  • Be true
  • Be kind
  • Be respectful
  • Be attentive
  • Be helpful
  • Be cheerful
  • Be thoughtful
  • Be reverent







If you are not yet a Pathfinder, join. If you are already a Pathfinder, stay. If you are a Pathfinder staff, parent or pastor,
thank you for all you do to make this ministry viable and relevant.

Introducing Pathfinders:

Who are Pathfinders?

Pathfinders 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.

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!

Joining a Local Pathfinders Club

Pathfinders is for those who are in the fifth (5th) grade or its equivalent through the eighth (8th) grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as "Junior" pathfinders,
and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as "Teen" Pathfinders.


The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program works closely with the Pathfinder program and is for high school students (grades 9-12).

Staff positions are available in many locations that offer adults the opportunity to make a difference for young people, develop friendships with fellow staff, learn more
about God's creation, and improve their training skills.

The Pathfinder Pledge & Law is an important part of Pathfinders. Thousands of Pathfinders each year learn and choose to abide by the requirements of the Pathfinder Pledge
and Law for the sole purpose of growing closer to their fellow men and women, and to their Creator.

Pathfinder Pledge and Law:

By the grace of God, I will be pure, and kind, and true. I will keep the Pathfinder Law. I will be a servant of God and a friend to man.

The Law is for me to:
Keep the morning watch
Do my honest part
Care for my body,
Keep a level eye
Be courteous and obedient
Walk softly in the sanctuary,
Keep a song in my heart,
Go on God's errand.