Friend Class

Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for the juniors to learn that God loves and cares for all people.
  • To help them to realize that Christ is the greatest revelation of God.
  • To encourage an awareness within the juniors that the church is interested in them as individuals.
  • To allow for personal growth and development through interpersonal relationships within selected activities.
  • To enlarge their vision of the needs of their community and to help them find ways of attending to these needs.
  • To assist them in developing a desire for achievement in all their work, and to stimulate a desire to continue through the entire class program.

General Requirement

  • Be 10 years old and/or in Grade 5 or its equivalent.
  • Be an active member of the AJY Society or Pathfinder Club
  • Memorize and explain the Pathfinder Pledge and Law.
  • Read the book The Happy Path (or similar book on the Pledge and Law).
  • Have a current Book Club Certificate.

Advanced

Memorize then sing, or play and illustrate the meaning of the Pathfinder Song.

Spiritual Discovery

Memorize the Old Testament books of the Bible and know the five areas into which the books are grouped. 

  • Demonstrate your ability to find any given book.
  • Have a current memory gem certificate.
  • Know and explain Psalm 23 or Psalm 46.
  • During several worship periods, read with your parents the historical prologue to the book 
  • Early Writings and list the main events of the SDA church or fulfill other options as mentioned on page 26.

Advanced

  • Complete the crossword puzzle based on the prologue to Early Writings.
  • In consultation with your leader choose one of the following Old Testament characters: Joseph, Jonah, Esther or Ruth. And discuss with your group, Christ's loving care and deliverance as shown in the story.

Serving Others

By consultation with your leader, work out ways to spend at least two hours expressing your friendship to someone in need in your community by doing any two of the following:

  • Visit someone who needs friendship.
  • Help someone in need.
  • With the help of others spend a half day on a community, school, or church project.

Prove yourself a good citizen at home and at school.

Advanced

Bring at least two visitors to Sabbath School or Pathfinder meetings.

Friendship Development

  • List ten qualities of being a good friend, and discuss four everyday situations where you have practiced the "Golden Rule."
  • Know your National Anthem and explain its meaning.

Advanced

Demonstrate good table manners with a group of persons of various ages.

Health and Fitness

Complete the following:

  • Discuss the temperance principles in the life of Daniel, or participate in a presentation or role play on Daniel 1.
  • Memorize and explain Daniel 1:8, and either sign the appropriate pledge card or design your own pledge card showing why you choose a life style in harmony with the true principles of temperance.

Learn the principles of a healthful diet and engage in a project preparing a chart of basic food groups.

Complete the honor in Beginner's Swimming.  

Advanced

HIV/AIDS curriculum

Organization and Leadership Development

Plan and take a three hour or 8 km Hike. Plan to complete a requirement under the Nature Study or Outdoor Life sections or a Nature Honor.

Nature Study

  • Complete one of the following honors: Cats, Dogs, Mammals, Seeds, Bird Pets.
  • Know different methods of purifying water and demonstrate your ability to build a camp shelter. 
  • Consider the significance of Jesus as the water of life and as our refuge place.

Advanced

1  Know and identify ten wild flowers and ten insects in your area.

Outdoor Life

  • Know how ropes are made and demonstrate how to care for rope in the correct manner. 
  • Tie and know the practical use of the following knots: Overhand, Granny,
  • Square, Slip, Double Bow, Two Half Hitches, Clove Hitch, Bowline.
  • Participate in an overnight CAMPOUT.
  • Pass a test in general safety.
  • Pitch and strike a tent and make a camp bed.
  • Know ten hiking rules, and know what to do when lost.
  • Learn the signs for track and trail. Be able to lay a 2 km. trail that others can follow and be able to track a 2 km. trail.

  Advanced

  • Start a fire with one match, using natural materials, and keep that fire going.
  • Properly use the knife and axe, and know ten safety rules in their use.
  • Tie five speed knots.
  • Demonstrate baking, boiling and frying camp food.

 

Lifestyle Enrichment

Complete one Honor in Arts and Crafts.

Advanced

Complete one Honor in Vocational or Outdoor Industries.

BIBLE DISCOVERY COLLECTION

  • Genesis-Ruth
  • Patriarch & Prophets
  • Pentateuch-Pre Monarchy

JESUS COLLECTION

His Life

Read one of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) using one of the methods below:

  • Individually
  • With club / unit
  • With family
  • With friends
  • Listen on CD
  • Watch the Matthew or John

Read from the book Steps to Christ the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: God’s Love for Man
  • Chapter 2: The Sinner’s Need of Christ