For those who are familiar with “Pathfinders” it conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs, and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club ministry, which is designed for youth ages 10-15. With nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry accepts any youth who promises to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.


Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Camping & camping/survival skills
  • Grade appropriate leadership training
  • Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
  • Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with honor patches given for successful completion of those specified honors.
  • Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

  • August 1, 2023

    Registration begins for new Pathfinder/Adventurer/Master Guide year.

    Registration deadline is September 25, 2023.

  • September 16, 2023

    World Pathfinder Day

  • September 17, 2023

    Adventurer Family Picnic at Indian Echo Caverns

    Registration deadline is August 23, 2023

  • September 29, 2023

    Conference Club Registration Deadline

  • October 6-8, 2023

    Pathfinder Camporee at Laurel Lake Camp

    Registration deadline is October 2, 2023

  • January 6, 2024

    Executive Council Meeting at Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church

  • January 19-21, 2024

    Pathfinder Winter Retreat at Laurel Lake Camp

    Registration deadline is January 5, 2024

  • February 10, 2024

    Conference Level Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) at Hamburg Community Seventh-day Adventist Church

  • March 9, 2024

    Union Level PBE 

  • March 22-24, 2024

    TLT Retreat

  • April 12-14, 2024

    Adventurer Family Retreat at Laurel Lake Camp

    Registration Deadline is March 29, 2024

  • April 19-20, 2024


  • May 5, 2024

    Pathfinder Fair and Adventurer Family Fun Day at Blue Mountain Academy

    Registration deadline is April 30

  • May 19, 2024

    Master Guide Sabbath 

  • July 31, 2024

    Pathfinder/Adventurer Year Ends

Download the 2023-2024 calendar HERE.

Pathfinder Forms

Beginning of year forms.  These need to be completed on an annual basis.  Please complete the following forms and submit no later than September 30:

Forms to be used within your club:

Forms to be submitted each month by the 15th:

Due on October 15:

Due on November 30:

Due on December 30:

Due on May 31:

Due on June 15:

Volunteer Screening

The Pennsylvania Conference is committed to Children’s Ministries and the protection of children in all aspects of ministry in churches and schools.

To fulfill the required background check to work with children in the state of Pennsylvania, please follow the instructions HERE.

Camporee 2024

Experience the story of Moses in an amazing way at the 2024 International Pathfinder Camporee, “Believe the Promise,” being held in Gillette, Wyoming.

Learn more here. 

Download the Camporee Inspection Form here.