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Principles of Pathfindering

The Pledge

Loving the lord my God
I will daily seek his presence
Show friendship to others
Keep the pathfinder law
Honour my country.

The Law

The Pathfinder law is for me to:

Look for the good in others
Aim to do my best
Love and respect my family
Be thankful for what I have
Preserve God’s creation
Take care of my health
Be involved in my church
Go where He sends

The Song

Verse One

Running up the highway Following the Son We are the future A promise just begun We’re the next Generation Tomorrow’s in our hands In a world of problems We’re gonna make a stand

Verse Two

Jesus is my Friend He’s a true Companion We are God’s Explorers Rangers for the Lord Voyagers together, Working side by side No matter what the problem, God’s gonna be my Guide


We’re the Pathfinders Tomorrow’s in our hands In a world of problems We’re gonna make a stand We’re the Pathfinders Believe us when we say We’re headed in the right direction ‘Cause Jesus leads the way

Chorus Repeat.

Download Music

Pathfinder Song Sheet Music

Pathfinder Song Piano Track

The Flag

The official Pathfinder flag is to be displayed by each club. The flag is rectangular in shape and is divided through the centre both vertically and horizontally making four equal parts.

The background colours are royal blue and white alternately, sewn together with the upper left-hand corner being royal blue. The flag measures approximately 1m by x 1.5m in size, and the staff is 2 m long and 38cm in diameter.

The name of the Pathfinder Club is displayed in the lower right quadrant using white letters. It is appropriate to display the Pathfinder flag at such occasions as Pathfinder fairs and camporees, Pathfinder day in the church, civic parades, etc.

Flags may be ordered from the Adventist Book Centre.

The Uniform

The Pathfinder Club has an internationally recognised uniform, even though there are global variations. The core elements are emblems, scarf and sash. It is symbolic of the ideals of Pathfinders. Each time it is worn, it represents the organisation, the Church, and God. The uniform should be neat and clean. It should be worn with dignity. Pathfinders are encouraged to wear their uniform on the following occasions;

  • Regular Pathfinder meetings
  • Camporee parades
  • Public and national celebrations
  • Any public gathering where Pathfinders act as ushers, guards of honour or colour guards
  • When specified by the Pathfinder Director
  • Special Pathfinder services such as Inductions, Pathfinder Day, or Investiture Day
  • Conference/Mission events such as fair day parade, and Pathfinder rally
  • When engaged in service to the community, such as ADRA appeal, special visits like a hospital or aged care facility, letterboxing etc.
The following is a representation of the placement of badges and insignia on the uniform.

Right Sleeve

Left Sleeve

In the preceding examples, it is worth noting that the ‘Conference patch’ has two locations a conference may choose to adopt— either on the top of the left sleeve or on the left front pocket.

Also in these examples, there is no epaulette shown. For the Pathfinders in Rangers through to Guides, there is a plain epaulette added to each shoulder. Staff also have epaulettes and these will vary depending on the position they will hold.

Uniform Hat

Each conference chooses their own official uniform hat/s. Please see below for examples.