Announcements...

September 28th camp out to Joyce Kilmer in Robbinsville, NC

Travel by private car and mini bus.   This is tent camping.   Please follow campout packing list.    

Leave at !2:30 Coble on Friday.  Eat supper with the club.   You may bring a snack for the trip.   Cost $30

Return at 2 pm. Sunday.  Download the Field Trip Form

Staff going:   Carol, Abe, Eric, Jason, Bianca, Lori, Renee, Christie, Cory.

 

Tell me more...

About The Pathfinder Experience

For those who are familiar with it, “Pathfindering” conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club, which is designed for children grades 5-12. With nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored club accepts any youth who promises to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.

Big picture

The mere act of following Jesus makes extraordinary young people out of the ordinary. You need to know that you are part of a bigger picture. Once that opportunity exists you are ready to be lead to Jesus, love Him and to be a servant to mankind. Please come join us at Cherokee Pathfinders and see that you are part of A bigger picture.-dare to become EXTRAORDINARY. Pathfinders start at 5th grade and up. High school age can enter TLT program. Director: Carol Martinez

MISSION & VISION

Cherokee Mission: To serve the world on the pathway to heaven
Vision: Launching each Cherokee Pathfinder into service for others
 

THEME FOR 2017-2018

GCC Theme 2017-2018 - Here I Stand-H.I.S. 1 Corinthians 15:58. Leading Pathfinders to Serve

jOINT CHURCH SPONSORED CLUB

Cherokee Pathfinders is a joint club of the sponsor churches, Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church and the GCA Seventh-day Adventist Church both in Calhoun, GA. It is a part of the world-wide Pathfinder Club of Christian young men and women. All young people, 5th grade and up, are eligible to apply for Pathfinders. There is no required church or school affiliation..

EARNING HONORS IS FUN

Pathfinder honors are a core portion of the overall Pathfinder curriculum. There are close to 300 honors that can be earned, covering a wide variety of interests, from art to music to vocational pursuits. 

SEARCH FOR HONORS
 
 

Weekly Meetings

Wednesday meetings 6:30-8:00 at Academy Dr. in the old Coble Elementary building.

Please see that your PF wears the right uniform.  Class A the last week of the month!!!!!
The rest of the monthly meetings are in Class C-club Tshirt (either color).

 

When and where?

Year Long Meetings Schedule

The club meets every Wednesday 6:30-8:00 P.M. in the old Coble elementary school building.

Please note: We start each week with worship please plan to come at 6:20 so you won’t miss  out on the spiritual blessing.  

August 22
Registration/Games -- Old Coble
August 26
Pool Party -- 401 Switch Rd 
September 19
Induction/Parent Mtg. -- PF Building
September 28-30
Club Campout -- Joyce Kilmer Nat. Forest
October 7
Community Service from 11:30-1pm -- Calhoun Church
October 19-21
GCC Regional Events -- TBA
Oct 27
Club Can Collecting -- Calhoun Church
November 2-4
Teens Only-Teen Challenge -- Cohutta Springs
November
Pathfinder Sabbath GCA -- GCA church
Nov 30 - Dec 2
Junior Only-Junior Honors -- Cohutta Springs
December 1
Community Service from 4-7pm (Teens/TLT's) -- Calhoun Church
December 5
Christmas Party -- GCA Church
January 18-20
Gym night -- Coble
January 26
TLT only Weekend -- Cohutta Springs
February
Pathfinder Sabbath -- Calhoun Church (class A uniform required)
February 15-17
Teen Only-Conference -- Cohutta Springs
March 30- April 1
Backpacking -- TBA
April 25-28
Camporee -- Cohutta Springs
May TBA
Investiture -- Calhoun Church
August 8-18, 2019
International Camporee -- Oshkosh, Wi
EXCEPTIONS TO NOTE:

We do not meet the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and December after party (Christmas break), or March (Coble spring break). It is important for the kids to remain committed to attending club meetings and the weekend activities, especially Camporee and Pathfinder Sabbaths. Class A uniforms every 4th Wed of the month.

 

What do I need to know?

Frequently Asked Questions

There's lots to keep up with, so here are some resources to help navigate what you may be asking.

Unless otherwise announced we meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the old Coble Elementary School Building.
Class A uniforms and necessary shirt patches, scarf and slide from the club can be orders from AdventSource.org class C t-shirts are distributed by the club at the time of registration. Also Pathfindershirt.com is another resource. You can buy the black pants from WalMart.com or Old Navy or GAP.
 


More information on how to wear the uniform.
 

It is said that many hands make light work, if you would be intrested in helping out with Pathfinders we would love to hear from you. Follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Contact Club Director and see what opportunities are available. See contact info at the bottom of this page.
  2. Fill out the Volunteer Form Volunteer Form
  3. Confrence policy requires all volunteers to go through training and a background check. Click the link for instructions on how to complete the Verified Volunteers program.
    Verified Volunteers Instructions
 

Our Core Team

STAFF MEMBERS AND COUNSELORS

Our core staff is augmented by and thankful for the volunteers and helpers that assist us in the many task and activities that our club partakes in throughout the year.

Carol Martinez

Club Director - Teen Girls
770-548-0620

Vacant

TLT's
 

Lori Anderson

Juniors Boys & Girls

Abe Sendros

Teen Boys and TLT's
 

What should I pack?

PACKING LISTS FOR CAMPOUTS

Please note there are three different lists below, select the trip type and read the complete list. You may also download a printable list.

  • PACK LIST FOR BACKPACKING
  • PACK LIST FOR CABINS
  • PACK LIST FOR CAMPOUTS

PACKING LIST FOR BACKPACKING

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE LIST

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

  • LABEL ALL CLOTHING and Plastic objects with sharpie
  • Parents please check your child's packing
  • Pack in a Hiking Backpack (preferably internal frame backpack)
  • Pack as light as possible as they will be carrying it some distance

CORE PACKING LIST

  • MONEY FOR TACO BELL FOR RETURN TRIP ON SUNDAY- BRING MONEY!!!! (will be announced)
  • CLASS-C SHIRTS: Pathfinder RED or BLUE T-shirt(ONE)
  • Shirts (clothes you can layer)
  • Shorts (weather appropriate)
  • Underwear
  • Jacket / Sweatshirt
  • Gloves and Beanie (warm hat for night)
  • Shoes (for hiking)
  • Socks(extra for night time)
  • Pillow Small (with name on it)
  • Toiletries: Toothpaste, deodorant, brush-toiletries, ect.
  • Rain Gear (poncho or rain jacket)
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Water bottle (with name on it)
  • Sunscreen, Bug repellent
  • Hat/Cap for shade (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Pocket knife (approved by counsellor)
  • Sleeping Bag (or blankets/sheets)
  • Sleeping Pad for protection and comfort
    (DO NOT BRING LARGE air mattresses that needs hair dryers or pumps, they do not fit in our tents)

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

  • NO Medicine or FOOD kept in the cabin with PF-turn in medicines to Ms. Carol.
  • NO PHONES or ELECTRONICS to campout!!!.

PACKING LIST FOR CABIN

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE LIST

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

  • LABEL ALL CLOTHING and Plastic objects with sharpie
  • Parents please check your child's packing
  • Pack in a Duffle or 18 gallon Rubbermaid Tote (from Home Depot or WalMart)

CORE PACKING LIST

  • MONEY FOR TACO BELL FOR RETURN TRIP ON SUNDAY- BRING MONEY!!!! (will be announced)
  • Bible (with name on it)
  • CLASS-C SHIRTS: Pathfinder RED and BLUE T-shirt(one for each day)
  • Shirts (clothes you can layer)
  • Pants/Shorts (weather appropriate)
  • Pajamas and Underwear
  • Jacket / Sweatshirt
  • Gloves and Beanie (warm hat for night)
  • Shoes (for walking/hiking)
  • Socks(extra for night time)
  • Rain Gear (poncho or rain jacket)
  • Pillow (with name on it)
  • Toiletries: Face cloth, towel, soap, toothpaste, deodorant,
    shampoo, hairdryer(when near bathhouse), brush-toiletries, ect.
  • Flip flops
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Water bottle (with name on it)
  • Camp Chair (no foot rest and big wings) (with name on it)
  • Sunscreen, Bug repellent
  • Small Day Pack (optional to carry water, etc)
  • Hat/Cap for shade (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Pocket knife (approved by counsellor)
  • Sleeping Bag (or blankets/sheets)

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

  • NO Medicine or FOOD kept in the cabin with PF-turn in medicines to Ms. Carol.
  • NO PHONES or ELECTRONICS to campout!!!.

PACKING LIST FOR CAMPOUT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE LIST

IMPORTANT TO NOTE

  • LABEL ALL CLOTHING and Plastic objects with sharpie
  • Parents please check your child's packing
  • Pack in a 18 gallon Rubbermaid Tote (from Home Depot or WalMart)

CORE PACKING LIST

  • Bible (with name on it)
  • CLASS-C SHIRTS: Pathfinder RED and BLUE T-shirt(one for each day)
  • FULL CLASS-A UNIFORM (Only for Conference Events) not club campout
  • Shirts (clothes you can layer)
  • Pants/Shorts (weather appropriate)
  • Pajamas and Underwear
  • Jacket / Sweatshirt
  • Gloves and Beanie (warm hat for night)
  • Shoes (for walking/hiking)
  • Socks(extra for night time)
  • Rain Gear (poncho or rain jacket)
  • Pillow (with name on it)
  • Toiletries: Face cloth, towel, soap, toothpaste, deodorant,
    shampoo, hairdryer(when near bathhouse), brush-toiletries, ect.
  • Flip flops
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Water bottle (with name on it)
  • Camp Chair (no foot rest and big wings) (with name on it)
  • Sunscreen, Bug repellent
  • Small Day Pack (optional to carry water, etc)
  • Hat/Cap for shade (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Pocket knife (approved by counsellor)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Pad for protection and comfort
    (DO NOT BRING LARGE air mattresses that needs hair dryers or pumps, they do not fit in our tents)

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

 

  • NO Medicine or FOOD kept in the tent with PF-turn in medicines to Ms. Carol.
  • FOOD attracts animals and insects to your TENTS for the night. If you bring candy plan to turn it in to cook and share it with all PF's.
  • DO NOT BRING LARGE air mattresses that needs hair dryers or pumps, they don’t fit in our tents.
  • NO PHONES or ELECTRONICS to campout!!!.
 

Perhaps you have questions...

GET IN TOUCH

If you need to contact the club director, please use the form below.  We will do our best to respond as quickly as we can.

Club Director:  Carol Martinez -- 770-548-0620
Calhoun Church 706-629-5470  --  GCA Church 706-625-8582

 

Where do I go?

WHERE WE MEET

We meet in the building directly behind John L Coble Elementary School located at 604 Academy Dr SW, Calhoun, Georgia. 
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