Investiture Achievement/Guide/Personal Growth
Be in Grade 10 or its equivalent.
The Guide level has been designed to be within reach of a person in the tenth grade or higher. It should be challenging, yet achievable for a child at this point in his or her formal education.
Develop your daily devotional life by studying the Senior Weekly Devotional Guide (weeks 27 – 52) and the book of Revelation utilizing printed or electronic resources.
Weekly Devotional Guide
The purpose of this requirement is to have the Pathfinder connect with God each day and help establish lifelong personal devotions. It is not to be done in a marathon sit down and read-as-much-as-you-can event. By reading the weekly devotional guide (thirteen weeks for Friend, Companion, Explorer, and Ranger, and 26 weeks for Voyager and Guide), the Pathfinder should gain a broader view of the Bible. They can use their Bibles, computers, or other electronic or audio devices to complete this requirement. The best way to approach the reading is by establishing a habit of reading the Bible every day (i.e., keep the morning watch!)
In addition to the topical studies: Friends are introduced to our friend Jesus through the stories of Matthew. Companions learn about the origins of the world through Genesis. Explorers explore the early church in Acts. Rangers return to the story of Jesus in John. Voyagers experience salvation as explained by Paul in Romans. Guides cover prophecy and end time events in Revelation.
|Week 27: My Attitudes||Week 36: Abundant Life||Week 45: Am I Saved?|
|Week 28: Go For It||Week 37: Death||Week 46: New Starts|
|Week 29: Growing Up||Week 38: Baptism||Week 47: Sabbath|
|Week 30: Faith||Week 39: Second Coming||Week 48: Feeling Good|
|Week 31: Praise||Week 40: Judgement||Week 49: My Future|
|Week 32: Prayer||Week 41: Heaven||Week 50: Peer Pressure|
|Week 33: Trust||Week 42: Bible Study||Week 51: Working for God|
|Week 34: Salvation||Week 43: Challenges||Week 52: Discipleship|
|Week 35: Forgiveness||Week 44: What Am I Going to Do?|
Journal your thoughts by asking questions such as:
You may journal through writing, drawing, or electronic process.
The questions are to be asked in relation to the Bible texts read in Requirement 2a. The point of having the Pathfinder answer these questions is to encourage him think about the text in a way that he may not have before. It is easier than we like to admit to read a long passage and not even think about it. Journaling should help prevent this.
How the journaling is done should be left to the Pathfinder.
Some people are more comfortable writing things down. This can be done with a pencil (or pen) and paper in a notebook, in a diary, on a word processor, or even on a blog or social network posting.
Some children do not like to write and will resist it mightily. For such children, the thought of not being invested in not likely to be an effective motivator. They may prefer to illustrate the concepts instead, and that is a valid way for them to journal their thoughts.
The Pathfinder may choose to write his journal entries in a word processor, a blog, or a social network. While these may be considered either writing or an "electronic process," there are other options available. For instance, Pathfinders may wish to make an audio or video recording of their thoughts. If they have the equipment, this should be encouraged. If they are not comfortable sharing the material with the club, do not force them to.
Memorize the AY Motto.
The AY Motto is simple:
The Love of Christ Compels Me
The motto itself is taken from 2 Corinthians 5:14.
This motto explains the reasons we serve the Lord. It is not because in doing so we ensure our salvation, as we cannot be saved by our own works. It is rather because we love Christ because of what He has done for us. We want others to experience the same love and enter into a saving relationship with Him as we have.
Many people in the secular world experience a similar phenomenon when they fall in love with a musician or a video game - it's all they want to talk about. They share the music or recount their exploits on the video game with anyone who will listen. Similarly, we share the love of Jesus with anyone who will listen, because our hearts are so full with what He has done for us.
Illustrate the meaning of the AY Motto in an interesting way.
An illustration is something that clarifies or proves a point. Its literal meaning is "to cast light upon." Jesus illustrated many truths through His parables - stories which helped people to understand His message. The requirement to illustrate the meaning of AY Motto is an opportunity for the Pathfinders to use their imaginations. There are many approaches to illustration, including:
- Art projects
- Comic book
- Puppet show
- Mime play (silent acting with narration or music)
- Photography slide show
- Sign Language
- PowerPoint or compatible multimedia presention
- Blog post with text and pictures
There are no additional requirements in this section for the Advanced Ribbon.