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2014 International Pathfinder Camporee - Newsletter

November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


Greetings to all in the name of our Lord and Savior. During this holiday season let us count our blessings, and we have many. Even with our trials and tribulations we can, and will, endure because we know...Jesus.

He is our hope and our salvation. Jesus is our reason for living. Jesus is our...ALL.


Keep Looking Up,

Ron Whitehead, Director


International* Registration


Early bird rate ends in 36 days!

Hurry and register for your 2014 International Camporee tickets. The international* early bird registration rate is $175 and it is only open until January 1, 2012! To register please visit CYE.org.

The Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division has just recently registered for 30 tickets to attend the 2014 International Camporee! Please hurry and join them in registering for your tickets!

*International Clubs are those who live outside of North America.

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Outreach Story


The Newark Luzo-Brazilian Pathfinders and Adventurers made several appeals to use the East Side High School in the city of Newark, New Jersey on Sunday mornings. They gained the support of Augusto Amador, a city councilman, who helped the pathfinders and adventurers gain access to the school.

The clubs have turned this access into a witnessing opportunity, in which they invite the neighborhood kids to participate. "The community has been coming to us. The kids from non-Seventh-day Adventist denominations are talking about the club to their friends, and they are coming to us too," says Carla Santos, the director of both clubs. Please continue to keep these clubs in your prayers as they reach out to their community.

(Source: Visitor, July 2011)

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Birding Leaders Needed


We are looking for camporee birding leaders to take daily tours from the campground to the community. More Info: Contact Tibor Shelley, FFIC Daytime Program Director.

Bird Facts:

  • Birds are a lot like people. They need clean air, clean water; they need a healthy environment. If a bird population is declining, it's a sign that there's a problem.
  • There are over 47.5 million bird watchers.
  • Attu Island, Alaska, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Texas, and Savegre Cloudforest, Costa Rica are a few of the world's birding hot spots.

(Source: Deltaskymag.com, October 2011)

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Question and Answer


Q: Do all the tents for one club need to match in color and design?   - JG, Nevada

A: All you need is a good tent. The color does not matter. However, the size of the tent is important. Contact your conference director to see what they recommend.

Q: What are some statistics on pathfinders staying in the church as adults compared to those who were not pathfinders? - GT, Wisconsin

A: In the book, Why Our Teenagers Leave the Church, page 74 contains information on how youth participation in various church activities relates to retention 10 years later. Of the sample who were still in the church at the end of 10 years, 79% had been pathfinders. Of those who dropped out, 71% had been pathfinders. The difference is not large, but it is statistically significant. The reason we don't find large differences is that the majority of our teens do get involved in pathfinders whether or not they eventually remain in the church as adults.  "Therefore, keep pushing pathfinders, the most successful youth ministry the church has ever had," according to Dr. Roger Dudley at the Institute of Church Ministry.

Q: Where do I dump my leftover propane once the camporee is over? - VB, Michigan

A: We will have a propane dumping station located at the South enterance, where the RV dump stations are.  Please pencil in your calendar these times that the dump station will be open:

  • Saturday, August 16: Sundown - 12 midnight
  • Sunday, August 17: 6am - 10am

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