Pathfinders is a Church-centred, spiritual-recreational program for young people from ages 10-15 which leads into Leadership Development from 15 onwards. It is filled with action, adventure and challenge. It allows children to develop new attitudes and skills. These are skills that will produce personal growth, team spirit and a sense of loyalty and respect for God, His creation and His Church.
The whole philosophy of Pathfindering is built on the premise that children learn best by example rather than commands. As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits.
Our Vision as part of the South Queensland Pathfinder region is:
“Pathfinder Clubs mentoring young people in Christ, life-skills and outdoor adventures.”
Park Ridge Pathfinders Club runs the evidence based curriculum which is divided into 6 age-specific classes.
- Friend – 10 years old
- Companion – 11 years old
- Explorer – 12 years old
- Ranger – 13 years old
- Voyager – 14 years old
- Guide – 15 years old
- Master Guides - 16+ years old
Each class program is developed for the special needs of that age group and is self-contained, with requirements in the areas of spiritual, physical, history, nature and outdoor skills.
Pathfinders hold most classes on Saturday afternoons, complete activities on Sundays and have weekend camps as well, check back here for the next event or on our events page.
If you would like more information about the Park Ridge Pathfinders Club, please feel free to contact us.