Pathfinder Club - Central Sentinels 

 

 

Welcome to the Pathfinder club page.

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pathfinder Inductee's for 2024:

Area Level PBE event (Feb 2024) in ABQ, NM (1st Place).

Pathfinder Fair 2024 - Central Sentinels

Drill demonstration - Pathfinder Fair 2024

Pathfinder Fair 2024 (Group Picture)

Click here to view entire video.

 

Year-in-Review 2024:

Click here to view the year-in-review video for 2023/2024 club year.

Do you have a friend interested in Pathfinders?  

Click here to access the online Pathfinder referral form.

 

Pathfinder of the Year (2024): Hailey Avery

 

Pathfinder Investiture 2024

 

Pathfinder Registration:

Early Pathfinder Registration for the 2024/2025 club year will begin on 18/19 May 2024

Parents can access registration forms here.

If you have any questions, contact Richard Wical (Director) or Jim Wilson (Deputy Director).

Inlow Baptist Camp:

The Texico Conference Pathfinder Fair is held at the end of each club year.  This is a mandatory event for all club pathfinders.  All staff and pathfinders must complete camp registration before attending this event.

Click here to download the Inlow Baptist Camp registration forms:

 

Dues: There are dues for club membership.  Details will be provided during registration.

Uniforms: Click link to view additional information about uniforms.

 

Click below links to view 2016 Update to uniform chart:

Uniform Shirt - Patches/Ribbons/Pins

Uniform Sleeves - Patches/Billet Stripe/Stars-Chevrons

Uniforms are owned by the individual person.  Club will provide uniform patches/badges on initial issue only.

Note: Club will not purchase or buy previously used staff/pathfinder uniforms.

Click here for additional uniform information.

Note: There are some uniform tops in the Pathfinders’ closet that new pathfinders and staff can purchase at a discount.  The club will help with those who are having financial burden in purchasing the class A uniform. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Opportunities to volunteer throughout this year are also available. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please let us know. More information can be provided if you are interested.

Needed: 

Counselors

  • Group Leaders - Responsible for Investiture Program instruction)
  • Counselors - Responsible for spiritual development of Pathfinders
  • Instructors - Responsible for honor activities
  • Outreach Coordinator - Responsible for community and holiday outreach activities in support of investiture programs.
  • Quartermaster - Responsible for care and feeding of the club.

Contact club leadership if you are interested in serving in any of these vital positions.

Not sure if you want to get involved or join Pathfinders, click here to watch a short video.     

Want more information, click here to view the Pathfinder About page.   

 

Staff Reimbursement:

All supplies and equipment are reimbursable through the established club reimbursement process. 
Contact the club treasurer for details.
Staff can access the reimbursement form here.

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Calendar: 2025

Note: The 2025 club year runs from Apr 2024 to Mar 2025.

Club Meeting Times: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Adventist Risk:

Any staff member who has not received their "Basic Pathfinder Staff " certification will be able to complete this training online at: 

https://www.ncsrisk.org/adventist/index.cfm? 

Staff Training (Online): 

There will be a an opportunity to complete "Basic Pathfinder Staff" certification on 25-26 May 2024.   

All Pathfinder staff must have completed their Adventist Risk background check and required training prior to working as a staff member for the club. 

https://www.adventistlearningcommunity.com/courses/nad-pathfinder-basic-staff-training

The purpose of this course is to provide online training for all new Pathfinder staff and those thinking of working with Pathfinders. This certification is intended to provide basic information about the purpose, structure and ministry of Pathfinders to individuals who are just starting out in Pathfinder ministry and have little or no prior experience with the program. It is highly recommended that this certification is earned before they begin their participation in Pathfinder ministry, although not required.

Staff who complete this training need to send a copy of their certificate of completion to the Director for accountability and pin award.

New Staff Training 2025: All new and current staff members are required to attend this training.  staff training will be held on 31 May 2024 via ZOOM from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Meeting will be sent via separate email closer to event date.

Pathfinder Evangelism Award:

Pathfinders and staff, the church will be hosting an evangelistic series from 1 Jun to 15 Jun 2024 at the church (Schedule details on the church calendar). 

To earn this award, Individuals must be a current Pathfinder or staff, attend at least ten meetings, participate in each meeting attended (see available jobs below), and wear their Pathfinder uniform to each meeting.

Contact Richard or Jim to sign-up to participate in this opportunity to serve during this series.

Scheduled speaker: Samantha Lee Perez Mitchell

Must complete four jobs from this list:

a. Be an usher

b. Pickup the offering

c. Assist in the children's meetings

d. Have scripture or prayer

e. Assist in the set-up/take-down of the meeting hall.

f. Hand-out the evening programs, brochures, etc.

g. Give a testimony of what Jesus has done for you recently

h. Be a greeter

i. Help operate a Pathfinder booth showing what the church has for it's young people

j. Invite a guest (non-SDA) to attend the meetings and host them throughout the meetings

k. Prepare a baked-goods table to share as gifts or samples for the attendees

l. Contact at least ten individuals (by phone or flyer) to attend the meetings

m. Participate in at least two Bible studies with at least one interest

Final International Pathfinder Camporee (IPC) Planning Meeting: The club will conduct its final IPC planning meeting on 9 June 2024 via ZOOM from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  All plans will be finalized to support this long planned activity.

Financial Closeout for 2024: All staff must have their reimbursement requests for the 2024 club year submitted to the treasurer NLT 16 Jun 2024

Note: Any 2024 requests received after this date will not be processed for payment.

Pathfinder Sabbath: The club is participating in a Pathfinder Sabbath on 29 June 2024.  This is a communion sabbath.  Pathfinders/Staff should wear their modified Class A uniform (without sash).  The sermonette will be provided by MG Richard Wical

IPC Campsite Setup (Practice): The club will be conducting a practice camp site setup on 30 Jun 2024 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided by the club.  Pathfinders registered to attend the IPC must attend this event. Questions, contact Steve Conyne, Jim Wilson, or Richard Wical.

Club Ministries Leadership Convention: The conference is hosting a Pathfinder leadership convention from 5-7 Jul 2024 in ABQ, NM.  Location is to be determined.  All Pathfinder leaders and staff are encouraged to attend.  Class A uniform is required for this event.

International Pathfinder Camporee: The club will be participating from 5-11 Aug 2024.  Detailed information will be posted as the departure date gets closer.  The club honor for this camporee is "Pin Trading".  Pathfinders must collect a pin from at least five different Pathfinders to complete this honor.  All camporee information is here:

https://www.camporee.org/

Honor Activity: The club will be participating in a "Water Sports" event at Navajo Lake at Doug Patterson's lake house.  This event is scheduled with a 23 Aug arrival at the lake.  Sabbath and Water activities Part 1 (Water Skiing and Wakeboarding) on 24 Aug.  Water Activities Part 2 (Powerboats and Kayaking), pack-up and depart on 25 Aug 2024.  The club will participate an honors swimming activity (BWS, BS, BS-A, IS, CWS, and Swimming) on during this trip to Navajo Lake.  Please wear appropriate swim attire.

Club Meeting #3: The meeting will be held on 15 Sep 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Puppetry - Part 1, Pin Trading, and Decoupage - Part 1.  

World Pathfinder Day: The club is participating in a World Pathfinder Day on 21 Sep 2024.  Pathfinders/Staff should wear their modified Class A uniform (without sash) and bring anyone they know who might be interested in joining the club.  Children's Story will be presented by the Pathfinder Puppet Troupe.  The sermon will be provided by MG Richard Wical.

Club Meeting #4: The meeting will be held on 29 Sep 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Knot Tying and Drilling & Marching practice.  

Outreach Activity: The club will support a community trash clean-up on 29 Sep 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Pathfinders/staff will wear their field uniform.  Contact Clyde Marlin for details. 

Outreach Activity: The club will support the Church Work Bee on 6 Oct 2024 from 9:00 to 1:00 PM.  Pathfinders/staff will wear their field uniform.  Contact Clyde Marlin for details. 

Pathfinder Induction Rehearsal: There will be an induction ceremony rehearsal on 11 Oct 2024 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities.

Pathfinder Induction Ceremony: The Induction ceremony will be held after church on 12 Oct 2024 starting at 1:00 PM.  Pathfinders and staff will be required to wear Class A uniform for this event. 

Club Meeting #5: The meeting will be held on 13 Oct 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Knot Tying &Bible Marking-Part 1.  

Club Meeting #6: The meeting will be held on 27 Oct 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Drilling and Marching and Decoupage - Part 2.  

Club Meeting #7: The meeting will be held on 3 Nov 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Knot Tying Bible Marking-Part 2.  

Outreach Activity: The club will support the Food Box activity on 3 Nov 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Pathfinders/staff will wear their field uniform.  Contact Clyde Marlin for details. 

Pathfinder Veteran Recognition Ceremony: The club will participate in a parade of service flags and veteran recognition ceremony on 9 Nov 2024.  This event will take place right after Sabbath School and just before the main worship service in the Sanctuary. (approximate start is 10:35 AM)  Pathfinders will wear modified class A uniform (no sash) for this event.  All veterans in the church are encouraged to attend this special event to be recognized for their service to our country.

Club Meeting #8: The meeting will be held on 17 Nov 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Camping Skills and PBE Practice 1

Outreach Activity: The club will support the Christmas Shoe Box activity on 17 Nov 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Pathfinders/staff will wear their field uniform.  Contact Clyde Marlin for details.

Pathfinder Sabbath: The club is participating in a Pathfinder Sabbath on 30 Nov 2024.  Pathfinders/Staff should wear their modified Class A uniform (without sash).  Children's Story will be presented by the Pathfinder Puppet Troupe.  The sermon will be provided by MG Richard Wical

Club Meeting #9: The meeting will be held on 1 Dec 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Knife/Hatchet Safety and PBE Practice 2.  

Club Meeting #10: The meeting will be held on 15 Dec 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Drilling & Marching and PBE Practice 3.  

Outreach Activity: The club will support the 1st Responder Cookie Box activity on 15 Dec 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Pathfinders/staff will wear their field uniform.  Contact Clyde Marlin for details. 

Winter Camping: The club will be spending a few days in great outdoors learning winter camping skills and winter hiking.  This event will be held from 17-19 Jan 2025 in the vicinity of the (Santa Fe).  Honor activities will focus on: Letter Boxing, Camp Cooking, Cross-country skiing, and Winter Camping.

Club Meeting #11: The meeting will be held on 26 Jan 2025 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Fire Safety and PBE Practice 4.  

Outreach Activity: The club will support the Health & Hygiene Kit activity in support of Joy Junction on 26 Jan 2025 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Pathfinders/staff will wear their field uniform.  Contact Clyde Marlin for details. 

Area PBE Event: The NNM Area Coordinator will be hosting the 2024 Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) area event on 1 Feb 2024 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Rio Grande SDA church, ABQ, NM.  Pathfinder/staff will wear their class A uniform with PBE cords.  This is a mandatory event for PBE team members, coaches, and leaders.

Honor Activity: There will be a stars observation at the Van Why house on 2 Feb 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Bring weather appropriate clothing.  This is a mandatory event for Friends and Explorers.

Club Meeting #12: The meeting will be held on 9 Feb 2025 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, First Aid Safety Fair, Uniform Inspection (Class A with PBE Cord on a hanger), and PBE Practice 4.  

Pathfinder Fundraiser Preparation: The club will support the "Gift Basket" assembly in preparation for the annual fundraiser on 14 Feb 2025 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Pathfinder Fundraiser 2025: The club Invites you to support the

Annual Club Fundraiser

This year’s fundraiser will consist of a:

Dinner / Auction / Pathfinder Family Feud

Join us for a night of fun.

Dinner will include a salad, entrée, drink, and dessert.

When15 February 2025 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Where: Albuquerque Central Seventh-day Adventist Church

Money collected will support the club and participation in the international camporee in 2024.

The event is open to all who want to support this great ministry.

For more information, contact:

Richard Wical or Jim Wilson

Club Meeting #13: The meeting will be held on 23 Feb 2025 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Knot Tying, and PBE Practice 5.  

Note: This is the primary date for the annual club inspection by the NNM Area Coordinator.  Pathfinders and staff will wear Class A with sash.

Conference PBE Event: The Texico Conference will be hosting the 2024 Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) conference event on 1 Mar 2024 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Rio Grande SDA church, ABQ, NM.  Pathfinder/staff will wear their class A uniform with PBE cords.  This is a mandatory event for PBE team members, coaches, and leaders.

Club Meeting #14: The meeting will be held on 9 Mar 2025 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Fair Event (Practice) & Bible Marking–Part 3  

Club Meeting #15: The meeting will be held on 23 Mar 2025 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the church. Pathfinders will need to wear their field uniform (PF T-shirt, short/long pants, sneakers) appropriate for scheduled activities. Activities will focus on investiture group work, Drilling & Marching, Heart & Circulation–Part 1

Note: The annual 2025 club inspection (Primary) is scheduled for this meeting.  Pathfinders will report in their class A uniform and change into their field uniform for the rest of the club meeting.

Note: All Pathfinder journals will be turned into their group leaders for evaluation.

Pathfinder Document Close-out: All Pathfinder journals will be turned into the club director as part of the end-of-year document close-out on 26 Mar 2024.

Master Guide Advisory Committee 2024: The senior leaders will assemble on 26 Mar 2025 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to review all pathfinder journals for investiture consideration.  MG Richard Wical, MG Abel Flores, and MG Merilyn Christianson are the committee members. All Group leaders and counselors must attend to support the Pathfinder journal reviews.

Pathfinder Sabbath: The club is participating in a Pathfinder Sabbath on 29 Mar 2025.  Pathfinders/Staff should wear their modified Class A uniform (without sash).  Children's Story will be presented by the Pathfinder Puppet Troupe.  The sermon will be provided by MG Richard Wical

Staff Meeting: 

6/9/24 (V), 7/12/24 (V), 8/23/24 (Lake), 9/15/24 (P), 10/10/24 (V), 11/3/24 (P), 12/1/24 (P), 1/10/25 (V), 2/9/25 (P), 3/9/25 (P)

Note: (V) stands for Virtual meetings using video chat application, (P) stands for Physical meeting at the church, (H) stands for hybrid (both physical and virtual).

Note: See church website calendar for details.