Nearly 4,000 Pathfinders Attend Union Camporee

December 31, 2021

Burleson, TEX. – Nearly 4,000 Pathfinders and volunteers from across the Southwestern Union were in attendance for the Union-wide Pathfinder Camporee, “It’s My Time” at Lone Star Camp in Athens, Tex., on Oct. 29-31, 2021. The “It’s My Time” theme was based on Matthew 5:14-16, in reference to letting our lights shine, and the speakers throughout the weekend encouraged the Pathfinders to recognize that the time to shine for Jesus is now.

Pathfinders arrived to the camp on Thursday afternoon in time to set up camp and mingle before heading to the opening session at the main pavilion to hear from the guest presenter, Nicardo Delaheye and youth presenter Abraham Hutahaean, as well as enjoy a skit from the Tyler Trailblazers and hear music from the DFW Tamaraw Fil-Am Club.

Friday was filled with activities and honors, from horseback riding and blacksmithing to braiding and Bible trivia. The Friday evening session with Delaheye and youth speaker Alex UC, along with a skit by the Little Rock Central Club, was inspirational for the young Pathfinders.

Sabbath dawned bright and early as thousands of Pathfinders marched across the campground to the main pavilion for Sabbath worship.

In the afternoon, two separate groups were baptized in the Lone Star Camp pool, with 29 young people making the decision to follow Christ.

Sabbath evening’s social activities allowed the Pathfinders to wind down from a weekend full of activities and enjoy fellowship with other Pathfinder Clubs. After a devotional together on Sunday morning, Pathfinders packed up and headed home. The Southwestern Union is already planning its next Union-wide camporee for 2026!