Oregon Pathfinders Out Camping Again
The Oregon Conference Pathfinders love to camp. Within a month's time many of the Pathfinders did the trek to the Oshkosh, Wis., Courage to Stand Camporee, and then went on to central Oregon's Cove Palisades State Park for the Oregon Conference Pathfinder Camporee. Most arrived Friday afternoon and set up camp Pathfinder style. After supper, everyone joined together for an evening meeting to welcome the Sabbath, singing songs as the setting sun filled the sky with an orange glow silhouetting the Cascades.
Sabbath morning brought inspections of camps with Pathfinders in full-dress uniform. Church not only blessed the Pathfinders but the adults as well as several Pathfinders bravely shared their stories of how God is working in their lives. Sabbath afternoon provided time for exploration in God's creation. While some clubs hiked trails around the park, others drove to places like the Smith Rocks and the High Desert Museum. Some clubs stayed by and learned about rocks.
The evening meeting brought more spiritual guidance, testimonies of experiences at Oshkosh and a slide show of the day's events.
On Sunday, Pathfinders rotated through many fun activities, including going through an obstacle course, walking on stilts, doing the chicken race, and testing their skills at water balloon tossing.
Then it was time to pack up and head home after yet another positive experience filled the young people's lives.