AYMT Rollout Dialogue/Timeline
AdventSource and I have receive a number of calls seeking resource manuals for the newly authorized AYMT certifications. Conferences are wrestling when to roll-out this new program and with what to do with PLA/PIA (and when).
In short, as noted in the Pathfinder Staff Training (AYMT) Program Description, it is not our intent to provide full, narrative resources as were provided for the PLA and PIA. However, I did overlook the fact that the program guide did not include the seminar descriptions for the seminars. Brad Forbes suggested I issue a short document with those course descriptions and some pointers to good resources. They are under way, but not fast enough. Keep an eye on the Pathfinder web site, they will be there very soon.
As an added note of explanation, conferences are certainly welcome to continue the training programs they have already established based on the PLA and PIA awards.
Policy Change for Pathfinder Entry Requirement
For some time, the entry policy for a young person to join Pathfinders said that they should be in fifth grade or higher to start. As of 2013 the Pathfinder Advisory has changed that requirement to reflect the changing nature of our society and its needs.