The Texas Conference Camporee is fast approaching, and the SAILs braved the cold winds on the first day of Spring and joined a few other clubs in Buda to get a preview of the competitive events. We will have more practice time at the March 24 club meeting, when we will also get a chance to practice setting up the new club tents. There are a lot of knots to keep practicing, rails to learn, and a few fruits and nuts to identify. The study packet is available at the Texas Conference Youth website (http://texasadventist.org/Ministries/Youth/PathfinderCamporee/tabid/230/Default.aspx), scroll down and look for the one called "Friday Events - Study Packet."
The Pathfinders were called on to help set the tone for the Church Agape Feast March 19. The club sat on cushions on the floor at the beginning of the meal, in the middle of the ring of tables. As the appetizers were being consumed, the church members noticed a slowly building noise coming from the Pathfinders, until it became apparent that a full-fledged argument over who was better had broken out, with different Pathfinders taking sides against others. But before we criticize them for their poor behavior, it was, after all, part of the act. The argument attracted the attention of the other church members present for the dinner, and set the stage for a re-enactment of sorts of the foot washing Christ performed for his bickering disciples. The Pathfinders then went and led out in encouraging others to take part in the Ordinance of Humility as well, before sitting down to a dinner that culminated in the Communion service.