Archive for August, 2011

Ohio Pathfinder Leadership Weekend

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Ohio Pathfinders Leadership Weekend is scheduled for November 4 – 6 with the speaker being NAD youth director, James Black. This will provide a special opportunity for Pathfinders in Ohio to hear Pastor Black and receive some training from him. The training is open to all Pathfinder leaders in Ohio, including club staff and CITs, those working on Master Guide, etc. The training sessions will include tracks for Master Guide and PLA/PIA, as well as help for new club leaders and staff. Also, the Adventurers leaders will be invited, especially if working on Master Guide. Registration information will be coming soon.

Pastor James L. Black, Sr. is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He is a graduate of Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) with a Major in Theology and a Minor in Biblical Languages. He also attended the Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI.

Pastor Black began his ministry in the Southwest Region Conference where he served as youth pastor and senior pastor. He served as conference youth ministries director from 1991-2000. His responsibilities included teens, young adults, pathfinders, adventurers, singles, camp ministries, and National Servicemen Organization. During this same period he served as a member of the North American Division Youth Executive Committee and Secretary for the North American Division Pathfinder Committee. He also served 4 years as president of the Black Adventist Youth Directors Association (BAYDA). This group is responsible for planning a United Youth Congress every four years. He is the author and publisher of two books Hey Youth! Preach the WORD!!! and God’s Got a Plan and I’m In It!

Currently, he is serving as Youth & Young Adult Ministries Director for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Many youth initiatives have been launched and training resources developed under his leadership.

Pastor Black lives to show young people that JESUS truly is the WAY. His favorite quote: “The quality of your preparation will determine the quality of your performance.”

Lake Union Camporee Updates

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

A quick update on several items for the Lake Union Camporee.
1. Camp Pitch.  The camporee begins Thursday, September 18, 2011.
a. Registration begins at 2:00pm with evening meeting beginning at 8:00pm.
2. Activities.   Each conference will be coordinating various activities slated for Friday morning and afternoon.  A list of these activities and the corresponding details will be given once everything is finalized.  (All activities will be something you do not have to necessarily prepare for.  All equipment and supplies will be provided at each activity!)
3. Community Service.  There will be community service activities available for Friday and Sabbath.  These will be announced soon.  This will be limited to a certain number of Pathfinders.  Stay tuned for more details.
4. No open fires.  We are not allowed to have any open fires at the Camporee.
5. Showers.  There is a limited supply of showers on the grounds.
6. Schedule. (Big picture overview of Camporee Schedule – Times are pretty static, some of the details may change)
2:00  Registration and camp setup
6:00 Supper
8:00 Evening Program
9:15 Directors Meeting
7:30 Flag Raising and Morning Watch
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Community Service projects begin
10:00 Field Events and Community Service
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Community Service begins
1:30  Down time
2:15 Field Events
2:15 Other activities to be announced
5:45 Supper
7:00 Sabbath preparation
7:30 Evening program
9:15 Directors and TLT meeting
7:30 Flag Raising and Morning Watch
8:00 Breakfast
9:30 Club inspections by Conference Directors and Area Coordinators
10:45 Worship Service
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Club Rest or visitation time
3:00 Sabbath school
5:45 Flag lowering
6:00 Supper
7:45 Evening Program
After Sundown – Fancy March and Drill demonstrations – Ben Roy
9:30 Directors meeting
7:30 Flag Raising and Morning Watch
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Parade Line up by conferences
9:30 Camporee Parade and Activities
11:00 Camporee Awards
12:00 Lunch and clean up
1:30 Leave for home
7. Baptism. If you have any Pathfinders that would like to be baptized at the
camporee we can make this happen if we have any candidates!
8.   Registration Continues. You may register online at