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About Us:

Austin Seventh-day Adventist Pathfinders

Restarted as the Austin Avalanche on 2002, lead by Renee Sager as Pathfinder Director.

For 2003-2004 we had about 15 active members from Austin First and surrounding churches such as Austin South, Elgin, and Round Rock.

The Pathfinders chose to be named the Austin Knights in 2005.

In 2006-2007 we went camping at Garner State Park west of San Antonio, and Davis Mountains State Park and visited McDonald Observatory in West Texas. We also went to the Texas Conference Camporee in Beeville and placed 2nd on a terrible weather weekend.

In 2007-2009 (???) we went to the Southwestern Union Camporee in Athens, Texas.

In 2008-2009 we went camping at Lost Maples State Park and Huntsville State Park.

In August 2009, we attended the International Pathfinder Camporee at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Sometime in 2012, our church was renamed from Austin First SDA Church to The Path. Also in August 2017, the church relocated from Anderson Lane to Kelly Lane in Pflugerville. Shortly thereafter, the church was renamed (again) from The Path to the present Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In August 2014, we attended the International Pathfinder Camporee at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In October 2016, we attended the Southwestern Union Camporee at Lake Whitney, Texas.

In April 2017, we had a primitive campout at Tejas Camp in Georgetown, Texas.

In September 2017, we are planning a campout / hike at Lake Georgetown, Texas.

In November 2017, we are planning on a Club Challenge in the Austin, Texas area.

In August 2019, we are planning on attending the International Pathfinder Camporee at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Who are Pathfinders? Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.

Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Camping & camping/survival skills
  • Grade appropriate leadership training
  • Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
  • Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
  • Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

    Aim:
    The Advent Message to all the world in this generation

    Motto:
    The love of Christ constrains us all
    see also Pathfinder Pledge & Law

Who Can Join? Pathfinders are 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. Click here for Class-work and Honors List.

The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program works closely with the Pathfinder program and is for high school students (grades 9-12).

Staff positions are available in many locations that offer adults the opportunity to make a difference for young people, develop friendships with fellow staff, learn more about God's creation, and improve their training skills.

Current Austin Pathfinder Leaders:
Online Resources: Official North American Division Website
Adventist Youth Ministries

Austin Knights meets at Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church