Archive for October, 2010

2010 Pathfinder Camporee Information

Friday, October 1st, 2010


The theme for the 2010 Camporee is Keep the Morning Watch.  The theme Keep the Morning Watch continues the understanding of the parts of the Pathfinder Law, which has the sole purpose of helping our Pathfinders grow closer to their fellow men and women and to their Creator.  Abiding by I will ‘Keep the Morning Watch’ with the meaning ‘I will have prayer and personal bible study each day’ has a day-to-day affect on the lives of our Pathfinders.

We will also be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, 60th Anniversary of the worldwide Pathfinder organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout the weekend.


The Camporee will begin on the evening of Friday, October 1, with registration starting at 4:00 PM and will conclude on Sunday, October 3 at 1:00 PM.


The camping area/airfield and camp buildings of Camp Mohaven, Danville, Ohio.  A map with directions to Camp Mohaven and a layout of Camp Mohaven are provided in this packet.


Camping will be on the ballfield/airfield area at Camp Mohaven.  Each club will be provided a camping area along a Central Mall Area.  Clubs will be camping together by regions.  Restroom facilities and water will be available at the camping area.  Some electrical outlets will also be available.


$7.50 per Pathfinder and staff member for the Camporee.  Fee includes admission and a Camporee patch & pin.  Visitors are free unless they would like to purchase a patch & pin.  Extra patches & pins can be purchased at registration depending on availability.


All vehicle and drivers’ insurance are to be current and in harmony with conference policy.  Additional information is available through the conference office.

Ohio 2010 Camporee Information Sheet (Continued)


For anyone under 18 years of age, every club must have medical treatment consent forms signed by parents or legal guardians.  These medical releases must be current and in the possession of the club director.


The pre-registration form needs to be filled out and mailed to the Ohio Conference by September 24.


Pastor Clive Wilson.  Pastor Wilson is the Campus Chaplain of the Kettering College of Medical Arts.  We would like to welcome Pastor Wilson to our Camporee.


Club directors need to proceed directly to registration upon their arrival at Camp Mohaven.  They will receive their additional information packets and their camping area assignments.  Clubs will camp on the camping/airfield area of Camp Mohaven by regions.  They will also need to sign up for their cleanup assignments.


Departure will take place after the closing ceremony Sunday.  Each club should make sure the area where they camped is clean of all litter and trash.  All trash must be deposited in the proper trash containers.  All areas used for fire pits must be cleaned up and the sod replaced.  Each club will be asked at registration to assist in cleanup of part of the grounds, which will need to occur Sunday following the closing ceremony and prior to departure.


The weekend will begin Friday with a vespers and bonfire.  Pathfinders will attend Sabbath School and a worship service Saturday morning.  During the afternoon, Pathfinders can participate in one of three activities including an orienteering/gps course, a nature hunt, and an outreach program.  The day will conclude with vespers, a drilling & marching demonstration, and a night of fun games and a hayride.  The drilling & marching demonstration is optional.  There will be Teen Time Friday and Saturday nights for Teen Pathfinders ages 13-16 only.  Events Sunday, including an Indian Drag Race, Fire Building, and Capture the Flag, are open for all Pathfinders to participate in as long as each club bring enough supplies for their Pathfinders.  These events are designed to let Pathfinders develop their lashing and fire building skills in preparation for the 2011 Ohio Pathfinder Fair.  Clubs may practice these events before the Camporee.

Pathfinder Club News

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Chillicothe Trailblazers had a camp-in and cooked breakfast for church members working on new church.

Cincinnati Stars went to Scarlet Oake as their monthly ministry. They had a Pathfinder/Adventurer Sabbath where the pathfinders collected the offering and had a postcard display.

Hamilton Gladiators had a camp-in with Wilmington Beacons and did community service with Wilmington Beacons for animal sheter and Clinton Co. MRDD.

Lima Lynx had a camp-in. Viewed evening program from Courage to Stand dvd, sang at nursing home, finished their fish honor, played table games, watched a movie and then had club meeting the next morning.

Portsmouth Kids Club hosted 2nd Annual Winter Camp-in at Shawnee State Park. They worked on their decoupage and swimming honors. Pathfinders conducted sundown vespers
to close Sabbath as part of their Christian Storytelling honor.

Y-City Buckeyes went to Franklin Park in Columbus, Ohio, to view the orchid exhibit for their honor.

Pathfinder Bible Achievement

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Pathfinder Bible Achievement (PBA) is a program for Pathfinders in grades 5 through 10, where groups of up to six or seven work together as a team to answer specific questions from a designated book or portions of the Bible. It is a fun way to encourage Pathfinders to study the Bible, while they also learn team work and excellent study skills.

Please go to the website, for more information. You can download the PBA Manual at this site also.

If you are interested please contact Mike Stevenson or Jean Craig at 740-397-4665 x122