Method of Testing Participation Option 2: Help someone in need
Objective To give the Friends opportunity to participate in meeting the immediate needs of another, to realize the growth experience of responsibility, and at the same time, enjoy it. Explanation Today's world is full of persons in need, from the elderly unable to maintain a yard to victims of small and large scale disasters. All maybe helped by Pathfinder youth. Teaching Methods 1. Seek the help of the Church Community Services director to locate someone in need. 2. You may contact other Civic organizations who specialize in community services for the names of people in need. 3. Invite the Friends to think of other ideas of service to someone in need and permit them to choose the areas of their interest, which may include lawn mowing, running an errand or message for an older person, housework for shut-ins and yard cleanup for an elderly person. Method of Testing Participation Option 3:Community, School, or Church Project Objective To give the Friends opportunity to participate in service for the community, to realize the growth experience of responsibility, and at the same time, enjoy it. Explanation These projects may come from suggestions made by leaders in the community or observations made by the participants. Friend candidate may help in doing as well as organizing the event. Teaching Method Activities to consider CHURCH Improve church grounds Remodeling bee Custodial duties Plant a "giveaway" garden for the hungry SCHOOL Plant and care for flowerbeds Clean and fix restrooms Arrange and care for library Start a "collection" library of nature items, historic items, etc. COMMUNITY Participate in a fund drive Volunteer service for civic organizations such as hospitals, orphanages, etc.
Cleanup projects in parks, roadsides, vacant lots. Method of Testing