I have a question or two if you do not mind.
What time does your meeting start?
Can you start at 7pm or 7:30 to satisfy the board?
Have you been given any
specific complaint of a specific activity?
This is potentially one of the ugliest things that can happen in any church. The idea that someone or some ministry in the church is participating in activity inappropriate for the Sabbath (whatever day they see it as). There are recommendations to have certian church meetings on the Sabbath including staff training meetings, not specifically included is the actual Pathfinder meeting and the Staff Manual's sample meetings are evening meetings. At the Glendale SDA Church here in Arizona the club meets every Wed. night, but on one Sabbath each month they have an Honors Sabbath where the club meets to work on honors during Sabbath Afternoon.
What is and is not appropriate depends on the beliefs of those involved. I remember a Pastor from my teen years telling me of a church in New Jersey or New York (as I recall) where many of the Members live(d) on the other side of a toll bridge from the church. As a result they would come across the bridge Friday afternoon and stay at a near by park then go to the park and wait for the sun to set Sabbath to go home. They did not cross on the Sabbath because to pay the toll would be causing someone to work on the Sabbath, on the other hand; I know MANY Adventists who leave church and go straight to a local resturaunt. Short of specifically being desiganted acceptable (or not) by the General Conference or a Division of GC anything is up for debate as to its acceptance, save those items spelled out in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. These writings pre-date Pathfinders by some 2700 years, so the activities you engage in may not be spelled out in detail - some may apply.
There is a standard that, in my perspective, should apply here. Although you are not being "disciplined" by the church the same standard of accusation should apply. Christ was crusified on vague accusations, as a church we stand against the practice of non-specific or trivial claims. This is explained to an extent in the Church Manual begining on page 175 and the standard is seen again in pages 147-148 on objecting to nominations of officers. I think (and my copy is gone) the NAD Working Policy spells these standards out in even more detail for members and Pastors.
I think this should apply because short of theological (religious fact) that an activity of the Pathfinder Club is not being held to the glory of God and the fulfillment of the purpose, objectives, and the Aim and Motto of the Pathfinder Club (and AYS and AJY Societies) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church then it is indeed an appropriate activity for any day of the week including the Sabbath. Christ ministered on the Sabbath, obtained food on the Sabbath, and was oft challenged for His activity on the Sabbath. He was never wrong, and tradition does not superscede the moral absolutes of GOD.
"The Pathfinder club meeting reflects the spiritual objectives of the Pathfinder club." p.53 Pathfinder Staff Manual 1998
Objectives of Pathfindering
The Pathfinder club will encourage its members to belong to the church, confess their Christian faith, and take active part in fellowship, worship, outreach, and service.
The Pathfinder club will involve its members as full partners in all aspects of the church's ministry to its members, to the community, and to the world.
The Pathfinder club will challange its members in the mission and ministry of Christ through the church so that God's Word becomes meaningful and fruitful in their lives. p.9 Pathfinder Staff Manual 1998
What of things things desicrates the Sabbath of the Living God, Whom it so diligently serves?
The AY Aim: "The Advent message to all the world in this generation."
The AY Motto: "The love of Christ constraineth us."
I am opposed to some activities that groups find to do on the Sabbath; but if the purpose is to minister to the youth, ministry by the youth, educate the youth in the natural world God gave us, or to worship then I can see no desictration in it.
In Christ's Love,
Xtreme Youth Resources International
p.s. You need to speak to God and three people this week. The people are: your Conference Youth Director, Conference Pathfinder Director, and Conference Ministerial Director. These people will be able to help you find a definitive answer where your Local Conference is concerned.