Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Purchase
Guide to Purchasing Pathfinder and AY Honor Patches and Insignia
Working on Pathfinder and AY honors, awards and class work is a lot of fun, and so is getting the insignia.
Pathfinder Honors are approved at varying levels of the Adventist Church's organizational structure, from the local conferences up to the divisions, and then, in many cases, the General conference. Honors that are approved at the General Conference level are generally available to all Pathfinder clubs in the world (though ordering the insignia may require credentials in order to protect the integrity of the tokens).
Honors approved in your division should be available to you through your Pathfinder organization. It may be possible to obtain honor insignia for honors approved in other divisions, either through your division or through the division that has introduced the honor. Honors approved at the local conference level are generally available only from that conference.
Here are some places where you might be able to order honor insignia:
North American Division
Historically local conferences stocked the GC and NAD approved insignia, but many Conferences have now yielded the job of supplying Pathfinder and AY clubs to AdventSource.
AdventSource generally stocks:
- Pathfinder Uniforms
- All Investiture Insignia
- All General Conference approved honor patches
- All North American Division approved honor patches
- Some other Division approved honor patches (especially ones included in the NAD and GC guides to honors)
All other honors and awards will need to be acquired from within the sponsoring region. This includes what this Answer Book classifies as Regional Honors and some Division sponsored honors. Look at the honor header to see the sponsoring organization.
Outside the North American Division
Most General Conference (GC) and some North American Division (NAD) level insignia will be available from your local conference or mission office. If not, they will direct you to the right place.
South Caribbean Conference
South American Division
Patches from GC, NAD and the only place to obtain patches from the SAD are sold here.
The Chilean Union offers patches from GC and the NAD and other materials to its residents here.