Courage to Stand

They came from all corners of the Northwest, by air and by land. They joined 35,000 peers from around the world at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Campground in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from August 11–15, for the 2009 International Pathfinder Camporee.

Themed Courage to Stand, the event provided more than 2,000 North Pacific Union Pathfinders with opportunities to learn, share and grow spiritually. For virtually every Pathfinder, staff member and volunteer, the five days were filled with new friendships, answers to prayer and life changing experiences. "It's a lot of work," says Alphonso McCarthy, NPUC youth director, "but the sense of mission and inspiration our Pathfinders receive from this event are more than worth it."

The photos on these pages are just a tiny slice of the experience. For a better understanding, talk to your local Pathfinders. The real stories from this event are the lives forever changed by experiencing God and His people on a uniquely personal level.

November 01, 2009 / Feature