Code of Conduct – Pathfinders
The Pathfinder club is a church-centred spiritual-recreational program designed for young people ten to fifteen years of age (and/or Year 5 to Year 10 or equivalents). Pathfindering appeals to this age group because its program features activities that meet their needs and interests. It is filled with action, adventure, challenge and group activities, and provides opportunities for the development of new attitudes and skills that produce personal growth, team or community spirit and a sense of loyalty and respect for God, His creation and His church.
The purpose of Pathfindering is to encourage the spiritual, physical, mental, and social development of young people. This is achieved by the example and guidance of dedicated men and women who help the Pathfinder members in the fulfillment of the Pathfinder Pledge and Law, so they become constructive and responsible citizens.
This Code of Conduct is expected of all Pathfinders.
Have Respect for God
Act at all times in accordance with Pathfinder principles, set out in the Pathfinder Pledge and Law.
Respect the dignity of themselves and others.
Wear suitable and modest dress.
Refrain from offensive language.
Respect all other Pathfinder members and Leaders.
Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility, recognising that at all times their words and actions are an example to other members and the Community.
Act in consideration and good judgment in all interpersonal relationships, both inside and outside Pathfinders.
Respect everyone's right to personal privacy at all times. They should take special care with sleeping, changing of clothes, bathing and ablutions that are associated with any Pathfinder activity.
Realise that bullying, physical and verbal abuse, neglect or any other type of abuse is unacceptable conduct by any member.
Refrain from bringing any electronic device, phones, electronic games etc to any Pathfinder organized event or meeting unless by prior arrangement with the director.
Not use Tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
Participate in all activities.