Adventurers (Seventh-day Adventist)
Master Guide neckerchief Adventurers Club
|Motto||Because Jesus loves me, I can always do my best.|
|Type||Adventist youth organization|
It was in 1972 that the Seventh-day Adventist Church tried for the first time, to create a specific program for children under ten. The first "prototype" of the Adventurers Club was developed in Washington, D.C., under the direction of Carolee Riegel, a club called "The Beaver."
In 1975, the SDA church in the northeastern United States, conducted a program focused on children in the age group of Adventurers and, five years later, several associations were already following this example.
In 1988, the North American Division of SDA invited interested associations and experts in children to study the formalization of the Adventurers Club. A committee met, a year later (1989) to update the curriculum, specialties and establish standards for the organization and functioning of the club. Leaders participated in this work of Sabbath School Children, educators, coordinators of the Ministry of Children (Adventist department that develops programs specifically for children), and other experts in family and early childhood education. In the same year (1989), the General Conference authorized four classes of Adventurers and aligned them with school grades/age groups:
- Busy Bee-Grade 1/Age 6
- Sun Beams-Grade 2/Age 7
- Builders-Grade 3/Age 8
- Helping Hands-Grade 4/Age 9
This confirmed the work done by Teresa Reeve. She wrote the Adventurer curriculum in order to "facilitate the child share their faith, to prepare for this life and eternal life."
In 1990, the master plan of the Adventurers Club was started in the North American Division. In 1991, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church has authorized a global program, setting goals, curriculum, flag, uniform and ideals.
Based on work by the Florida Conference the Adventurer Club program has now been expanded to cover:
- Little Lambs-Pre-K/Age 4
- Eager Beaver-Kindergarten/Age 5
- Clube de Aventureiros ajuda crianças carentes Archived November 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Brazilian voices (in Portuguese)
- Lançamento do Clubde de Aventureiros da IASD na Cohab 2 em Bacabal-MA Castro Digital (in Portuguese)
- Aventureiros Associação Paulistana da IASD (in Portuguese)
- Classes e Especialidades do Clube de Aventureiros Archived May 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Aventureiros em Ação (in Portuguese)
- Світогляд – Філософія – Релігія UABS (in Russian)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-05-02.
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