Monday, July 24, 2017

Upcoming Events

Teen Training Orientation (Voyager and Ranger Class) is Sunday, August 13 from 10:00 to 12:00 pm in the Juniors Sabbath School Room.

Pathfinder Registration and Parent Orientation will be Tuesday, August  15 from 6:00  to 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.   

First meeting is Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm in the small Fellowship Hall.

Director's Geoffrey & Vivian Smith

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Last Pathfinder Meeting

We have our last meeting this Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 pm in the Large Fellowship Hall.  Unit in charge of Opening Exercises is the Learning Leopards Unit.

You will have an opportunity to pick up your journals that you turned in along with the patches you earned if you were not at Investiture.  All Pathfinders still have an opportunity to work on their Progressive Classwork during the summer to finish your journals.  You also can work on any Advanced Classwork to earn the Advanced Ribbon Bar.
Directors Geoffrey & Vivian

Friday, May 19, 2017

Pathfinder Fair Details

May 21, 2017

8:00 am
  • Be sure all are in CLASS A DRESS UNIFORM and that you are on your way to the Parade line-up area with banner, flags, and float.
8:30 am
  • Check that each Pathfinder is ready for the parade. Give final instructions (eyes right, etc.) for parade.
8:45 am
  • PARADE BEGINS - ready or not!
  • Teens should go to the end of the parade after marching with their club to march with the Teen Coordinators.
  • When you reach the end of the parade route take your guidons and banner to your booth. You will be directed where to park your float. The Pathfinders and staff are to gather at the assembly area. U.S. and Pathfinder flag bearers need to fall in behind their County Banner.
  • Please help the Pathfinders to be quiet and respectful during opening ceremonies.
11:00 am
  • Participate, eat and look.
  • Judging begins - be sure your flags are in your booth. Make sure your Pathfinders are manning the booth 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Have your Drill Team ready for entry at designated area. Have Drill Down Pathfinders in the proper area ready to participate.
1:40 pm
  • Gather club at assembly area.
1:45 pm
  • Closing Ceremonies. All Pathfinders and staff to attend together. ONLY the Club director or Deputy director is to pick up club awards and or trophies.
Marching In the Parade
Attention to the following detail will help make your club look great!
  1. Keep a distance of about 50 feet between your club and the club in front of you.
  2. All lines and files straight, uniforms complete and looking sharp, eyes straight ahead.
  3. All Pathfinders and staff in step.
  4. Sharp column movements at corners.
  5. Correct reviewing stand procedure, EYES RIGHT, as described on page 23 of the Pathfinder Drill Manual.
EXAMPLE – This movement is used at parades when the Pathfinder club is marching past the reviewing stand. It is executed when the director, without turning their body, commands EYE, RIGHT. The command is given when the Director is six steps from the front the reviewing stand.
When the command RIGHT is given, each Pathfinder, except the right flank, turns head and eyes to the right at an angle of 45-degrees until the command FRONT is given. At the command EYES, RIGHT, the director turns his head and eyes right and renders PRESENT ARMS. The guidon bearers execute PRESENT ARMS. At the command EYES, RIGHT, the Pathfinder Flag is dipped to a 45-degree angle. NEVER dip the National Flag.
Six steps after the club has cleared the reviewing stand, the command READY, FRONT, is given and head and eyes face front.
Parade line up
Clubs will line up within their county according to the order given on the line up sheet. This information will be posted at the registration table on the day of the Fair.
The order within each club will be:
  1. Club banner
  2. Flag Bearers
  3. Director and Pastor
  4. Drill Instructor to the right of guidon bearers
  5. Pathfinders-small clubs may march in columns of two or three abreast rather than four as shown
  6. Staff follow Pathfinders
  7. Float and other entries bring up the rear
B     F     D     x o o o o o o s s
B     F             x o o o o o o s s      Float
B     F             x o o o o o o s s
B     F     P      x o o o o o o s s
B= flag      F=Flag bearers      D=Director      P=Pastor
x=Guidon Bearers      o=Pathfinders      s=Staff      +=drill Instructors
Director’s Inspection
At 8:45 am each director should inspect their club, on the parade assembly area, to be sure that all is ready for the parade to begin.
  1. Are slides secure and scarves straightened?
  2. Are Pathfinder sashes under the epaulet and buttoned? (or use safety pin)
  3. Are flag bearers in proper position?
  4. Do the club banner carriers know where to carry the banner so it will not drag? Do they know how to judge a distance of 50 feet and how to mark time when they get too close to the next float?
  5. Do your Pathfinders know how to execute eyes, right?
  6. Do flag bearers know how to execute eyes, right?
  7. Is your float ready?
  8. At the end of parade, Pathfinders are to go to assembly area, The US and Pathfinder Flag bearers are to take their flags behind their County Banner. (Staff to take Club Banner and other flags to booth)
 Pathfinder teen leaders/counselors should go to the end of the parade after marching with their club to march with the Teen Coordinators.

Directors Geoffrey & Vivian Smith
Azure Hills Church Pathfinders

Pathfinder Investiture

Pathfinder Investiture is Sabbath, May 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  Your Class A Dress Uniform is required.
All Pathfinders will be recognized for all their time and effort spent on progressive classwork and honors.
We will have a potluck after Investiture.  Please bring your dish that you signed up for.

The Ranger Class and Explorer Class, please be at the Fellowship Hall at 3:45 pm to help set-up tables and chairs for the potluck.
Companion Class and Friend Class, please stay after potluck to help with clean-up.
If you participated in Airplane Modeling, Candlemaking, Glass Etching, Basic Sewing, or Decoupage this last year, please bring your craft to display during the potluck.
PATHFINDER FAIR (Change in time)
Conference has changed the time to Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:00 am instead of 8:30 am.  Class A dress uniform.  It is located at La Sierra at the Southeastern California Conference Headquarters.  Parking at La Sierra Academy, or La Sierra University.  You will have to walk to the La Sierra Church parking lot where we will assemble our Club. 
The Fair begins with a Parade, which our Club will show some of their marching skills.  There are various display booths, and food booths that you will want to browse through.  There is also a drill down, where Pathfinders compete on drilling.
See you all on Sabbath.

Directors Geoffrey & Vivian

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Club Meeting

We have a meeting this Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm in the Large Fellowship Hall.  Unit in charge of Opening Exercises is the Lemonade Lions.
Remember that May 10 is the last day to turn in the Honors and Progressive Classwork that you have worked on.  Also include any outside Honors that you have completed this year.
Director Vivian will be at the Fellowship Hall at 5:00 pm if anyone needs extra help with their Progressive Classwork.
Investiture is May 20 at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  Class A dress uniform is required.
At the meeting, we will have a sign-up sheet for Investiture and potluck. 

Directors Geoffrey & Vivian