Photo by Loren Nelson III
Photo by Loren Nelson III

Pathfinders is a youth education ministry founded in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the late 1920s. Since its inception Pathfinders has grown into a global ministry comprised of nearly two million participants. Pathfinders is built on the premise that "children learn best by example, rather than precept." As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits.


The Dakota Conference is committed to the continued physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people in part through the ministry of Pathfinders. To be a part of Pathfinders contact Sue Nelson at or call 701.400.8253.

Pathfinder Club Director Job Description


Rules Events


Dakota Conference Pathfinder Clubs:

Bismarck Pathfinders Grand Fork Bisons Manfred - Prairie Winds
Cleveland - Prairie Trails Grassy Butte - True North Watertown Ravens
Fargo Falcons Jamestown Buffaloes Williston Warriors



Bible Experience Pathfinder Monthly Report Form Registration Papers
Excellence Award Video/Photography Release Form - pdf  
Induction Ceremonies