Alaska Pathfinder Camporee Osborn Invested as Master Guide
"If your anchor is not holding, maybe it is because you have ignored your need of the Anchor Chain, Jesus Christ," said James Black, North American Division Youth Ministries director. Through the use of several object lessons during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25–27, Pastor JB challenged the 50 plus attendees of Pathfinder Camporee 2007 at Camp Tukuskoya near Wasilla, Alaska, to put their total trust in Jesus and be mindful of the devil's traps.
The annual Alaska Pathfinder Camporee is an opportunity for all Pathfinder clubs in Alaska to come to one location to worship, study nature, play, and fellowship together. It is a capstone to the Pathfinder year. Pathfinders from Anchorage, Palmer, and Fairbanks attended.
Sabbath afternoon the Pathfinders earned their sand honor patch by learning facts about sands, memorizing three Bible texts about sands, analyzing sands under a microscope, and collecting thirty sands from Alaska and various other states as well as some international sands.
Vernon Osborn, Anchorage Pathfinder Club director, received the surprise honor of being invested as a Master Guide by Black, who removed his own Master Guide scarf and placed it on Osborn. Master Guides complete a prescribed curriculum of study and successfully serve in a number of leadership positions.
Sunday morning the Pathfinders took part in several relay games, with awards for the best times. As the various clubs prepared to load into the boat for the return trip to their vehicles, you could hear the discussion of what they expected to do next year.