Pathfinders is a church-centred, spiritual-recreational program for young people 10 to 16 years of age. 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 leader 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.

Foremost, the ideals and objectives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are taught through an active learning program, which appeals to the learning style of this age group.



This year our base camp will be on the within the boundaries of Elim Heights Youth Camp owned by the Seventh Day Reform Church on the south end of the Putty Road. The Reform SDA church will also be camping on the property on the same weekend in the cabins area. The Elim Camp managers have been very helpful in preparing this Expedition weekend.

The 2019 North NSW Southern Expedition will be a point to point course with varying degrees of difficulty.

The cost will be $35 / person (pathfinders & adults). 

Water will be available at the Base Camp. Clubs will need to bring their own water containers labelled well so that we can return the containers to the relevant clubs.

REGO LINK: https://events.adventist.org.au/Registration/Event/3412


The 2019 North NSW Pathfinder Expedition will be continuing with the popular rogaine style course.
This will be held 20km West of Casino Mummulgum/Hogarth Range within one of the most bio-
diverse regions in Australia. 

The cost will be $35/ person (pathfinders & adults). 

This will be rogaining with A-B-C-D gradings for groups of a minimum of five and maximum of 12 all participants will be focusing on their map and compass skills.

All clubs will need to bring their own water in containers labelled well so that we can return the containers to the relevant clubs.

REGO LINK: https://events.adventist.org.au/Registration/Event/3412


Information for Pathfinder Club Administration:

1. North NSW Youth Ministries Calendar

2. Pathfinder Directors Checklist

3. Pathfinder Club Report & Insurance Form

4. Club Report & Insurance Form Attachment

5. Working With Children Check

6. ABC Pathfinder Resource List

7. General Health & Consent Form

8. Activities Based Pathfinder Curriculum

9. Adventist Outdoors Activity Notification: Pathfinders

10. Safe Place Services Information

11. Public Liability Insurance Request

12. Incident Report

13. Risk Assessment Templates

** Adventist Outdoors Activity Notification: Churches & Youth Groups **

Way 2 Go Program
 Access to Honour Information

 Access to Pursuit Information

Pathfinder Leadership Award 
Online Units with North NSW


Pathfinder Curriculum
Pathfinder Committees and Job Descriptions 
Pathfinder Knots and Lashings 
Pathfinder Drill and Marching 
Pathfinder Programming 
Pathfinder Discipline
Pathfinder Sabbath Camping Programs 
Pathfinder Games
Pathfinder Administration 
Pathfinder Active Learning Methods 
Pathfinder Nature Awareness Methods 
Pathfinder Creativity Skills 

Online Units with Avondale College

Undertake Risk Analysis of Activities
Guide Outdoor Recreation Sessions
Plan for Minimal Environmental Impact 
Plan Outdoor Recreation Activities
Use & Maintain a Temporary or Overnight Campsite 
Demonstrate Bushwalking Skills in a Controlled Envir. 
Demonstrate Navigation Skills in a Controlled Envir. 
Facilitate Groups
Respond to Emergency Situations
Operate Communication Systems and Equipment

Pathfinder photos are available for viewing on the Pathfinders North NSW Facebook Page