AY Honor Rural Development

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North American Division

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Rural Development
Spiritual Growth, Outreach and Heritage
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North American Division
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This honor was developed in cooperation with Adventist Community Services.

Develop a sense of community by gaining the empathy to practically understand why people from other countries may see your neighborhood or church community differently than you do! The honor has few requirements, but each one gives you an opportunity to expand your horizons and grow your heart.

Investiture Achievement Connection: This Honor is related to the Investiture Achievement requirements for GUIDE Serving Others which require the Pathfinder choose to complete selected requirements from among several Honors, including this Honor. The Advanced Ribbon requires completion of a selected Honor, of which this is one of the options.

This honor was developed in cooperation with Adventist Community Services.

The Challenging Part

The most challenging requirement of this honor is probably this:

5. Participate in one of the following field trips or group projects:

a. Go on a mission trip to a disadvantaged rural area in another country or within your own nation.

b. Raise funds and contribute to the contents of an ADRA-kids-box of your choice (http://kids.adra.org).

c. A 24-hour group fast and educational “lock-in” session with your youth group focused on understanding the needs of the poor in developing nations, and designed to raise funds for rural development.