Adventurers and Pathfinders

An aerial photo of Pathfinders and Adventurers gathered together at the Newmarket-on-Fergus Campsite in May 2019

About Adventurers

Adventurer Club provides the opportunity for parents to learn and grow with their children.  Using arts & crafts, outdoor activities, camping & field trips, and by providing the chance for children to engage in community service projects etc, the club experience will enhance their natural abilities as well as open their eyes to a wider world view.

The Adventurer Club provides fun and creative ways for children.
1.      to develop a Christ-like character;
2.      to experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well;
3.      to express their love for Jesus in a natural way;
4.      to learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others;
5.      to discover their God-given abilities and to learn how to use them to benefit self and serve others;
6.      to discover God's world;
7.      to improve their understanding of what makes families strong;
8.      to develop parental support for the training of children.

Adventurer Curriculum:
6 years - Busy Bee; 7 years - Sunbeam; 8 years - Builder; 9 years - Helping Hand.
These build on the foundations of: Basic Learning, My God, Myself, My Family and My World.

Adventurer Pledge & Law:

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

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

The Pathfinder Club
For young people aged 10-15 years.
The club exists to develop the life skills and abilities of the children.  Pathfinders wear a uniform and have a pledge and law which serves as their code of conduct.
Sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK & Ireland, Pathfinders are part of a world-wide organisation with over 2.5 million members!

Life Skills
Pathfinders are encouraged to become responsible members of their community, to be willing to take on challenges, to be individuals, to work with others, to develop leadership skills and abilities, to care for their body and mind and to keep away from harmful substances.
The Pathfinder programme is centred around strong, ethical, moral and spiritual values based on the Christian faith.
However, young people from all faiths are attracted to the club and are encouraged to participate.

The course takes the children through a curriculum of learning: 10 years - Friends; 11 years - Companion;   13 years - Ranger; 12 years - Explorer; 14 years - Voyager; 15 years - Guide.
Many go on to become Master Guides at which point they take on local and regional leadership roles.

The honour system is the opportunity to develop skills and crafts in around 350 activities.  A badge is awarded which is sewn onto a sash.

Campouts are ever popular with the children and give the opportunity to learn and develop skills such as: map and compass work, camp craft, stars, pioneering, rope work, camp fires and outdoor cooking, nature studies, health and fitness and serving the local community. Every year there is a Pathfinder Camporee planned at a regional, national or international level.  This is a time when Pathfinders have fun meeting with others within this country or abroad.

Please contact Bogdan Stan or a church with a Pathfider club for more information. Contact details elsewhere on the page.

Adventurer and Pathfinder Sponsor

Pastor Ben Pontanar

Our main aim for the future is to bring as many children as possible to Christ and keep the ones we have in the Church. As directors, we all want to bring “the advent message to all the world in our generation” and we feel that we have a great responsibility on our shoulders, and that is the preparation of our youth. By God’s grace, we will continue the great work no matter who is going to lead, we have only one purpose, the salvation of our children.

Adventurer Club Badge and Logo. A blu badge with an image of a family walking down a winding road. A white cross stands at the destination.
Pathfinder badge and logo. A red triangle with a white shiled and a blue sword. The word Pathfinders printed at the top.

Adventurer and Pathfinder Clubs in the Irish Mission

Ballinacrow Pathfinder Club

Belfast Pathfinder Club

Cork Clovers

Drogheda Pathfinder Club

Dublin Dacians

Dublin Royals

Galway Pathfinder Club

Kilkenny Pathfinder Club

Longford Pathfinder Club

Newmarket Pathfinder Club