Three Pathfinder curricula are in use across the South Pacific Division. The choice to use either of these depends on the particular needs of the club as well as the preference of the club director and conference/mission.
If you are interested in more information on any of these curricula, please contact us.
The standard curriculum is otherwise known as the traditional card system. The curriculum is divided into 6 age-specific classes.
- Friend - 10 years old
- Companion - 11 years old
- Explorer - 12 years old
- Ranger - 13 years old
- Voyager - 14 years old
- Guide - 15 years old
Each class program is developed for the special needs of that age group and is self-contained, with requirements in the areas of spiritual, physical, history, nature and outdoor skills. Classes or individuals may also choose to complete extra requirements to achieve an advanced level.
The specialty program is an alternative program that utilises the class program for the Junior classes (Friend, Companion and Explorer) however utilises a different approach to learning for the Teen classes (Ranger, Voyager, Guide). It was felt that the teens needed to have a more focussed and specialised program to cater for their developmental needs. The teen classes work together as one group and choose from a range of specialities designed for this program.
Way To Go Program
The way to go program is designed on activity-based-learning and faith development principles. The group is divided into age-based levels and each level completes a number of pursuits (learning activities) according to their developmental stage.