PIA Pathfinder Instructor's Award
PIA (Pathfinder Instructor's Award) -- Continuing Education for Master Guides
This level of training is targeted towards training the trainers– Area Coordinators and others who will be involved in helping local club leadership be as focused and sharp as possible. Persons who attempt this level must be approved by the local conference/field youth department, which would imply that these persons are already living exemplary Seventh-day Adventist Christian lives and are deeply involved in Pathfinder ministry. They qualify as true role models in their daily living, in leadership, and in all Pathfinder-related skills. The skills learned during this level of continuing education will enable the candidate to clearly present the best knowledge in the best way so club leadership will gain the maximum benefit, implying, therefore, that the children receiving the actual development process might truly become the best youth in the world. It should be true, indeed, at every investiture that “these symbols presented represent the very highest ideals of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for its youth.” It is our desire that each candidate will see this, not as an end in itself, but as a further step in the continual life-long process of sharpening and improving skills.
PIA Training Manual (purchase @ Adventsource)