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1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV) tells us to “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” In summation, we are ALL called to be Honor Guards. 

This past weekend, Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3, 2022, on the grounds of Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road, the Pathfinders and Masterguides of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists discovered what it truly meant to be Honor Guards of their hearts, minds, actions, and ultimately that they are chosen by Christ. 

In conjunction with the theme for the event, the dynamic dramatization of the story of Saul and David was led by Director Lester Stuart and, through the powerful devotionals and appeals by the young warrior, Michael Wayne Rolle of Exuma, twenty-three (23) campers responded to the appeal for baptism. 

Highlights of Honor Guard Camporee 2022 were: The Memorial Wall and Lantern release for persons once integral in the support of Youth Ministry and who passed away between 2020 and 2022. There were also special features which included: A Haitian Ministry, Masterguide Investiture Service; Investiture of Masterguides who completed the new Adventurer Curriculum in late 2021; a Talent Explosion; a Treasurer Hunt Honors segment in which Pathfinders, Masterguides, and even a few Adventurers participated in the Red Alert, ADRA, Video/Communications, Social Media and Pin-Trading Honors; and Daily Memory Verse Drills. These were topped off with the Marching Exhibition and Skills Display, including the areas of first aid and tent pitching. As incentive points were awarded to the different Pathfinder clubs, from our churches within the South Bahamas, based on participation in specified categories. 

We congratulate all registered clubs on a job well done, and we wish to shine a light on the top 3 clubs, namely: The New Englerston Winds at 3rd place, The Message of Hope Tigers in 2nd place, and The Hillview Stingers, 1st place. 

 We praise God that this will be an experience our Pathfinders and Master Guides will remember for years to come. Special thank you to Dr. Kent Price, Youth Director  and Executives of the Atlantic Caribbean Union; the Administration of the South Bahamas Conference, Youth Ministries Director Pastor Jamal Franklyn, Assistant Youth Ministries Director Patrick Wilson Jr. and Assistant Youth Ministries Director for Senior Youth Pastor Waylon Johnson, SBC Adventurer Coordinator Director Chiquita Culmer, Devotional Speaker Michael Wayne Rolle, Mentee Directors- Steven Georges and Daniel Perpall, Directors and Counselors of our Local Clubs, our behind the scenes support team, media personnel led by Akin Barr and the Johnson Park Pathfinders, and most importantly our Parents and Pathfinders. 

 What a grand time it was, and we give the Almighty, Sustainer, and Creator all the glory and praise for the success of this year’s Camporee. It will be an experience that our Pathfinders and Masterguides will remember for years to come. 

 Remember, we are called to be Honor Guards, for only what is done for Christ will last; be bold and courageous like David.

 --Contributed by: Ms. Phillippa Rolle, Masterguide, Pathfinder Coordinator - South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.