Knots Part 2

22 May

These are the 10 knots that you need to learn (in addition to the first 10), to complete the 20 knots. Next year you will get your knot honor by tying each of the 20 knots, putting them on knot board and a few other things… so try not to forget them. There are a couple that I still need to find the video for, so work on the other 8 and bare with me please.

Anchor Bend

-Used for attaching a rope to a ring or something similar

Alpine Butterfly

-Has high breaker strength
-Used to attach climbers to middle of rope
-Can be used to isolate a worm section of rope

Cat’s Paw

-For connecting a rope to an object

Figure Eight

-For keeping the end of f a rope from running out of a tackle or pulley

Fisherman’s Knot

-For joining this, stiff or slippery lines


-Used in a lasso

Lark’s Head

-Used to connect loop-ended lanyard to handheld electronic equipment

Pipe Hitch

-For hoisting tubular objects

Prusick Knot

-Used for climbing, canyoneering, caving, rope-rescue

Double Sheet Bend

-Strong knot to tie two ropes together

Knots Part 1

22 May

These are the 10 knots that you should already know (Imani from Friends, Damarius & Kayla from the sleepover a few weeks ago). These are also the knots that you will need to know how to tie for the Pathfinder Fair in a few weeks, so please keep practicing them because you will need to know how to tie them. You will notice that I have include a its uses and a video. Sometime today or tomorrow, I will include a picture of what it looks like when it is tied.


-Can be used to lift a person around their waist
-knot does not tighten


-For joining two lines


-For when you need a quick, simple method to fasten around a post


-Similar to square knot


-To shorten a length of rope


-For joining two ropes together, especially if not the same size


-Will tighten under load, can be easily untied


-To tie two lines together at ends
-In first aid to tie off a bandage or sling


-To attach a single piece of rope to a piece of wood


-Quickly tied and most often used in mooring


22 May

Investiture is this Saturday May 25th at 5pm at City Temple Sda Church in Detroit. You will need to be in your Type A uniform. Unfortunately I will be out of town and won’t get to see the investiture. In case I haven’t told you, it has been a pleasure working with you this year (even though we’re technically not done and still have a couple of things left to do). Investiture means that you have (or will) successfully complete the Pathfinder year and will begin the next left of Pathfinders next year (Explorer). Don’t worry, we’ll do a better job next year of making sure we don’t have anything to finish when we get closer to the end of the year. I hope you have learned something about yourself, each other and something about God… I know I have!


22 May

Hi Companions,

We’ve definitely made some progress. Here’s your updated homework

  • Finish devotional readings & Genesis and write something down in your book (there must be something on every page of your book)
  • Memorize books of old testament and their groupings (Only Damarius left to complete)
  • Spend two hours helping elderly person (On your own)
  • 10 knots (See next post for info)
  • Basic water safety (We’ll do this in the summer)


10 May

This is what you need to memorize… from the first section (Spiritual Discovery) you need to memorize each verse. From the second section (Health & Fitness), you only need to pick two


A.   Prayer

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God John 4:7

B.   Doctrine-already completed

5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

C.   Behavior

15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

D.   Salvation

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

E.    Relationships

18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18


17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 1 John 3:17

F.    Promise/Praise

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalm 37:3

G.  Great Passages

11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11


HEALTH & FITNESS 1b. (Pick two)

  •  12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
  •  31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • 20 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. Proverbs 20:1
  • Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 1:2

Where are we?

10 May

Hi Companions,

We haven’t had very much time together recently, as the Pathfinder year comes to a close it is time to make sure that you will be invested. This means that we have a short amount of time to finish all of the things that need to be finished. If you are going to move up to the Explorer class for next Pathfinder year, we must get through this. Yes it’s a lot to do, but nothing we can’t get finished. Please make sure to do the ones that say to do on your own (reading, memorizing and spending 2hrs helping an elderly person). The rest we can and will do together. Here is a list of what needs to be finished so that you know where we stand.

  • finish devotional readings-on your own
  • memorize books of old testament
  • Memorize text for: doctrine, behavior, salvation, relationships, promises/praise, great passages-on your own
  • Spend two hours helping elderly person-on your own
  • memorize two passages (Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 10:31, proverbs 20:1, 3 John 2)-on your own
  • Nature section (we will do this when we are camping)
  • 20 knots (we’re halfway there)

What should you be working on?

18 Apr


Just in case you forgot what you’re supposed to be working on this week, here is your reminder (just in case you wait until the last minute to do it). Demarius, don’t forget to be ready to do your presentation this week.

1. Finish weekly readings and put something in your book to show that you have completed them by answering the questions

2. Memorize 1 John 4:7  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

3. Be able to recite the first 17 books of the bible and the two groups that they belong to (we started this last week)

5 Books of Moses (Goofy Elephants Love Nuts Dude)

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Dueteronomy

12 Books of History (Jaylen Just Ripped Siobhan’s Skirt, Kayla Kicked him Cry Crybaby Everyday Nd Every night)

  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1 & 2 Samuel
  • 1 & 2 Kings
  • 1 & 2 Chronicles
  • Ezra
  • Nehemiah
  • Esther

Catching up

17 Mar

Hey Companions,

It sure has been a little while since we sat down together… but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be keeping a eye on your book. Here is what you need to do:

A. Finish the weekly readings and put something in your book showing that you’ve done them (text, picture… etc)

B. Read (or listen) to Genesis 1-17. If you would prefer to listen to it instead of read, see the previous

C. Do you presentation on 2 Adventist pioneers. Imani and Kayla have already had the chance to present, so Tajah and Demarius please be ready the next time we meet

D. Start looking at the books of the Old Testament, we will be memorizing them.

Happy reading


21 Dec

Here’s Genesis, all by itself so you don’t have to search through the other posts to listen to it. Whenever you are expected to read Genesis, I will update this post.


Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Weekly Readings (22, 23, 24)

21 Dec

Don’t forget to write about your weekly readings in your Companion book. To be up to date, you should have read (up to and including) Week 24. Below you will find the readings for Weeks 22-24 (Readings for December so far). Click the link to read it, or click listen to listen to the chapter). Happy reading

Week 22 – Devotion
Psalms 103            Listen
Lamentations 3     Listen
Job 40-42                Listen 40          Listen 41          Listen 42

Week 23 – Decisions
Matthew 4              Listen
Matthew 16            Listen
Mark 8                     Listen
 Luke 14                   Listen

Week 24 – Example
Mark 10:32-45
Acts 10                      Listen
Galatians 6:1-8
Luke 23                     Listen
1 John 2                    Listen
2 Peter 1-3               Listen 1            Listen 2             Listen 3