If you are looking for an adventure filled weekend where you'll grow physically and spiritually you have come to the right place. Beyond the basics is geared towards Pathfinders & their friends. For those who are Pathfinders, the classes able to participate are Voyagers, Guides, TLT's, Master Guides & Youth + Young Adults ages 15+ up. It will be a refreshing spiritual weekend you won't want to miss. We hope to see you there!
This year we'll be at Wisconsin River in Boscobel, WI. It will be a 2 day Canoe trip where we'll do 29 miles of canoeing. Activities will include worship and fellowship throughout the weekend, canoeing/paddling, water survival, and much more. This year, to create more of a survival experience, we are going to be building our own sleeping shelters on a sand bar- leave your tents at home!
Registration includes the use of a 17 ft river canoe (2 person/canoe. Please pre-plan your canoe partner), paddles, life jackets, campsite for Saturday night, transportation to the canoe trip departure point on the Wisconsin River (provided by WI River Outings), and 2021 BTB Patch.
2021 BTB PACKING LIST
All individuals must sleep in their own shelters.
CAMPING EQUIPMENT TO BRING ON THE 2021 BEYOND THE BASISC CANOE TRIP /please notice the items that will not be allowed during this trip
Keep in mind, you will have space constraints as everything will need to fit in your canoe. Be sure to keep things dry by using dry bags, garbage bags, zip locks, and dry boxes.
This weekend is a highlight for our Pathfinder Ministry at the IL Conference. It's an opportunity to complete class requirements, improve outdoor skills, fellowship, and challenge your Pathfinder knowledge. Above all our main focus is to create opportunities where you can gain a clearer picture of the love that Jesus has for you and that you'll once again commit your life to serve Him. We are so excited about this year's Fall Skills Camporee. We hope you will join us for this inspiring weekend.
See all of you there!
Date: October 8-10, 2021 Location: Camp Akita 1684 Knox Rd. 1200N, Gilson, IL 61436
Registration: Opens Friday, 9/10/2021 ($15/person)
Registration Deadline: October 6, 2021
Theme: (COMING SOON)
Find the Detailed Information Packet HERE (COMING SOON)
To register please contact your Club Director. Please do not make individual reservations, all reservations must go under the Club reservation. Thank you!
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Excused Absence Letter for School (COMING SOON)
Excused Absence Letter for Employers (COMING SOON)
Club Directors: to register your club please click on the link below:
“Oh we are the Pathfinders strong. . .
The servants of God are we,
Faithful as we march along,
In kindness, truth and purity.
A message to tell to the world,
A truth that will set us free,
King Jesus, the Savior’s coming back
For you . . . and me!”
-- Henry Bergh
Officially organized in July 1950, Pathfinders includes three phases of ministry: junior, teen, and leadership training for young people grades 5-10. Regular club activities include progressive class work, honors; camping; nature, and recreational activities; marching and drilling; field trips; fund-raising projects; community service; and evangelistic outreach. Each meeting begins with a short ceremony in which youth sing the Pathfinder song and recite the Pathfinder pledge and law.
Membership in Pathfinders is not restricted to Adventist youth. There are 26 clubs in Illinois with over 400 Pathfinders and staff.
Each September there is a leadership training convention for all Pathfinder leaders and staff. It is important to teach leadership skills and share plans for the new Pathfinder year.
Contact the Illinois Conference youth department for more information.
For More Information on Pathfinders
The NAD (North American Division) has a wealth of information and resources about Pathfinders. Their web site is www.pathfindersonline.org