Understanding that God values each Pathfinder contributes to Pathfinders’ development of positive self-worth and encourages confidence in the abilities given to them by God. To aid Pathfinders in this understanding, the Personal Growth track encourages each Pathfinder to have a personal relationship with Jesus through a daily devotional life, Bible study, and prayer. In this track Pathfinders also learn how to apply the Pathfinder pledge and law to words, actions, and beliefs.
Hearing stories of God’s love, protection, and guidance in the lives of real people makes God come alive for Pathfinders. In the Spiritual Discovery track, Pathfinders grow spiritually through the study of real people in the Bible and Christian history.
Focusing on the needs of others encourages Pathfinders to embrace all of God’s diverse family. In the Serving Others track, Pathfinders experience the joy of service through outreach, friendship evangelism, and other church or community activities.
Establishing friendships promotes positive spiritual and social growth. In the Making Friends track, Pathfinders learn how to be a friend to others, to the community, and to the planet. Pathfinders have the opportunity to model the positive benefits of a Christian lifestyle, develop and apply morals and values, and demonstrate civic responsibility.
Learning God’s principles for a healthy life teaches Pathfinders of God’s concern for their physical, emotional, and mental health. In the Health and Fitness track, Pathfinders apply health and fitness principles, share these principles with others, and practice basic first aid and safety procedures.
Exploring nature is an exciting way for Pathfinders to experience God. In the Nature Study track, Pathfinders learn about God through observation of nature, time spent outdoors, and environmental stewardship.
Practicing outdoor living skills is a fun and challenging way for Pathfinders to develop life and problem solving tools. In the Outdoor Living track, Pathfinders perform outdoor skills, solve outdoor challenges, and participate in outdoor team activities.
Once a Pathfinder has completed an investiture achievement level, she or he can then complete the honor enrichment and other advanced level activities for that investiture achievement level. Honor enrichment promotes personal growth and allows Pathfinders to explore their interests by earning new honors, learning new skills, and studying new content areas. Honor enrichment provides opportunities for Pathfinders’ accomplishments to be acknowledged publicly by the church and community. Public acknowledgment increases Pathfinders’ sense of self worth.