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Pathfinders are a part of a worldwide co-ed scouting type organization sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Juniors and teens in Grades 5-12 are all welcome to join this ministry within the Minnesota Conference of the North American Division. Active members enjoy club meetings, camping and service adventures designed to develop Christ-like citizens.

Training an army of youth to carry the message of a crucified and risen Savior to a world in need.  That's what we're all about!

Dont miss out on events!  Clubs who do not have their Certificate of Operation will have to wait until the next Pathfinder year to participate in any events. 

Shelina Bonjour
Minnesota Conference Youth Director/Pathfinder Director
7384 Kirkwood Court
Maple Grove, Mn 55369

Please register your leadership status with us. Let us know if you are currently a Master Guide, PIA or PLA level.
Thank you for your help.
ANNUAL CLUB REGISTRATION - from every September - November 30th
Pathfinder Directors, we updated our application forms to on-line, excel forms for the annual club registration process, except for Form A. The new Pathfinder Year (2018-2019) is beginning and we will have you now fill in the Part B and C information online. The only form I will need you to download and return to me once it is signed is Form A.

All staff must complete child protection online training and successfully complete the background check to be a fully registered club. Clubs will not be able to register for any events including all Camporees until they are a registered club through the Minnesota Conference.  Start this process NOW if you will be having a 2018-2019 Pathfinder club. 

NOTE: If your church changes officers partway through the Pathfinder year, then you/club director need(s) to pass on all Pathfinder information to the next leader taking charge, and give the Conference the updated club information.



Both new and current clubs need to fill out the application forms and the online background check and child protection training. This process will need to be renewed every 3 years. 


Congratulations! to the following clubs for receiving 1st place for the year:
Cass Lake Servants
Word and Sword (Source of Life)

All clubs are required to participate in the annual Pathfinder fair and annual state/union camporee in order to receive 1st place with the monthly points.


Now is the time to complete the annual club registration process with the Conference. Clubs who do not have their Certificate of Operation will have to wait until the next Pathfinder year to participate. Prepare now for the upcoming PBE!  We look forward to a fun journey through God's word in the book of Luke, as well as the SDA Bible Commentary for Luke (Theme Section Only). For a list of future books through 2021, click here.  You must participate in the Area level in order to go on to the other levels.
2019 Sample Test Questions - coming soon

Tentative Dates as follows:

Area Level PBE:  January 12, 2019 - 
Places and times to be determined
Conference Level PBE: February 2, 2019 - Places and times to be determined
Union Level PBE: Feb 16, 2018 -
Places and times to be determined
Division Level PBE: April 20, 2019 - Places and times to be determined
Pathfinder Bible Experience Division-wide Finale.  All teams who score 90% at their Union-level competition are invited to attend this event

Follow this link for more information about the PBE from the North American Division.

There are three languages officially supported in the NAD Pathfinder Bible Experience (English, Spanish, French), and thus three official Bible translations

  • English: New King James (Thomas Nelson Pathfinder Edition recommended)
  • Spanish: Reina Valera 1995 (RVR1995)
  • French: Version Louis Segond en Français

The Bible Study Books for 2018-2019 PBE are the following:

  • Luke NKJV / Libro de Luke RV1995

The testing also includes questions from the SDA Bible Commentary Intro Theme section Only for each book. 

SDA Bible Commentary Theme Section ONLY:

  • in English Luke SDABC
  • en Espanol El Libro de Luke CBA 
  • en Français.

PBE Study Books 2019-2021:
2019: Luke
2020: Ezra & Nehemiah
2121: Hebrews, James, 1st & 2nd Peter

PATHFINDER FAIR, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 - Tentative date

Your club must have completed the annual Application process with the Conference in order to participate in any club events.     NEW LOCATION: NORTH STAR CAMP,  11287 Eagleview Dr NE, Brainerd, MN.   Theme: Jesus Our High Priest; If you want to have a booth this year, please decorate it according to the theme.  We hope you will also send us names for Pathfinder of the Year, one to be chosen from each club. Remember, registration expires on April 23. 
      2018 Pathfinder Fair Presentation


2018 pATHFINDER cAMPOREE - August 2-5, 2018 North Star Camp

Your club must have completed the annual Application process with the Conference in order to participate in any club events.  

Cost is $35 per person through July 23, after that cost goes to $40 through August 1st. Onsite cost will be $50 per person.  Please send your checks made out to: MN Conference 
ATTN: Carol Lyons
Minnesota Conference
7384 Kirkwood Ct., Maple Grove, MN 55369

2018 Theme: Jesus - Our True North  

PATHFINDER LEADERSHIP TRAINING, October 5-7, 2018 at North Star Camp

Cost:    $60 person


Basic Staff Training AYMT Certification - Derral Reeve

Pathfinder Director Certification - Collins Maranga

Pathfinder Instructor Certification - Nadine Lashier

If you are interested in advancing your training in Pathfinder leadership, this event is for you. Register now. Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 26th. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Make checks out to: Minnesota Conference,
send Attn: Carol Lyons. Cost covers lodging and meals. Four meals will be provided, three on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. On-site Check-In begins at 6 pm.

Schedule coming soon.

Because this is an adult training event, we kindly request that other arrangements be made for your children this weekend. Our hope is to provide a quiet environment that promotes and encourages the most learning. Thank you for helping us achieve this goal. If you absolutely cannot get child care, then we request that you bring someone 18 or older to look after your children while you are in training.

Cost for children and childcare person:
Ages 0-3 - Free  (Please bring crib)   
Ages  4 and up - $40



August 12-17, 2019

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You can be part of one of the most exciting youth events around the world! The 2019 Chosen International Pathfinder Camporee is held in Oshkosh, WI. Every 5 years 50,000 Pathfinders from around 100 countries come to play, share, learn and worship together. It's an opportunity of a lifetime; sure to strengthen your relationship with God.

Register | NAD Report | International Report | FAQ

Past Camporees - NAD Registration Comparison Report

Why Camporee

The purpose of International Camporees is to celebrate the importance of and spiritual influence of Pathfinder ministry. These events have become a leadership and spiritual right of passage for youth and adults. They have also become a gathering place for world leaders who understand the importance of this generation and their value to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Thank you for your interest in 2014
Minnesota Oshkosh Trading Pins.
To obtain more, please email or call
Carol at the Conference office: 763-424-8923


Conference Pathfinder Coordinators

MN Conf. Pathfinder Director, N Metro Area Coord.
Western Metro Coordinator
763 670 1496
Central Metro Area Coordinator
South Central Metro Area Coordinator
Isidra Perez   612-246-1541
Eastern Metro Coordinator
Southern Area Coordinator
Northern Area Coordinator
Youth Dept. Administrative Assistant,
MN Conference Office

Adventurer  Coordinators & Links

 Conference Adventurer Coordinator

Adventurer - Minnesota Adventurer Page
Master Guide - Minnesota Master Guide Page

Important Pathfinder Leader Information:


"In the Know" - Important Links for you and your youth!

Youth & Young Adult Calendar - Link to the Minnesota Conference Youth & Young Adult Calendar

NAD Pathfinders - The offical NAD Pathfinder Website

Adventist Youth Ministries (YPAC) - NAD Youth Ministries Website