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Pathfinder Classoree Merges Faith, Fun, and Fellowship

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Twenty-one churches participated in the annual Chesapeake Conference Pathfinder event.

Chesapeake Conference held its annual Pathfinder classoree at Mt. Aetna Retreat Center from Sept. 22-24, drawing more than 200 Pathfinders from 21 churches despite bouts of rainy weather.

Throughout the weekend, Pathfinders eagerly attended six class sessions tailored to meet the requirements for Pathfinder honors in subjects related to church history, nature appreciation, first aid, health and safety, and arts and crafts. 

Despite the damp conditions, enthusiasm remained high with participants who were keen to earn the Pathfinder honors. Notably, the digital photography and Dutch oven classes were standout favorites this year, garnering significant attention from the attendees. Also contributing to the success of the event, three teen TLT leaders stepped in to provide expert instruction for several of the classes. Their involvement added an extra layer of mentorship and camaraderie.

Kenia Reyes, Youth and Young Adult Ministries director for Chesapeake Conference, highlighted the broader implications of the event beyond the class activities. “It’s great to see the connections made between Pathfinders [from different churches] during the classoree,” Reyes remarked. “It helps remind them that Pathfinders is bigger than their local Pathfinder club and that they’re part of a larger Pathfinder family.”

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