This website is to provide information
and instruction to Assist Pathfinder Clubs in Drill and Marching.
The Pathfinder Club is interested in seeing that each junior youth develops his/her individual initiative and personality, that he/she learns to stand tall and straight physically and spiritually. This individuality must not be suppressed, but it is also important that all learn to work together, play together, and live amiably together in the community.
*Good sportsmanship, fairness, self-control, cooperation, regard for the rights of others, and
loyalty may be taught through stories and sermons, but carefully selected group activities in a Pathfinder Club can greatly hasten the process. Pathfinders learn largely by doing, and while they appreciate discipline and order, they prefer these in terms of marching feet rather than in orders to "sit still and be good."
*Simple drill and marching are necessary for orderliness and for getting the Pathfinders into position for various activities. Pathfinder drill is a game to be enjoyed and should be used regularly at club meetings. It should not be prolonged to the point where the youth tire of it.
*No attempt is being made to make soldiers of the Pathfinders.