Notification We greet you in the name of Jesus to welcome you to the grand adventure that is almost a reality: “Conquering Giants, ¡What a good thing!” The long awaited III Inter‐American Camporee needs your strength, vision, your energy and your compromise to make it a reality. The Pathfinders of the entire Inter‐America awaits your leadership and tenacity so that together we could reach this extraordinary adventure. The time has come for recreation, to have fun, to share, to grow in our faith and to await the day when we will be camping out with Christ throughout all eternity. We place this information bulletin in your hands that will guide you to the way and through the process that will give you the tools and opportunities to be apart of this adventure and make your dream a reality: to share (to live, to participate) with more than fifteen thousand pathfinders of 36 countries, that forms the Inter‐American Division. With the confidence that you are part of the over comers, break free from the obstacles and “Conquer Giants”. Your friends, Bernardo Rodríguez Youth Ministry Director – Inter‐American Division Administrative Director of the Camporee Hiram Ruíz Lugo Director del Instituto de Ministerio Juvenil, Universidad de Montemorelos Director Ejecutivo del Camporee email@example.com José Luis Bouchot Díaz AY Director – North Mexican Union Assistant Executive Director of the Camporee firstname.lastname@example.org Organizing Committee JUSTIFICATION OF THE BANNER
In first place we have David with a sling. The faded lines around it represent the movement that David made with his sling, and it is done in a way to form the shape of a heart. I would like to explain why a heart. Although we do not face giants measuring three meters, we do face challenges that sometimes look like giants and they scare us. The lesson David teaches us is simple: if in the name of Jehovah of the Army, we decide to defeat all that cause you to doubt the loyalty and faithfulness of our powerful God while He is guiding His people, a great victory for our marvelous God is won in the strong and courageous hearts of His children. The first thing we need to conquer in order to be true Pathfinders is our hearts, because life flows from the heart. It was with a courageous and strong heart that David defeated Goliath; Joseph kept his integrity before sin; Daniel prayed to his God with the windows open in spite of the royal decree …. Concerning the colors, yellow represents youth and energy and Christ´s justice, blue represents loyalty, and red the blood of Christ. The plaque to the bottom, along with being a frame around the Theme of the event, serves as the base for all the elements which makes up the entire banner.
INSPIRE to give their lives to Jesus and be victorious. ENCOURAGE a spirit of friendship and coexistence with other cultures. DEVELOP new abilities to serve in the church and the community. TRAINGING DISCIPLES to testify and impact the host city with community services.
Unions, assistants and distribution of delegates Belize
Mid ‐ Central America
South Central America
French Antilles and Guyana
Visa information and airlines that travel from the different countries of our Division to Mexico
City. Visas will be processed with the help of pastor Cesar Maya Montes who is the person responsible for legal procedures in Mexico for the Seventh ‐ day Adventist church. 1. The list of countries that need visas to travel to Mexico is found in the web page of the National Institute of Immigration, please visit: http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php?page/Paises_visa. 2. It is urgent for us to know how many parents will be accompanying their children. Please send the list to the local Conference/Mission. 4. Notarized letters from the parents of minors are important for this procedure.
Date, place and cost Date 19 to 23 April, 2011
Sport City, Mexico. D. F. Ciudad Deportiva, México, D.F.
“CONQUERING GIANTS” Registration cost per person $70.00 (Pathfinders, Master Guides and all the support team). Payment Plan Early bird Pathfinders $55.00 (January to June, 2010) Pathfinders$70.00 (July to November, 2010) Sleeping Pathfinders $80.00 (December, 2010 to January, 2011) Distracted Pathfinders$100.00 (February to March, 2011) The organizing committee of the Camporee will reserve the right to admission as soon as the number of registrations have reached 20,000. Support staff for club: For every ten (10) Master Guides or Pathfinders of a registered club is entitled to pay $ 25.00 USD. This fee is shared by/ includes a support person (cooks (I), nurse (o), medical), up to a total of five (5) persons. This fee entitles you to entry and use of the facilities. BUT IT DOES NOT entitle you to: Admission to Six Flags. (please view the Camporee agenda)
Speakers Baraka Muganda, Youth Director of the General Conference
Jonatán Tejel, Pathfinder Director of the General Conference José Vicente Rojas, Volunteers´ Director of the North American Division Israel Leito, President of the Inter‐American Division Bernardo Rodriguez, Youth Director of the Inter‐American Division
Invitees Administrators and Departmentals of the IAD Administrators of Unions and Conferences of the Inter‐American Division Youth Directors from other Divisions and Unions Ron Whiteahead, Youth Ministry Director from Andrews University
Uniform: The Pathfinders and Master Guide uniforms are the following: Master Guide Ø Olive green pants or skirt (without emblems) Ø White shirt or Blouse military style Ø Black neck tie or bow tie (without emblem) Ø Black belt Ø Black shoes Ø Yellow scarf with the Master Guide emblem, blue tube with the emblem. Ø Black beret Ø Green honor band Ø Black sock for male and panty hose (stockings) neutral color for female or black cotton sock.
Posición de insignias y medidas. Mangas
PATHFINDERS Ø Khaki pants (without emblems), white military shirt (with shoulder flaps and flap over pocket) Ø Khaki skirt (without emblems) with white military shirt (with shoulder flaps and flap over pocket) Ø Yellow scarf with pathfinder emblem, green tube also with emblem. Ø Black shoes Ø Black tie or bow tie for girls without emblem Ø Black sock for boys Ø White cotton sock for girls Ø Black belt Ø Black beret Ø Olive green band Mangas
Use of Uniform: The Pathfinder Uniform will be used in the opening program and Saturday morning. For the sports uniform if possible it can also include a sports sweater.
Activities to be carried out during 2010
From the club to the Conference: List of all those attending (Pathfinders, M.G., support team) Have at least one consecutive year working without interruption Cover cost of insurance for the current year ($2.35) Investiture service on any date during the year 2010 Certification of a youth evangelistic Project (the voice of the Pathfinder or any other) List of candidates for baptism Papers and documents to obtain visas Notarized letter from the parents of minors authorizing their leaving the country. From the Conference to the Union: List of clubs that are registered List of clubs that already paid insurance List of candidates for baptism List of instructors and judges taking part in the Camporee From the Union to the Division: Send the information on time and in the format required for the Camporee List of Pathfinders to be invested List of candidates for baptism
1. MARCHING EVENT This is the event where all participating clubs could take part, it is estimated that approximately 400 clubs will be participating within Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the Camporee. Registration for this event should be done through internet in the web page of the Camporee. We will be working together with a large group of officials who will be assigned for grading the event. On Friday evening we will have a demonstration of the 10 best clubs in a majestic exhibition of marches. These clubs will receive recognitions. Now we will present the guidelines of this classic event. Participants Minimum12 persons, maximum unlimited. The person giving the orders could be outside of the squadron or can join in with them on certain occasion if he sees it convenient. Time 5 minutes. 4 minutes into the march the official will blow the whistle to announce that there is one minute remaining. The tolerance time for not causing the team to be disqualified will be 15 seconds. The presentation will be finished when the formation is broken to leave the platform. The place and hour assigned will be the only opportunity for your participation. If a club is not present, there will not be another place or time for their presentation. The clubs should be in the waiting line 30 minutes before the assigned hour. Officials Each team of officials that will be grading is comprised of (8) persons: principal official, official for registry, official marking the time, official for order and four other officials for the corners. Way of evaluation The evaluation interpretation is categorized in four points: regular, good, very good and excellent. The following aspects will be evaluated: 1. Straight lines and columns at all times during the march. 2. Synchronization in the movements. 4. Uniform, of the Pathfinder. You could add gloves and/or neck kerchiefs. 5. Evolutions. There will be free practice and use of instruments.
Medals will be given only to the squadrons who obtain first, second and third places. ENTRANCE AND EXIT You should request permission from the principal official to start your march. When he gives the authorization, the official controlling the time will blow the whistle and the 5 minutes will start running. Each club will decide where their march will start. From the moment the official indicates that it is your turn, you have 30 seconds to request permission to start your march. When the march is finished and you break rows, you have 15 seconds to clear the field or platform. If your exit will be done marching you should do it during the 5 minutes assigned and a maximum of 15 seconds in order not to be penalized. 2. SWIMMING EVENT The participation in this event will be by Conferences/Missions. The previous eliminations should be in your field during a Camporee or a Club´s fair. (No club will be allowed to use the facility (pool) of the Inter American Pathfinder Camporee for their internal eliminations). Participants – Teams of four Pathfinders, two (2) preadolescents (male and female from the friends and explorers class) and 2 adolescents (male and female from the ranger and guide classes). Way of Evaluation – Four styles of swimming will be scored: butterfly, breast stroke, back stroke and crawl. The order and style of swimming for each participant is left to the criteria of each group, but the order of the event will be: 1. Back stroke 2. Breast stroke 3. Butterfly 4. Crawl or free stroke The style of swimming of each participant should be according to the proper technique of that specific style. So then, if a team does less time because of not complying with the style of swimming or invades another lane, they will be disqualified. The officials for this event will be experts in the material. Medals will be given to the teams who obtain first, second and third places. The size of the olympic swimming pool is 50 meters. 3. ATHLETICS EVENT We will be working only with track events. Participation for this event will be by Conference/Mission. Medals will be given to the first, second and third places in all the forms of athletic competition. a. 50 meters male and female preadolescents (friend‐explorer) b. 100 meters male and female adolescents (ranger‐guide) c. 200 meters preadolescents mixed (one male and one female) d. 200 meters in mixed relay race for adolescents (one male and one female) e. 400 meters in mixed relay race for adolescents (2 male, 2 female) f. 2,000 meters race for female, free style g. 4,000 meter race for male, free style
4. BIBLE BOWL ON 1ST. SAMUEL For this event, the participation will be of one representative per Union. The format of this event will be similar to the Bible Bowls carried out by the Division´s Youth department in the previous years. A main computer will be used where questions of different grade of difficulty will appear, but always with four possible answers. The number with the correct answer is selected using the keyboard and is sent with the ENTER key. The amount of points and the time for each answer will be accumulated so that at the end the program will reveal the first, second and third places of the competition. The version of the Bible that will be used is the New King James Version 2000, from the Bible House Emmanuel. The test will contain 50 questions.
HONORS The purpose is for each Pathfinder to certify (2) honors during the Camporee. The badges for the honor certified will be given at the moment they are completed. There will be a wide variety of honors in Spanish, English and French. The instructors for these honors will be provided by all the Unions of the Division. Whoever desires, can do extra honors, in the schedule established for that event. This will have a recovery cost of $1.00 (and it includes the badge).
PROGRAM The delegates to the Camporee will be divided in three groups that will have simultaneous activities: 1) Community Service 2) Honors 3) Tourism and recreation TIME
Sunday Arrival and Installation of camp Witnessing Program and recreation at Six flags Monday Tuesday 07:00 15:00 Tourism and Recreation
15:00 17:00 Preparation for opening supper 17:00 18:00 Accomodation in the Palillo Stadium Preliminary music and indication 18:00 22:00 Opening Program 22:00 22:30 Preparation for rest 22:30 We deserve it – time to rest Wednesday 06:00 07:00 Personal hygiene and public act 07:00 07:45 Devotional 07:45 09:00 Breakfast and assignments 09:00 17:30 (For assigned groups) Transportation to recreation site, tourism, community service. 09:00 10:30 Honors 10:30 12:30 Events 12:30 13:30 Lunch 13:30 14:00 Rest 14:00 15:30 Honors 15:30 17:30 Events 17:30 19:00 Supper 19:00 19:30 Trasportation to Palillo Stadium 19:30 21:00 Evening program 21:00 21:30 Return to camp 21:30 22:00 Preparation to sleep 22:00 The Pathfinders are asleep Thursday 06:00 07:00 Personal hygiene and public act 07:00 07:45 Devotional 07:45 09:00 Breakfast and assignments 09:00 17:30 (For assigned group) Transportation to recreation site, tourism, community service. 09:00 10:30 Honors
10:30 12:30 12:30 13:30 13:30 14:00 14:00 15:30 15:30 17:30 17:30 19:00 19:00 19:30 19:30 21:00 21:00 21:30 21:30 22:00 22:00 Friday 06:00 07:00 07:00 07:45 07:45 09:00 09:00 17:30
Events Lunch Rest Honors Events Supper Trasportation to Palillo Stadium Evening program Return to camp Preparation to sleep The Pathfinders are asleep Personal hygiene and public act Devotional Breakfast and assignments (For assigned groups) Transportation to recreation site, tourism, community service.
09:00 10:30 Honors 10:30 12:30 12:30 13:30 13:30 14:00 14:00 15:30 14:00 17:30 (16:0017:30) 17:30 18:30 18:30 18:45 18:45 19:00 19:00 19:45 19:45 21:00 22:00 Sabbath 06:00 07:00 07:00 08:00 08:00 08:30 08:30 08:45 08:45 09:45 09:45 11:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 14:00 14:00 15:00 15:00 16:30 16:30 17:30 17:30 18:00 08:0019:30 19:3021:00
Events Lunch Rest Honors Events Marching exhibition Supper Trasportation to Palillo Stadium Evening program I (songs) Bible Bowl Evening program II Pathfinders resting Personal hygiene Breakfast Inspection Transportation to meeting place Sabbath School Divine Worship Service Fellowship and confraternidad Dinner Rest Baptism Parade of Nations Investiture Supper Closing of the Event
Investiture Ceremony in the Camporee
The only ones to be invested will be Pathfinders. There will not be investiture of any other class. List of candidates – Only two Pathfinders per Union will be invested on the platform, one boy and one girl. The Union Director of Youth will register the persons who will represent that Union. The Union Director should have the information of the persons to be invested in each club and they must already be certified. Button to be used The director of the club is in charge of providing the button for the investiture service. Parade of Nations: We will celebrate a grand parade with traditional dress/ costume of countries and regions represented; the band may have to participate in this parade.
Indications on Materials and Equipment
The Camp will officially open its doors for camping on Sunday, April 17th. On Sunday, April 24th, everyone should leave the camp site. There will be front entrances by Unions. The entrance by local club is optional. To Camp 1. Tents 2. Canopy 3. Extension cords for current 20 meters minimum 4. Grills for cooking (this could be bought in Mexico with two burners for an approximate Price of $40.00) To Cook 1. Kitchen equipment (utensils) 2. Tables 3. Chairs 4. Menu for cooking each day 5. Team for cooking For Prevention 1. A Master Guide for every two Pathfinder 2. Take along Saline Solution for dehydration 3. First Aid kit for the Club 4. Doctor and nurse for each Conference/Mission 5. Have extra money for unexpected situations 6. Savings to be able to do tourism 7. The Money Exchange from dollars to pesos varies a lot, so please check the exchange rate before leaving your country. 8. It is cold during the night and early morning. 9. It is good to bring along two way radios 10. Bring along copy of documents for identification (passports, visas, airline ticket) and have them in a plastic bag for their protection. 11. The water from the city is not drinkable. Purified water will be sold from tanks. 12. There will be a supermarket in the camp site for the sale of fruits, vegetables and other necessities. 13. Find out if someone is using prescribed medication so they could bring along sufficient for the time they will be at the Camporee. 14. The recreation day in “Six Flags” (Recreation Park) you should take along a change of clothing. 15. For security measures and control of the event, it is prohibited to do any transactions with persons that are not from the Camporee personnel. 16. There will be a permanent transmission in FM from Radio Camporee in three languages. Make provision with a radio.
17. Translation of the general programs will be to English and French. This will be done simultaneously, and for this reason you will need to bring along a radio (AM/FM). The official language of the Camporee will be Spanish.
Community Services Each Project requires a minimum of 4 hours (lunch included) Details of this event will be given on the web page. There will be a list from which you can choose your community project. There will be free projects to choose from on the web page. The club will decide and notify the Conference/Mission. Some projects will require economic participation. We encourage those who are in condition to do so to select those projects. A guide and translator will be provided for every place you visit. If the Project requires tools or materials you will be notified.
Options for tourism and recreation On the web page you will find options of places, distance y costs.
Theme song: You can send your proposal with lyrics and music (written) or via YouTube, there will be a casting for choosing the theme song of the 3rd Inter‐American Camporee. Please Send your proposal to email@example.com
Ideas Authorization for travel
In my capacity as (parent, tutor, ‐mark an option‐) I authorize my child, _______________________________________ to participate in the III INTER AMERICAN DIVISION PATHFINDER CAMPOREE, to be held from the 6‐11 of April, 2011, in the Cd. Deportiva, in Mexico City. DEPARTURE: RETURN Date: Date: Hour: Hour: Meeting area: Return meeting area: CLUB DIRECTOR: COUNSELOR OF THE UNIT: Name: Name: Address: Address: Tel. Tel. ____________________________ (Name and signature of parent or tutor)
Observations: The director of the Club has to give a copy of this form to each Pathfinder and it should be kept in your folder and a copy should be given to the Conference/Mission.
GENERAL INFORMATION (FOR ALL CLUB MEMBERS) NAME: __________________________________________Sex: _______________ Club. _________________________________ Church: ______________________ Conference/Mission: _________________________Union:____________________ PATHFINDER INFORMATION: Date of birth: _______/____/_____/ Place of birth:__________________________ Number of Camporees you participated in: ___________ Weight (kg) _________ Height: __________ Blood Type: _____________________ Address: ________________________________________________Tel.________________ IF YOU ARE NOT A PATHFINDER, FILL IN THIS INFORMATION: Time as a Master Guide: _______ Number of Camporee you attended: _________ What is your function in the club: (mark the option) Director, Associate, Secretary, Chaplain, Instructor, Counselor, Captain, Unit Secretary, Other: _______________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________Tel: ____________ HEALTH INFORMATION Do you suffer from some kind of sickness that needs special treatment? YES__ NO __ If your answer is YES, indicate what it is and what is required: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Are you bringing along some kind of medical treatment? ___________________________________________________________________ Are you taking any special medication? ____ Which one? ____________________ How frequent are you taking it? ___________________________________________________________________ Allergies: YES ___ NO ___ to what, if you answer positively____________________ Which medicine should be used? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Are you allergic to some kind of medication?____ If so which one? ___________________________________________________________________ Observations: The director of the Club has to give a copy of this form to each Pathfinder and it should be kept in your folder and a copy should be given to the Conference/Mission.
REGISTRATION FORM REGULATIOSN: 1. The registration should be done by club. 2. The registration should be done by the Drector of Youth for the Conference/Mission. 3. The dates of registration are: Early bird Pathfinders $55.00 (January to June, 2010) Pathfinders$70.00 (July to November, 2010) Sleeping Pathfinders $80.00 (December, 2010 to January, 2011) Distracted Pathfinders$100.00 (February to March, 2011) 4. Every delegate pays the total fee. 5. For every two Pathfinders there should be a Master Guide.
General information: Name of Youth Director :
Director of club:
Name of club:
No. Master Guide:
No. Support staff:
Support staff: Men
Arrival date: Type of transportation:
Tourism after event:
Baptismal candidates: Number:
Investiture candidates: Classes: Form of payment: