The Pledge and Law are the guiding principles of Pathfinders, the defining characteristic of the life of a Pathfinder. All members agree to abide by the Pledge and Law, to let them guide their actions, thoughts and lives in or out of uniform.
By the grace of God,
I will be pure, kind, and true.
I will keep the Pathfinder Law.
I will be a servant of God
and a friend to man.
Explanation of the Pathfinder Pledge
By the grace of God:
Only as we rely on God to help us can we do His will.
I will be pure:
I will fill my mind with everything that is right and true and spend my time in activities that will build a strong, clean character.
I will be kind:
I will be considerate and kind, not only to my fellow man, but also to all of God’s creation.
I will be true:
I will be honest and upright in study, work and play and can always be counted upon to do my very best.
I will keep the Pathfinder Law:
I will seek to understand the meaning of the Law and will strive to live up to it’s spirit, realizing that obedience to law is essential in any organization
I will be a servant to God:
I will pledge myself to serve God first, last, and best in everything I am called upon to be or do.
I will be a friend to man:
I will live to bless others and do unto them as I would have them do unto me.
The Pathfinder Law is for me to:
Keep the morning watch
Do my honest part
Care for my body
Keep a level eye
Be courteous and obedient
Walk softly in the sanctuary
Keep a song in my heart
Go on God’s errands
Explanation of the Pathfinder Law
Keep the Morning Watch:
I will have prayer and personal bible study each day.
Do my honest part:
By the power of God I will help others, and do my duty and my honest share, wherever I may be.
Care for my body:
I will be temperate in all things and strive to reach a higher standard of physical fitness.
Keep a level eye:
I will not lie, cheat or deceive, and will despise dirty talk or evil thinking.
Be courteous and obedient:
I will be kind and thoughtful of others, reflecting the love of Jesus in all my association with others.
Walk softly in the sanctuary:
In any devotional exercise I will be quiet, careful and reverent.
Keep a song in my heart:
I will be cheerful and happy and let the influence of my life be as sunshine to others.
Go on God’s errands:
I will always be ready to share my faith and go about doing good as Jesus did.
Oh, we are the Pathfinder Strong,
The servants of God are we
Faithful as we march along,
In kindness, truth, and purity
A Message to tell to the world
A truth that will set us free!
King Jesus the Savior’s coming back
For you, and me!