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2014 International Pathfinder Camporee - Newsletter

June 2013

Mission Trip to Belize


Pathfinders! Have you ever wanted to go on an Evangelism Mission Trip and hand out Bibles collected by Pathfinders?

Now you can! If you are a voice for God and love to speak to others about Jesus, our Pathfinder Mission trip to Belize is for you!

The trip will take place over the December 2013 holiday break. All you need to do is get your ticket to Belize and CYE take care of your food, housing, and ground transportation.

Space is limited, so sign up now!

For more information, Contact: Vern Byrd


FFIC Important Dates

  • Executive Advisory Committee Meeting - October 22, 2013 from 9am-12pm - CYE/Andrews University
  • Executive Advisory Committee Meeting - March 25, 2014 from 9am - 5pm - CYE/Andrews University
  • Arrival of Downline Directors and Associates in Oshkosh, WI -  April 20 , 2014 
  • Dowline Directors Meeting - April 21, 2014 from 9am to 5pm - Oshkosh, WI
  • Orientation 'Walk-around' - April 22, 2014 - Oshkosh, WI (Public is Welcome)
  • Meetings of Dowline Directors & Respective Staff - April 23, 2014 - Oshkosh, WI
  • Departure of Downline Directors & Associates from Oshkosh, WI - April 24, 2014

Urgent! Medical Volunteer Information Lost


If you are a medical volunteer and if you have previously contacted Pam Krueger regarding this service opportunity, please contact her again via email.

Pam’s computer recently had a problem and she has lost all Outlook information, including email addresses and contact information. She will need the email addresses of all medical volunteers to prepare for the 2014 camporee.

Please send a message to: kregfam@charter.net so that she can rebuild her email contacts. Thank you!

PAID ADVERTISEMENT-Travel Leaders Travel Agency


Travel Leaders is looking forward to welcoming the 2014 Pathfinder Camporee “Forever Faithful,” back to our wonderful city.
Oshkosh has seen many new additions since your last visit. We have expanded our river front with a beautiful boardwalk, added way too many roundabouts and renovated the downtown convention center hotel into a wonderful Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel offering  179 rooms, most with views of the Fox River, complimentary full breakfast, indoor pool and wireless internet. Complimentary transportation is being offered to visitors needing transportation to the camporee grounds. 

If you are in need of accommodations and would like to request a room rate at the
Best Western Premier Hotel, please visit our
Website: http://www.travelleadersoshkosh.com/Foreverfaithfulpathfinders.cfm

Visitors interested in renting a camper may contact the two companies below for
rates and availability.

1) Van Boxtel RV – Toll Free 888-831-5267
Website: http://www.appletoncamping.com/rentals.php

2) Appleton Camping Center – Toll Free 800-924-7566
Website: http://www.appletoncamping.com/rentals.php

    Travel Leaders
         Toll Free  -  800-289-3932

**This agency is independent and separate from Forever Faithful International Camporee.

Facilities Volunteers


Thinking of volunteering at the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee? Why not join the Facilities Team! The Facilities Team takes care of anything that affects the EAA facility.

This is where all the action takes place behind, and sometimes in front of, the scenes!

We have openings in all areas of the camporee:

  • Daytime Activities Set-up
  • Offsite Activities Set-up
  • Sign Set-up
  • Flag Set-up
  • Snow Fence
  • Parking Set-up
  • Hangar Set-up
  • Heavy Equipment (must be certified)

Volunteers are needed for the following dates:

  • Set Up Week - August 4-10, 2014
  • Run Week - August 11-16, 2014
  • Tear Down - August 7-20, 2014

For more information, Contact: Vern Byrd

International Host Clubs Needed


International guests from 60 or more countries will be attending the FFICamporee!  Would your club or conference be willing to host a group of international guests?

Host clubs provide tent lodging and food for the duration of the camporee, August 11-16, 2014.

Email your information to Ken Veal, International Host Coordinator.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Your name, position and contact information
  • Your club name and approximate number your club is registering for the Camporee.
  • Any preference for nationality.
  • Approximate number of international guests you could accommodate with your group.
  • List any languages one or more of your members speak fluently.


Ken will then contact you and provide more information. Hosting is an excellent opportunity to expand your club ministry to support Pathfinders around the world.

North American Host Club Needed for Belize Club


A North American host club is needed to host 20 Pathfinders from Belize. Belize is an English-speaking country located in Central America.

If you are willing to host or would like more information, Contact: Ken Veal, International Host Coordinator.

FFIC Theme Song Contest


It's not too late to enter the FFIC Theme Song Contest! The deadline for submissions to the contest is September 1, 2013.

If your submission is chosen, you could win:

- Two (2) free tickets to the camporee!

- The honor of having your music become the 2014 Forever Faithful International Camporee Official Theme Song!

For more information, Contact: Catrina LeSure

Ticket Prices


Regular Rate (March 31, 2011- January 31, 2014):

Pathfinders/Staff (ages 9+)* $195 U.S. - includes patch
Staff kids (ages 5-8)* $75 U.S. - includes patch
Staff kids (ages 0-4)* FREE - no patch
Day Passes $65 U.S. - no patch

*All ages are at the date of the camporee.

Over 3,000 Pathfinders are already registered! To see the registration report, click here.



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