Waycross Pathfinder Club Goes To Oshkosh!

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Waycross Pathfinder Club Goes To Oshkosh!
The Waycross SDA Pathfinder Club had the grand privilege of attending the 
Courage To Stand  International Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
August 11-15, 2009.

Please click on the link to see a video of some highlights
and to hear the Courage To Stand theme song.


Now, here are some pictures of the Okees' highlights... enjoy!




The Waycross Pathfinder Club attended the 2009 International Camporee
along with 36,000 other Pathfinders from all over the world.


Hat pin trading was one of the most popular activities
with pins from all over the world.

Azland and Kayla participated as color guard
in the raising of the Canadian flag shortly after sunrise one morning.

Our Pathfinders got to pan for gold while receiving the 'Gold Prospecting Honor'.
No one struck it rich but they enjoyed trying their hand at panning.

The evening program challenged each Pathfinder to be like Esther
and have the courage to stand.
They toured a full size model of a sanctuary with an informative talk on each section.
This fulfilled the requirements for the 'Sanctuary Honor'.
Each day began at sunrise and ended long after sunset,
with many activities the Pathfinders could participate in each day...
there was never enough time to do it all.

Friends were made as they walked around to the other conference areas.
Proverbs 3:6 describes the commitment a Pathfinder should have...
"In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
As the closing night's program was coming to an end, a cross was noticed in the sky.
This was created by the intersection of two airplanes' condensation trails.
The cross, lit with a golden glow by the setting sun,
was visible for several minutes as Sabbath services came to a close
and was an inspiration to Pathfinders and staff that Jesus would continue
to direct their paths and give them the courage to stand.

The Waycross Pathfinder Club would like to thank everyone
who gave of their money and time to help in the fundraisers,
making it possible for them to take part in this wonderful Pathfindering experience. 
They also appreciate all the prayers for safe travel and guidance.

The next camporee in North America is scheduled for August 12-16, 2014.
It will also be in Oshkosh, WI  with the theme "Forever Faithful"
and will focus on the life of Daniel.
The Waycross Pathfinder Club prays that it will be in God's will for them to return.