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This is a list of possible ideas for your club. Not every idea will work for every club but use these to spur your creativity and let us know if you come up with other ideas we can add to this list.

Select the topic you’re interested in from the drop down list. Use the suggestions to help progress your Pathfinders through their IA curriculum but also to help strengthen their relationships with one another.

In what area are you looking for activities or ideas?– Choose Your Area of Interest –Service IdeasCamping LocationsHiking TrailsField Trips

Choose a service idea:– Choose Service Idea –Park of Roadside CleanupConversations with the ElderlyShoe or Clothing DriveVisit an Assisted Living FacilityFeed My Starving Children

Park or Roadside Cleanup
Check with your city to see what areas they have that your club can sponsor and help clean. This may also be a way to introduce and advertise your club to your community. Some cities will place your name on a sign letting the community know your club is taking care of that area (this is usually after you show consistency).

Conversations with the Elderly
Check with your church clerk to see which elderly or sick and shut-in your Pathfinders can call and have a few minutes conversation with. If needed provide a script of questions the Pathfinder can ask to help get the conversation started.

Shoe or Clothing Drive
Speak with your church’s Community Services director, the conference community services director or another local community center helping people in need and work with them to set up a shoe or clothing drive. They usually ask for new or like new shoes (be sure to emphasize that you don’t want things no one else wants).

Julie Gonzales
Associate Director
Adventist Community Services
Disaster Response
(817) 641-7679

Visit an Assisted Living Facility
Contact a facility near your church. They may allow window visits or some other distance interaction your Pathfinders can participate in during this time. Could also sing outside their windows for them.

Feed My Starving Children
A food bank in Richardson that will allow your club to help fill boxes of food for shipment all over the world. You must call and set an appointment time to help, their spots are limited. Know how many volunteers you’ll be taking with you when you make the call.

1680 Glenville Dr. #300
Richardson, TX 75081

Choose a location:– Choose Your Location –Erwin Park (McKinney)Camping LocationsHiking TrailsField Trips

Erwin Park
This is a city park with 3 pavilions (one with electricity), 10 primitive campsites with fire pits and about 10 miles of mountain bike and hiking trail. Just outside the city. Call to reserve, sites are first come first serve unless reserving a pavilion.

4300 County Rd. 1006
Mckinney, TX 75071

Select a trail:– Choose Your Trail –Erwin Park (McKinney)Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve (Plano)Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (Plano)Trail 4

Erwin Park (McKinney)
Has about 10 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. An intermediate level trail for hiking, difficult biking trail.

4300 County Rd. 1006
Mckinney, TX 75071

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve (Plano)
Multiple trails not overly challenging. Good beginner trails.

5901 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve (Plano)
Paved trail but also some unpaved hiking and biking trails.

6701 W. Parker Rd.
Plano, TX 75093

Are you looking for a social trip or an honor-related trip?– Select Your Type of Trip –SocialHonor-Related

Select a trip:– Choose Your Trip –BowlingWhirlyballTrip 3Trip 4

Can be a fun Sunday afternoon activity and a chance for some fun competition. Check bowling alleys near you for special times and rates (some can be as low as $1/game plus shoe rental).

JB’s Allen Bowl
1011 S. Greenville Ave.
Allen, TX 75002

AMF Garland Lanes
1950 Marketplace Dr.
Garland, TX 75041

Plano Super Bowl
2521 K Ave.
Plano, TX 75074

AMF Richardson Lanes
2101 N. Central Expy
Richardson, TX 75080

Plano and Allen Locations

A little on the expensive side but will allow you to rent the court per hour. Games are about 15mins long and 8 people can play each game.

3115 Parker Rd.
Plano, TX 75023

Select a trip:– Choose Your Trip –ArcherySwimmingPhysical FitnessTrip 4

Texas Archery Academy will help instruct your Pathfinders in safety rules of archery as well as give instructions on use of a bow. Going over this honor before making the trip will make it a better experience for all involved. They offer 3hrs for $20, but also offer Groupons.

600 Accent Dr. B
Plano, TX 75075

See if you have a church member willing to allow your Pathfinders to use their pool for a couple of hours. If not, visit the local YMCA or community pool. Rent out lanes or sections of the pool if possible. Call ahead and see what these public and some private places will do for your group. Be sure to let them know your age group and exactly who you are, you’ll be surprised they may have worked with Pathfinders before. Some may even help you teach the swimming honors if you provide them the paperwork before your group’s visit.

Garland ISD Natatorium
2585 Firewheel Pkwy
Garland, TX 75040

Richardson Family YMCA

Allen Natatorium
110 Rivercrest Blvd.
Allen, TX 75002

Plano Aquatic Center
2301 Westside Dr.
Plano,TX 75075

Carpenter Park Recreation Center
6701 Coit Rd.
Plano, TX 75024

Oak Point Recreation Center
6000 Jupiter Rd.
Plano, TX 75074

Physical Fitness Honor
Find a school with a track and plan a day of racing. Use the track for races and the field to complete push-ups or other parts of the Honor. Be sure to join in with your Pathfinders to challenge them and have fun. Buy placement ribbons (DollarTree) and give them out for different races.

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