Austin Knights Pathfinders

Young People Renewed and Energized by Camporee
December 5, 2019

PFLUGERVILLE, TEX. – Twenty-seven Austin Knights Pathfinders and staff, including Ann Marie Dyer, club director and Toni and Claudia Peña, camporee coordinators and family members from the Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pflugerville, Tex., were part of the 55,000+ who attended the 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, Wis. this past summer.

The group creatively fundraised through fireworks sales, landscaping, gym nights and painting sidewalks, in addition to receiving donations.

Even though the group had flight and bus delays, it was worth all the fundraising work as the group flew to Chicago, Ill. and then rode a bus to Oshkosh.

The Pathfinders enjoyed the evening program, especially seeing the live sheep, the adoration music, the wide range of nationalities and the play. The final message of empowerment gave them a sense of belonging to Christ.

During the day, the Pathfinders completed honors and activities including flight simulation, aviation, pickleball, dinosaurs, robotics and space.

On Aug. 17, 2019, most of our Pathfinders were able to join the 13,309 people wearing blue hooded jackets to form the largest human image of a cross as confirmed by Guinness World Records. Our Pathfinders were renewed, happy and proud to participate.

One of the most exciting parts of the camporee is seeing the desire by these young people to grow closer to God and study for baptism. When they develop that relationship, they have a hope.

By Thania Castanaza