Join our Pathfinders-Guymon Hornbill Club
Meeting start: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Every Saturday
Fun time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Every Sunday
Pathfinders is for those who are in the fifth (5th) grade or its equivalent through the eighth (8th) grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as "Junior" pathfinders, and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as "Teen" Pathfinders.
Many clubs use "Class Levels" as a curriculum to help train pathfinders in a variety of educational, spiritual, and physical areas. For many clubs "Class Levels" forms the "template" or "lesson plan" for the year. Many staff enjoy the structure provided by "Class Levels," since it helps them create a organized plan of fun activities without spending many needless hours in "prep time." Instead, they are able to take the Class Levels framework and let loose their creativity in making the Class Levels exciting and interactive for their pathfinders.
There is some terminology used in Pathfinders to describe Class Levels ranks:
Friend -- Fifth Grade
Companion -- Sixth Grade
Explorer -- Seventh Grade
Ranger -- Eighth Grade
Voyager -- Ninth Grade
Guide -- Tenth Grade
Master Guide -- The top award granted to Pathfinder ministry. This indicates a person's commitment to the ideals of Pathfindering and to the Pathfinder organization and often requires two or more years to complete.