Investiture Achievement/Voyager/Personal Growth

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Voyager/Personal Growth

Requirement 1

Be in Grade 9 or its equivalent.

The Voyager level has been designed to be within reach of a person in the ninth grade or higher. It should be challenging, yet achievable for a child at this point in his or her formal education.

Requirement 2a

Develop your daily devotional life by studying the Senior Weekly Devotional Guide (weeks 1 – 26) and the book of Romans 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 1: Who Am I? Week 10: Standards Week 19: Promises
Week 2: What About Me? Week 11: Sin Week 20: Faithfulness
Week 3: Being in Charge Week 12: Character Week 21: Being a Christian
Week 4: Try Again Week 13: Temptation Week 22: Thinking about God
Week 5: I Feel Lousy Week 14: Hope Week 23: Making Decisions
Week 6: Courage Week 15: Love Week 24: Being an Example
Week 7: Being Alone Week 16: Joy Week 25: Life with God
Week 8: Being Afraid Week 17: Adventure Week 26: Obedience
Week 9: Rebellion Week 18: Being Happy


Romans 1 Romans 11
Romans 2 Romans 12
Romans 3 Romans 13
Romans 4 Romans 14
Romans 5 Romans 15
Romans 6 Romans 16
Romans 7
Romans 8
Romans 9
Romans 10

Requirement 2b

Journal your thoughts by asking questions like:

  • “What did I learn about God?”
  • “What did I learn about myself?”
  • “How can I apply this to my life today?”
  • “What in this text is meaningful to me?”
  • “What is the theme in the verses I read?”

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.

Electronic Process

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.

Requirement 3

Memorize the AY Aim.

The Advent Message to All the World in My Generation

My relationship to Jesus Christ is of such a nature that it compels me to share the good news of His soon return with any who will receive it.

Requirement 4

Illustrate the meaning of the AY Aim 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 Aim is an opportunity for the Pathfinders to use their imaginations. There are many approaches to illustration, including:

  • Art projects
    • Drawing
    • Painting
    • Diorama
    • Sculpture
    • Comic book
    • Collage
    • Poster
  • Drama
    • Skit
    • Movie
    • Puppet show
    • Mime play (silent acting with narration or music)
  • Other
    • Photography slide show
    • Sign Language
    • PowerPoint or compatible multimedia presention
    • Blog post with text and pictures

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There are no additional requirements in this section for the Advanced Ribbon.