October is almost upon us, and the weather is finally changing (even if it waited until the day AFTER the CTX Camporee). We have had a busy start to this 60th anniversary Pathfinder year. There was the bee-autiful hike along Bull Creek (only a few stings), learning WAWWAWI, the Lake Travis Underwater Cleanup, drill practice and the Central Texas Camporee at Inks Lake.
The Pathfinders did exceptional at the Camporee, despite the heat and humidity, and the food was top-notch (these Pathfinders are becoming excellent camp cooks). The speaker for the weekend delivered some very thought-provoking messages on leadership and personal choices. The SAIL Pathfinders were called upon to lead opening exercises Sabbath Morning and several song services.
From Bible knowledge to knot tying to compass work and nature study, the SAIL Pathfinders performed extremely well, earning the second highest number of points of the 18 clubs in attendance. An admirable position for a club just now entering its second year in existence.
And there is a lot more to come. We will kick off October with another hike, and then prepare for the Pathfinder Sabbath program and our Induction ceremony. Through end of October and heading into November the Pathfinders will take part in an evangelistic series at the Austin South Seventh-day Adventist Church, with several of the youth presenting the message.
It is shaping up to be another great Pathfinder Year!