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The Baptism of Gabriel Wilkerson

New Birth In Baptism 

On 8/26/2023, Gabriel Wilkerson became the newest member of the Breath Of Life SDA church and was publicly immersed in the water to demonstrate his commitment to follow Jesus’s example through Baptism. We celebrate with his family and pray that he will continue on trusting God as he serves his country as a member of the US Air Force.
Four years ago, at the International Pathfinder Camporee, Gabriel and his mother searched for a Teen Leadership Training program bring offered by a Pathfinder Club in the DC Metro area. They found the Beltsville Broncos Club in the Potomac Conference. Gabriel had completed his Guide level and wanted to do more and receive Christian Leadership Training. He brought his three younger brothers to join the  club with him. The commitment he demonstrated throughout this four year program has been exemplary. Two years ago he also began his Master Guide Journey  with the club counselors. Towards the end of this journey, his study of the Master Guide requirements, combined with his collective study, and Pathfinder experiences with his counselors over these many years helped him realize the importance baptism. He understood that making the very public declaration to follow the examples of Jesus begins with baptism. This is the link to witness a new birth for yourself: Gabriel’s Baptism
We are looking forward to continue our journey with him and his brothers as mentors and family no matter where this life takes them. May the God of peace protect and keep him safe throughout all his life journeys, so that he may continue to be a powerful witness to the supreme power of the living God of Creation.


Master Guide Training- Oct 17, 2020

To all of our Coordinators, Pathfinder Directors, and interested Master Guides to be:

You are Invited to our Next Master Guide Training Opportunity

Who:   Anyone in need of training in pursuit of their Master Guide

What:  Child Development (This will be taught in 2 sessions. Please see info below)

The seminar will be provided in English and Spanish

Where:     Virtually using Zoom (details to follow) – PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

When:       Sabbath afternoon, October 17th, 2020 3:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Child Development – The first session will be geared to Master Guides working with or planning to work with Pathfinders ages 10-12. From 3 PM to 5 PM – English and Spanish Sessions

Child Development – The second session will be geared to Master Guides working with or planning to work with Pathfinders ages 13-15. From 5:15 PM -7:15 PM – English and Spanish Sessions

Homework for all interested: Please fill out the form at the bottom of this message to PRE-REGISTER.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by the end of the day.

To be clear, you will NOT be able to attend if you have NOT pre-registered as instructed above.

There is no cost associated with attending these seminars. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Snaith at or (703) 577-3985.


Kevin Snaith

A todos nuestros Coordinadores, Directores de Conquistadores y a todos los interesados en convertirse en Guías Mayores,

Oro para que todos estén y sigan en salud durante este tiempo único de distanciamiento social, aunque no estamos listos aun para reunirnos en personas, estamos disponibles y seguimos apoyando las clases para futuros Guías Mayores travez de su programa virtualmente.

Te estamos invitando a las siguiente oportunidades de entrenamiento de Guías Mayores:

Quienes: Cualquier que este en la necesidad de completar su programa a ser Guía Mayor

El Que: Desarrollo del niño(este sera ensenado en dos secciones. Por favor siga la información que sigue a continuación).

este seminario sera ensenado en ingles y español

Donde: De manera virtual usando la plataforma de zoom(siga los detalles). PRE – REGISTRASION ES REQUERIDA.

Cuando: La tarde del sábado 17 de octubre 3:00pm a 7:15pm

El desarrollo del niño – sección 1- estaba abarcando las edades de conquistadores de 10-12 años sera de 3pm a 5:00pm ambas secciones, ingles y español.

El desarrollo del niño – secciones 2 – estaba abarcando las edades de 13-15 años y sera de 5:15pm – 7:15pm ambas secciones, ingles y español.

Por favor complete el formulario al final de este mensaje para PRE-REGISTRARSE.

La fecha limite para la registration es el Miércoles 14 de octubre del 2020 antes del final día.

Aclarando algo: si usted no va a participar no tiene que hace pre – registrasion como se indica arriba.

No hay ningunead costo asociado a estos seminarios, si tiene alguna pregunta por favor comuníquese con Kevin Snaith al o al (703) 577-3985.


Kevin Snaith

Potomac Pathfinders second Director’s Meeting

Moving Forward

We are grateful for the presentations that were made by each of the club directors.  Each demonstrated why Potomac Pathfinders is an effective and essential ministry at every level in Potomac Conference.  Our meeting was very productive, and we learned that we are all stronger when we press together, share information, and prayerfully seek God’s direction at every step in this ministry.  We learned that we have all found the Covid-19 environment very challenging to adjust to. We also learned:

  • that personalizing our approach to staff gives them the encouragement they need to move forward with us.
  • Making personal connections with our pathfinders increases they desire to continue because they have an increase sence of belonging.
  • This new environment constantly forces us to re-focus on the original intent of our club ministry.
  • We can maintain the health and safety of our club members and staff as we explore new creative ways to meet our required elements in the Pathfinder program.

As they become available, I will post the materials each presenter has shared as a resource to use in your ministry.


Agradecemos las presentaciones realizadas por cada uno de los directores del club. Cada uno demostró por qué Potomac Conquestadores es un ministerio eficaz y esencial en todos los niveles de la Conferencia Potomac. Nuestra reunión fue muy productiva, y aprendimos que todos somos más fuertes cuando nos unimos, compartimos información y buscamos en oración la dirección de Dios en cada paso de este ministerio. Aprendimos que a todos nos ha parecido muy difícil adaptarse al entorno Covid-19. También aprendimos:

  • que personalizar nuestro enfoque hacia el personal les da el aliento que necesitan para seguir adelante con nosotros.
  • Hacer conexiones personales con nuestros pioneros aumenta su deseo de continuar porque tienen un mayor sentido de pertenencia.
  • Este nuevo entorno nos obliga constantemente a reenfocarnos en la intención original del ministerio de nuestro club.
  • Podemos mantener la salud y la seguridad de los miembros y el personal de nuestro club a medida que exploramos nuevas formas creativas de cumplir con nuestros elementos requeridos en el programa Conquestadores.

A medida que estén disponibles, publicaré los materiales que cada presentador ha compartido como recurso para usar en su ministerio.

This is a presentation that was shared by the Olney Musketeers director, Andrew Herolds.

Esta es una presentación que fue compartida por el director de Olney Musketeers, Andrew Herolds.

The Presentation link

Nutrition Honor


Scantuary Presentation

Christian Citizenship

Cultural Heritage Honor with Pastor Christian Martin

Cultural Heritage Honor

Living Hope Messengers Pathfinder Club hosted a Facebook Live event  on Sabbath, May 23 at 4 PM.  The Honor was taught by Pastor Christian Martin live on their Facebook page:

Click on the embedded YouTube video  below.

This is an opportunity for all interested Pathfinders and staff members to  earn the Cultural Heritage Honor by watching the presentation, filling out the attached sheet below and submitting it to your club directors to receive your patch.


Cultural Heritage LHM

Changes to Pathfinder Fair Schedule

Hello Potomac Pathfinders,

The schedule has changed due to the presence of rain throughout the morning.

  • Drill down occupy the morning activities and will begin after opening  Ceremonies.
  • Activities will not begin before lunch.
  • Our initial plan was to keep all honors indoors in case of rain.
    • This will continue as scheduled.
  • After our scheduled lunch break, Indoor Honors and outdoor Activities will begin.

Master Guide Classes


The next training seminars for Master Guides candidates will be November 17, 2018 at the Manassas Seventh-Day Adventist Church (9858 Fairmont Avenue Manassas, VA 20109). Please note that we will be teaching a special course in English for those pursuing the Pathfinder Instructor Award (PIA). There are no fees associated with this training.

Date: November 17, 2018

Time: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Manassas SDA


Seminars to be taught:

  1. MGSK 012: Child Abuse Prevention (English and Spanish)
  2. Temperaments or Personality Seminar ((MG) Master Guide Version) (English and Spanish)
  3. Temperaments (PIA (Pathfinder Instructor Award) Version) English ONLY

Please let us know if you have any questions. Many thanks.


–        Amada Avalos Erdelyi

Head Area Coordinator