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Car Wash Sunday September 23 - 9am to 12 noon Followed By Expedition Pack Check

posted 11 Sep 2018, 15:03 by Naomi Granger   [ updated 11 Sep 2018, 15:03 ]

23 September 9:00am - midday
Our Camporee Fundraiser will commence at 9:00am until midday in the Wahroonga SDA Church Car Park. 

Our Pathfinder Club has committed to participants only paying the AUC registration. 
All food costs will be covered by the carwash fundraiser.


What to bring

  • Wear your Pathfinder Field Uniform. 
  • Put on sunscreen and have a bottle of water 

 

Expedition Pack Check
Following the carwash we have scheduled a pack check and is compulsory for all Pathfinder attending Expedition.  This will ensure you have all food, clothing and equipment required for the weekend.
 

Expedition - Last Day for Early Bird Discount Monday 3 September

posted 3 Sep 2018, 01:22 by Naomi Granger

LAST DAY for early bird discounts when booking for expedition.

T
his years Pathfinder Expedition is in the Marramarra National Park.  This is a place that has been involved with Aboriginal and Colonial history.  It has many challenging features to negotiate and natural wonders to appreciate.  The park is accessed by heading north from Galston through Arcadia and Fiddletown, so it is the closes Expedition for us.
It is a great location to experience an Expedition, extend your friendship circle and become excited about the power of our Saviour Jesus Christ.


WHEN
Friday Sept 28, 3:00pm - Sunday Sept 30, 4:00pm

COST
$38 - regular fee closes 3 September
$66 - late fee closes 10 September

WHERE 
The Expedition is being held in the Marramarra National PArk

REGISTRATION
Register NOW CLICK HERE
Note:  EARLY BIRD registration closes 3 September and final registration closes 10 September

Once you register you will receive the Prelog, and we will send out more information regarding our preparation and groups.

When have scheduled a pack check on 23 September and is compulsory for all Pathfinders attending Expedition.  This will ensure you have all food, clothing and equipment required for the weekend.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Jameson,chrisandsarah@optusnet.com.au
Thanks
Chris
Expedition Coordinator

LAST DAY for early bird discounts when booking for Unstoppable Camporee.

posted 2 Sep 2018, 01:03 by Naomi Granger

LAST DAY for early bird discounts when booking for Unstoppable Camporee.
All food is provided in your registration fee.

After today the fee will rise by $20 per person to $210

Adults attending Camporee must pay the appropriate registration fee and will be responsible for supervising a group of children (at least 6) and observance of the timetable
Remember anyone under 10 (by January 1) will not be allowed entry to the private pathfinder site.

Unstoppable Australian Pathfinder Camporee 2019

The Unstoppable Australian Pathfinder Camporee will be held 1 - 6 January 2019 in Molesworth Victoria.  (Molesworth is next to the Goulburn River, 90 minutes north east of Melbourne Airport). 

The Camporee promises to be an unforgettable five days of fun, friendship and spiritual awakening for Pathfinders and leaders from all across Australia.  There will be exciting new activities, new friendship opportunities, top speakers, outstanding night programs with awesome music and a specially written drama.

Pathfinders are eligible to attend this Camporee if they have turned 10 by the commencement date of the Camporee - 1 January 2019.  Pathfinders have to wait 4 years for this event to roll around.  Don't miss it.

Camporee Fees are designed to encourage applications and payment of fees to be made by 2 September 2018. 
The fee schedule to the AUC is:
          $190 by 2 Sept
          $210 by 1 Dec
          $240 after 2 Dec

Register NOW

Please DO NOT let cost be the factor that prevents your Pathfinder attending.  If cost is prohibiting you registering please speak with Melanie or Richard in confidence.

 

Pathfinders - Expedition Information - Early Bird Closes Sep 3

posted 2 Sep 2018, 00:58 by Naomi Granger

Register NOW $38 - regular fee closes 3 September

T
his years Pathfinder Expedition is in the Marramarra National Park.  This is a place that has been involved with Aboriginal and Colonial history.  It has many challenging features to negotiate and natural wonders to appreciate.  The park is accessed by heading north from Galston through Arcadia and Fiddletown, so it is the closes Expedition for us.
It is a great location to experience an Expedition, extend your friendship circle and become excited about the power of our Saviour Jesus Christ.


WHEN
Friday Sept 28, 3:00pm - Sunday Sept 30, 4:00pm

COST
$38 - regular fee closes 3 September
$66 - late fee closes 10 September

WHERE 
The Expedition is being held in the Marramarra National PArk

REGISTRATION
Register NOW CLICK HERE
Note:  EARLY BIRD registration closes 3 September and final registration closes 10 September

Once you register you will receive the Prelog, and we will send out more information regarding our preparation and groups.

When have scheduled a pack check on 23 September and is compulsory for all Pathfinders attending Expedition.  This will ensure you have all food, clothing and equipment required for the weekend.

If you have any questions please contact Chris Jameson,chrisandsarah@optusnet.com.au
Thanks
Chris
Expedition Coordinator

Melanie Windus and Richard Todd - Club Directors
Wahroonga Pathfinders
 

Mobile:
Melanie 0429 991 147

Richard 0404 071 469
Email:  directors@wahroongapathfinders.org

Unstoppable Australian Pathfinder Camporee 2019

posted 7 Aug 2018, 04:11 by Naomi Granger

Pathfinders - Camporee Information
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Unstoppable Australian Pathfinder Camporee 2019

The Unstoppable Australian Pathfinder Camporee will be held 1 - 6 January 2019 in Molesworth Victoria.  (Molesworth is next to the Goulburn River, 90 minutes north east of Melbourne Airport). 

The Camporee promises to be an unforgettable five days of fun, friendship and spiritual awakening for Pathfinders and leaders from all across Australia.  There will be exciting new activities, new friendship opportunities, top speakers, outstanding night programs with awesome music and a specially written drama.

Pathfinders are eligible to attend this Camporee if they have turned 10 by the commencement date of the Camporee - 1 January 2019.  Pathfinders have to wait 4 years for this event to roll around.  Don't miss it.

Camporee Fees are designed to encourage applications and payment of fees to be made by 2 September 2018. 
The fee schedule to the AUC is:
          $190 by 2 Sept
          $210 by 1 Dec
          $240 after 2 Dec

Register NOW

This will be a catered event.  More details will follow regarding the club logistics.

Please DO NOT let cost be the factor that prevents your Pathfinder attending.  If cost is prohibiting you registering please speak with Melanie or Richard in confidence.

 

Melanie Windus and Richard Todd - Club Directors
Wahroonga Pathfinders
 

Mobile:
Melanie 0429 991 147

Richard 0404 071 469
Email:  directors@wahroongapathfinders.org

Club Camp at Glenworth Valley

posted 7 Aug 2018, 04:10 by Naomi Granger

Pathfinders - Camp 2018
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In Summary:

What:         Pathfinder Club Camp

When:        Friday 3 August from 4.30pm to Sunday 5 August 1.00pm

Where:       Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
                   69 Cooks Road, Glenworth Valley  NSW  2250

Register NOW (click on NOW link to register). 
Registration will close Monday July 30.

  What you need to bring:

    Warm clothes & shoes    Torch/headlight
    Rain coat    Water bottle
    PJ’s    Eating & cooking utensils
    Toiletries & towel    Food for the following meals:
    Hat & sunscreen  Breakfast:  Saturday & Sunday
    Sleeping bag & mat  Lunch:        Saturday provided
    Camp chair/stool  Dinner:       Friday & Saturday
   Snacks:      marshmallows/trail mix
  

We don't want you to miss out on outdoor activity hours

 

Not sure if you want to come talk to your class leader or ring Richard or Melanie



Event Coordinator:  Pathfinder Class Leaders
Melanie Windus & Richard Todd - Club Directors
Wahroonga Pathfinders
 

Mobile:
Melanie 0429-991147

Richard 0404-071469
Email:  directors@wahroongapathfinders.org

Pathfinders - Bike Camp 2018 - Last Chance to Register NOW

posted 5 Jun 2018, 02:56 by Naomi Granger

Register today - last chance
You must register NOW if you plan to attend.

In Summary:

What:         Bike Camp - Wingello State Forest

When:        Saturday June 9 from 4:00pm to Monday June 11 early afternoon

Where:       Wingello State Forest - Southern Highlands

Register NOW (click on NOW link to register). 
Registration will close Tuesday June 5.

You must register NOW if you plan to attend.


WHEN
Held over the coming June long weekend, from 4pm on Saturday June 9 (allowing for family time and/or Church in the morning). We will ride Sunday June 10 and again on Monday June 11 but will be packed up and finished by early afternoon. 

WHERE & WHAT
As above, the beautiful Wingello State Forest is located in the Southern Highlands just past Moss Vale and Bundanoon approximately 2 hours drive time if you go via the M7 from Wahroonga. We will provide more detail on the getting there and what you need to bring when you register - but the obvious one is you will need a bike that is in good condition with gears ie. a mountain bike plus a helmet that fits well. So this week dust off the cobwebs from your bike (take them to the bike shop if it needs a service), check your helmet still fits and get ready to become the ‘Pathfinder King or Queen of the Mountain’.

WHO
Please aim to register as soon as you can.  We need to put approximate numbers down for attendance in order to get our permit to enter the forest.

Families are welcome to attend however we do not encourage children younger than pathfinder age to ride - they will have their turn when they are old enough for Pathfinders. Children below Pathfinder age may ride with a parent or guardian whom must both ride with their children and take full responsibility for their care and any injuries as they are not covered for insurance purposes and attend at their own risk. 

NEED TO KNOW
At Wingello, there will be a base camp with tents. The Club will NOT be catering for this event - meaning breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner is going to be up to the Pathfinders. Having attended family camp  and level camps it is now time for our Pathfinders to extend themselves a little further. The club will provide several gas stoves for use and there is always a willing hand for those who need it. At the campground there is a long drop toilet that is serviced everyday.

It is VERY COLD at night…just below zero temperatures were experienced so everyone will need a good quality sleeping bag and warm clothing layers for sleeping at night. We will be able to have a roaring camp fire  - BYO marshmallows!! 

 
Our bike camps over the years have been a huge success and talked about for many years. I am sure this one will be no exception. Please contact me on davygoods22@icloud.com or 0481 457 367 if you have any questions. 

PEDAL HARD!! 

David Goodacre 
Bike Camp Co-ordinator

Bike Training and Bike Camp

posted 29 May 2018, 15:53 by Naomi Granger

Hello Pathfinders & Families - Will you be joining us?
In Summary:

What:         Bike Training Session  mandatory for any new Pathfinder who has NOTattended a
                  Bike Camp previously 


When:        Sunday June 3 at 1:30pm

Where:       Long Trail Track - Meet Cnr Mallawa Road & Bulara Street
                   Duffys Forest
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What:         Bike Camp - Wingello State Forest

When:        Saturday June 9 from 4:00pm to Monday June 11 early afternoon

Where:       Wingello State Forest - Southern Highlands

Register NOW (click on NOW link to register)

Bike camp planning is now well underway.
Based on the great feedback and fantastic fun from last year we will be heading to Wingello State Forest. 


WHEN
Held over the coming June long weekend, from 4pm on Saturday June 9 (allowing for family time and/or Church in the morning). We will ride Sunday June 10 and again on Monday June 11 but will be packed up and finished by early afternoon. 

WHERE & WHAT
As above, the beautiful Wingello State Forest is located in the Southern Highlands just past Moss Vale and Bundanoon approximately 2 hours drive time if you go via the M7 from Wahroonga. We will provide more detail on the getting there and what you need to bring when you register - but the obvious one is you will need a bike that is in good condition with gears ie. a mountain bike plus a helmet that fits well. So this week dust off the cobwebs from your bike (take them to the bike shop if it needs a service), check your helmet still fits and get ready to become the ‘Pathfinder King or Queen of the Mountain’.

WHO
Please aim to register as soon as you can.  We need to put approximate numbers down for attendance in order to get our permit to enter the forest.

Families are welcome to attend however we do not encourage children younger than pathfinder age to ride - they will have their turn when they are old enough for Pathfinders. Children below Pathfinder age may ride with a parent or guardian whom must both ride with their children and take full responsibility for their care and any injuries as they are not covered for insurance purposes and attend at their own risk. 

NEED TO KNOW
At Wingello, there will be a base camp with tents. The Club will NOT be catering for this event - meaning breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner is going to be up to the Pathfinders. Having attended family camp  and level camps it is now time for our Pathfinders to extend themselves a little further. The club will provide several gas stoves for use and there is always a willing hand for those who need it. At the campground there is a long drop toilet that is serviced everyday.

It is VERY COLD at night…just below zero temperatures were experienced so everyone will need a good quality sleeping bag and warm clothing layers for sleeping at night. We will be able to have a roaring camp fire  - BYO marshmallows!! 

 
MANDATORY BIKE TRAINING SESSION FOR FIRST TIME BIKE CAMPERS - IMPORTANT

In terms of preparation for the ride - if a pathfinder that has not been on bike camp before it is mandatory to attend next Sunday's ‘bike training’ session. The unfortunate reality is that we cannot assume that Pathfinders can ride competently and we need to know everyone’s skill level before they go on camp. It is just no fun for a Pathfinder or their parents / leaders / guardians if they are on a ride and out of their depth. 

The trail below is an excellent beginners, nice and wide, fire trail ride. It is a ‘4kms there (with a lovely view of Cowan Creek for a break) and 4km’s back’ track. Completing this track means parents and Pathfinders will have the basic skill to complete the bike trails in Wingello. 

 
Bike Training Session - Long Trail Track - Sunday June 3 - meet at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start. 
Meet at corner of Mallawa Road and Bulara Street, Duffys Forest (google Map ref below)
 
Our bike camps over the years have been a huge success and talked about for many years. I am sure this one will be no exception. Please contact me on davygoods22@icloud.com or 0481 457 367 if you have any questions. 
Event Co-ordinator:  David Goodacre - davygoods22@icloud.com
Melanie Windus & Richard Todd - Club Directors
Wahroonga Pathfinders
 

Mobile:
Melanie 0429-991147

Richard 0404-071469
Email:  directors@wahroongapathfinders.org

June - Hall Meeting, Bike Training, Master Guides First Aid, Bike Camp, Pathfinder Day

posted 29 May 2018, 15:51 by Naomi Granger

June activities

 

1. Hall Meeting No 5 - June 2

When :     4.30pm sharp
Where :    Main auditorium Fox Valley Community Centre
Dress :     Field  Uniform


2. Bike Training Day - June 3

When :     1.30pm sharp mandatory for any new pathfinders who have not attended Bike Camp previously
Where :    Long Trail Track - Cnr Mallawa Road & Bulara Street, Duffys Forest
Dress :     Field  Uniform


3. Master Guide First Aid Certificate - June 3

When :     9.00am sharp
Where :    Suite 11, Level 2  252 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby  NSW  2077
Dress :     Field  Uniform


4. Bike Camp - June 9 - 11

When :     from 4pm June 9 - afternoon June 11
Where :    Wingello State Forest - Southern Highlands
What to bring :       Lots of warm clothes (its very cold)

                 All your food & equipment for camping
                 Talk to your leaders about what you need to know

 

5. Pathfinder Day - June 30

Pathfinder Day is on again at Fox Valley Community Centre on JUNE 30.

When :     10.30am on Sabbath morning 
Where :    Meet outside Fox Valley Community Centre, on the grass outside the kitchen.
Dress :     Full Dress Uniform   (Not available - Please use Field Uniform)


You are invited to stay for lunch (please let us know so we can prepare food).

Please bring something to share:
                 Dips with vegies and crackers
                 Fruits for platter
                 Slice or cake to share


6. Hall Meeting No.6 - June 30
When :     4.30pm sharp
Where :    Main auditorium Fox Valley Community Centre
Dress :     Field  Uniform

 

 

Bike Camp Information Summary

June 3 Bike Training Session for all Pathfinders who have not attended Bike Camp previously.

Meet at 1:20pm Long Trail Track - Corner Mallawa Road & Bulara Street, Duffys Forest.

June 9 - 11 Wingello State Forest - Southern Highlands
Bike Camp Registration Open NOW 
(click on now to enter registration)


Event Coordinator:  Dave Goodacre
Phone:         0481 457 367
Email:          davygoods22@icloud.com
 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Car Wash. More than $1000 was raised for Currawah Aboriginal Education Centre.  

Reminders
  1. Hall Dinners - Part-time Staff and Parents helpers are welcome to stay for dinner. However, we ask EVERYONE  to contribute financially - $5 per meal, for those who have not paid upfront.
  2. Website - All you want to know but were afraid to ask... including the latest email, a Calendar for the year and where to sew badges! www.wahroongapathfinders.org.au
  3. Facebook - Check out the latest photos https://www.facebook.com/groups/137469349648344/ 
  4. Sharing the Fun - We need EACH family to help out in some way once a term, please volunteer NOW 
  5. Uniforms : if you have ordered a field shirt or badge and not received it please contact Nerolie King at hall meeting.
See YOU THIS Weekend - Saturday
Melanie Windus and Richard Todd - Club Directors
Wahroonga Pathfinders
 

Mobile:
Melanie 0429 991 147

Richard 0404 071 469
Email:  directors@wahroongapathfinders.org

May Activities - Hall Meeting, Fair Day, Guide Camp and iCare Day

posted 29 May 2018, 15:49 by Naomi Granger   [ updated 29 May 2018, 15:50 ]

May activities

1. Hall Meeting No 4 - May 5

Hall Meeting No 4
When :      4.30pm sharp
Where :     Main auditorium Fox Valley Community Centre
Dress :      Field Uniform
Activities:  Honours presentation
                 Fair Practice

What to bring:
                 "Sweet Treats"


2. Pathfinder Fair - May 6
When:      8:45 am - 1:00pm
Where:     Castle Hill Show Ground
What to bring:
                 
Full dress uniform for opening parade at 9:00am sharp
                 Field uniform for all activities
                 Money to buy snacks and lunch



3. Sweet Treats Stall @ the Fair

This year Wahroonga Pathfinders will be selling "Sweet Treats" to help raise funds for our club.
We would love each of you to contribute by bringing a plate or two of sweet treats to be sold at the Fair.  Treats could include muffins, cupcakes, cookies, slice or other tempting creations. 
Gluten free treats would also be well received.

Please label any plates that have allergens including nuts, dairy and eggs.


 

4. Guide Camp - May 25 - 27

When:      May 25 - 27
Where:     Newnes
                 Details to follow
Camp coordinator: Raelean Goodacre

                 

5. iCare Day - May 27
When:      May 27
Where:     Details to follow

Reminders

Hall Dinners:  Staff and Parents helpers are welcome to stay for dinner. However, we ask EVERYONE  to contribute financially - $5 per meal, for those who have not paid on registration.
See YOU THIS Weekend - Saturday
Melanie Windus and Richard Todd - Club Directors
Wahroonga Pathfinders
 

Mobile:
Melanie 0429 991 147

Richard 0404 071 469
Email:  directors@wahroongapathfinders.org

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