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They're really beloved We're gathered here today and you are the witnesses. So I think the question just came up looking at at a card under spiritual development number 4 in the Pathfinder eventually as I'm award. A It's an award so we know it's not going to be found in the honor book OK so what is it how do you get it or do you find the requirements I wouldn't expecting the question so I didn't come for Perry but here is here's Dave's gut reaction I I would the 1st place I would go to look for the requirements is in the Michigan Pathfinder handbook. At later shop every year they're handing out a new 1 and there's probably a sim similar in the adventurer's My here here's my recollection I believe it started out as something that was developed by elder Fleming to utilize kids during evangelism meetings in a constructive way both from them and for other people. You need to show up a certain number of nights in full uniform and there's a list of activities that you're going to be involved with if if the only thing you do is greet and hand out stuff that's not enough you have to do a variety of things so if you've got a club. You can rotate people through these various things during the course of a of a series of meetings. That way everybody gets exposure to different things. If your clubs are like some on line some of your kids can do a really good job at leading a song service. I think yesterday or today before I mentioned Heidi in the last club I had in Minnesota Heidi was a very enthusiastic kid and not the 1st choice for leading a song service because and Heidi knew it Heidi couldn't carry a tune in a dump truck she stayed on rhythm but pitch was beyond her so but you probably hopefully know your kids well enough to know. That if you have somebody that doesn't have good pitch perception not a good 1 for song service but there's a whole bunch of other stuff that they can do now again I don't have the the 1 the encounter card that you need for master guide but I do have to in for. The if you just want to hang out grab them while I have them for a future year for personal devotion Number 2 the number 1 takes you through desire of ages and 4 Gospels and number 2 take shoe through. X. to Revelation and acts of the Apostles in the great controversy see get through that in 1 year and 4 will take you through the last half of the Old Testament and prophets and kings so welcome so I say if anybody is interested in these you don't want this 1 has already marked it off but. But I have a couple more and I've got some a few number 4 so if anybody's interested help yourself but if you haven't done number 1 do number 1 1st because that's what you need to become a master guide. OK so today we're going to be starting out with the creativity and resources number 6 so are we ready are we ready to start. OK then it's time for me I'll let you have a seat and. And we'll have prayer. Our Father we thank you so much for the lovely weather that we have a chance to be here now we ask in a special way that your Holy Spirit can be here so people can hear what you need them to hear not what the words that I use this 1 name you know interesting quote here from General George S. Patton never tell people how to do things tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity how many of you have observed that with kids in your clubs Yeah. Yeah some of them come up with some really neat ways others come up come up with some very backward ways of doing things sometimes you know and some of them went OK so maybe we'll need to do a little correction I remember seeing 1 of my sons when he 1st went to use a keyboard and he was going this way. He doesn't do that anymore. The as a job and I.T. and I'd like to have him around a little more often some time that anyway. Learning we're going to talk a little bit about learning this involves taking information from wherever you are and processing it internally so it can become a part of what we have to work with and in a broad sense a goal of learning is to for everybody to own a concept or tool so we can use it however we need to to reach our goals reach searches showing that matching teeth teaching methods with the students preferred learning style increases the chance for that goal to be achieved some There can be a lot of different things that can get in the way of that though and some of them aren't always recognized at 1st so we're going to the ways of learning are as different as the colors of the Rainbow People have different personalities preferences and tastes and teachers and parents need to be aware of this and value the differences welcome. Your observation parents and teachers can sometimes learn what kind of learners their children are and once they know they can develop activities or you can make the most of it Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified 7 distinct intelligences and you know there's a lot of research been done on it and. How many of you have observed that different people some people are really good at something and some people are not good at some stuff and there are some kids that are really good at hands on stuff. And comes time for board or kind of stuff and they really really flounder. You get music going and some kids just come to life and others are just kind of spaced out you know we're going to look at some of the different ways of learning. They have are verbal learners they get some of them have a sensitivity to the meaning sounds and rhythms of words they may enjoy storytelling creative writing love reading poetry not all of them poetry but humor find pleasure in working puzzle solving riddles logical learners will enjoy number games problem solving pattern games experiment think they may have very strong reasoning skills and ask questions in a logical manner and they like order and step by step directions visual learners on the other hand enjoy creating visual patterns and they need visual stimulation sometimes they can be daydreaming some of them will have a talent for art and some of that sometime some of these people. The form of their notes is not in words it yeah it may be it can be all sorts of stuff. Number of years ago I was asked could I go down to this certain church and do a cement duties at that time there were 4 master guides seminars to be to for 2 hours seminars could I go down there and do those and I was a little surprised at the request because this was in like June and at that time we weren't doing this kind of stuff here can't meeting but this gain in June I got that's kind of strange. But then it was explained to me Pastor K. explained it that there was 1 girl there she needed to seminars and that's all that she had left she done everything else and then she could be invested as a master guide. And she was going off to school off to college and her parents really really really really wanted her to become a master guide they had they were both master guide and they were afraid that if they didn't get it done then it wasn't going to get done so. So he said What will advertise it and see how many other people from other clubs come and long behold there are people coming from over 50 miles away to it and we had a group about this size and so we had a good time and. We started Friday night and. Then did the rest of them Sabbath afternoon and sums the did was 1 Sabbath morning during the Sabbath school time and then the others Sabbath afternoon and then because we knew which 2 she needed we did those 1st and she was and invested as part of the church service. And. So when I was talking with her folks I had this I that OK now you 2 have to get work it out you're both Master guides so you have to work out which 1 of you puts on the scar and which 1 does the pin so they got that worked out. And. They were a little surprised that they got to do that but how many of you were at the investiture Sunday OK So use saw there was a reason for the order the they wanted Mandy to get invested so she could invest her son. And. Yeah well it was my mess it was my mama put the scarf on me you know. All right. All right. So it I found it really interesting when I showed up to do the 1st seminar I I saw a picture that she had drawn of me in the seminars she had taken from me at the workshop the previous summer so was it tell you about her OK she was in the visual in that thing we also have musical learners they may enjoy playing instruments singing drumming whatever they like the sound of the human voice some of them really like and like environmental sounds instrumental sound and they might find it easier if things are set to music or to a beat I remember in the academy. Hearing the choir teacher. Talking about someone had asked Why do we always do the months I ask Chris and why every year every year why is it. And he said 1 of the easiest ways for some people to remember scripture is to learn to music and the Scripture is the basis of the words for all that there's been some slight adaptations and I don't remember the name of the guy that did it he did that and gave it to handle a novel cranked it out and you know it's amazing. So now I have to had kids. 1 are there trying to learn A MEMORY VERSE I have gotten them and we have formed a parade walking around a room reciting the verse OK and sometimes it really helps some of them and those that it doesn't help at least. They're getting a few whales taken out and you know it breaks things up a little bit physical learners tend to be athletic an active. Now I should also point out that no 1 person to my knowledge is all in 1 of these categories were about blend of of these different things. Your physical learners are they like some of them will like to get involved in plays they like to express themselves with body movement. And sometimes they can learn through physical movements and from touching and feeling what's the name of the honor that came out. And we had the gal over from from Down Under at 200 snow outing a couple 3 years ago there. Yes Bible alive and that is that is a wonderful example of a utilizing this. For them movement and gestures physical or physical expression that's just that's just a part of life you know. And some of them may like to touch people when they're talking so so so if in the course of conversation they happen to touch you just don't get all excited you know it can happen. Extrovert learners tend to be very social they can some of them are really good at reading the feelings and behaviors of others they can be excellent leaders they like to be part of a group often they like being in the front of the group. And then they some of them are really good at helping peers and working cooperatively with others. Your interviewer learner's lovely they'd rather just kind of be off and work on it all by themselves and. Their group more self-motivated they'd like to do it by themselves than. As 1 of my sons says they will sometimes March to the beat of a different bagpipers. So how do we perceive him from ation you know there's 2 basic lays. That we people learn through information and through experience and there's programs have that have been developed that will focus on just 1 and just the other but you know what. Pathfinders an adventurous tends to get both of them and I think that's 1 of the strengths of their programs we can also gain knowledge by being involved with people visiting places and participating in invents and activities. And let's face it we're learning is a never ending process hopefully hopefully. People are we hope are always searching for sorting out information experimenting and testing making decision about alternate choices in this kind of stuff why do people come to camp meeting to learn to network yeah yeah motivation learning is more likely to occur when an individual is motivated they need to want to learn they feel expectant and curious you know member and I talked about that 1 director that was 1 of these kids to learn ops and he says oh by the way our next camp out in a few weeks we're not taken any tent. We're going to take tarps and ropes and you're going to do that not guess what that provided a source of motivation for them so that this cartoon is a little bit dated. Miss wormwood I'm not going to learn this material unless you make it in throwing I see and what will you do if the rest of your life doesn't entertain you every minute what you think alist someplace that doesn't get cable today we would squat in life why. But when you have when you can see a use for it are you more inclined to learn it so and I remember. Standing around my kitchen table. My 1 my mom was the Pathfinder director and dad was teaching us nots and I had seen pictures of people repel ing down cliffs and I thought that was really cool I wished I could do that and I learned that he did that pointed out that with the bowline that if you tie that it's a loop that will stay solidness not going to come in Smush outta death. And I says You mean like you'd use if you're going down to a mountain or somethin Yeah I guess it could be used for that So guess how I practiced learning the bowline it was around me because I wanted to learn to do that and gone down the mountain yet but but I've used the bowline in many other cases practice repetitive repetition facilitates learning good teachers realize the value of practice and revision purposeless repetition might be harmful and useless we have a guy here is a seeing so many bales of hay that the clouds are starting to look like bales of hay. You remember was yesterday a day before I was talking about when I 1st taught my 1st club how to March and drill we had to repeat but we broke it up. Having this several small sections distributed repetition is a fancy term for that believe. It is much better than 1 big 1. So past experiences contribute to our efficiency in learning and they are the basis for present future responses to the information we have on hand because the new stuff we're going to integrate that in with what we have if you don't have a basis what are you going to do if you already are really good at tying and overhand not well guess what a granny not used to overhand knots piled on top of each other and then if you use the 2nd 1 if we just flip it around what do you get you get a square now and you look at some of the loops on that Well absolutely that's sort of similar but a little bit different but it's if you remember that OK if we're going to sheet then. We're going to start this little bit but the ropes does loop around the same so similar and. So that's part of how we can learn new stuff we want our experiences to be as enjoy a bull's possible so people can call on past experiences. Level of maturation learning happens when you're ready for it. I come from a family we're guys are what are called late bloomers and this isn't the underwear wary. And all of us are a little slow to catch on to some things I'm the guy literally literally I took his class in college. I did get through it 18 months later I suddenly figured out what the class was about I and I could I remember right where it was and suddenly I figured out. That's what that class was about. My my oldest son. Was just having a terrible time learning how to read and he was really struggling and really struggling and really struggling and we noticed the more we worked with him all of a sudden he started stuttering he had never stuttered never used and we're talking with somebody I don't remember who it was been too many decades but they said back off back on and we did stuttering went away and a few months later we tried working on the reading again and the stuttering came back and we backed off and. When he was we were homeschooling and when he was about 4th grade age in about 2 weeks he went from really not being able to read much at all to reading at a 10th grade level. Because reading this that in and all of a sudden the world was open to Nathan and he knew he could read it and now he could read whatever he wanted and learn what he wanted he didn't draft or get mom or dad or even to him and boy was he happy and he set up reading and he read and read and read and his younger brother. Who is more of the physical learner he didn't want to learn to read. Really so what happened to his brother I mean now he doesn't go outside you know he doesn't have any fun anymore he wants a so he Peter he didn't want want to learn how to read because obviously when you learn how to read then you're stuck inside reading books you can't go outside and run and play. Guess what he the 1st 1 did not have dyslexia 2nd 1 does my 2nd 3rd sons do have some dyslexia but Peter has learned how to read and he's now an I.T.. Still not a strong reader he'd much rather do record books but. You know you need kids need to be mature enough to understand things and kids may mature faster in 1 area then another and another one's going to get it pick this up quicker and this one's going to come later sorta like in our Christian growth we're not all at the same level everywhere right I remember 1 of my friends in academy was more mature than some of the staff members but his clothes that better than the 1 that illustration learning is an active process because it's accomplished by the learner not automatically by some sort of transmission from the teacher Unfortunately we can't we can't just take this knowledge and just plug it into somebody and transfer it you know. There's times it seems like you know that it really really be nice and. I do it to myself here. But for a lot of us telling is not necessarily teaching. Activity is essential for learning. And we need to provide experiences and exercises to stimulate the pupil. Here's an example of 1 sort of activity what do you think might be happening here yeah it looks like they're making kites So what kind of things can you learn making a kite. Potentially what parts of science such as. Well how do you know. OK now it looks like we might have a rib here and something over it to hold it in place if that and I'm not sure but if that is how they're putting these together among the things are also going to learn is how do you apply a sticky thing. OK. We don't know we all know how to do that because we've done it but sometimes some of our kids have never done that and are there some things that stuff doesn't stick to and you know so. There's all sorts of stuff that you can learn. Now these are cut to a shape. Somebody had to use I hope they weren't just given our shit that was precut on everything I hope they got to cut out the stuff themselves. OK hopefully they've got to do some measuring. A lot of kids today don't learn stuff that I learned you know I don't even know when and where I learned some of the stuff that I learned but at work. There's a high school kid that can't that came in and did some some stuff some janitorial stuff and 1 day there was a little extra time for him and so he's watching this put up a shelf over here and and so OK you know so so the shelf was lurking about waiting for somebody to take time to put it up so he's issued the shelf and he says. You have a level I can use well I actually had part of a small tri square which with a little level will Spirit Level in it so I hand that to him you know him thank you or it's just there's just this bubble bubble in this too. And suddenly Dave figured out. No 1 has taught him he may be a senior in high school but no 1 has ever taught him how to read spirit level he may be accustomed to some sort of a digital apparatus. But as far as the kind that most people work with their hands building stuff use he doesn't he's not had that opportunity to learn so got a chance to help them learn sometimes learning it will what will pick stuff up quicker when we have different conditions and club members should be given opportunities to share their discoveries to reinforce the principle or idea being stubborn many studies were done long ago and they should showed that kids who were in a multi-grade classroom would often outperform those that were in single grade classrooms. Part of that was because. Older kids end up helping younger kids learn stuff and also I know from personal experience because my 1st 3 grades 12 and 3 which I did terrible at because I wasn't ready I know it now but I did then. But I remember. On Fridays we worked on M.V. stuff dating myself and so I was working on my sunbeam I heard some other people that were several grades ahead of me who are saying Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth 1st and 2nd Samuel and guess what that's were I started learning that. So sometimes the instruction from the older sis kids will partly filter into the younger ones. 1 of the methods. Reinforce the principle or idea being studied Let's talk about that for just a 2nd if OS somebody learns how to do something and they then right away go teach it to somebody else they will learn it a lot better it's just the nature of the beast. And as we're working on I don't know how many of you have how many of you had taught some sort of a model building crafty thing in a Pathfinder OK Have you ever noticed that there are some kids that just kinda whip them right together and others are just struggling and struggling. Have you ever had the ones. That can whip them together help the ones that are struggling sometimes that works out really good. I will share 1 little bit of wisdom I had somebody coming to teach the model rocketry honor I'd taught it a couple times but but I had a staff member whose husband had a great interest in this and I'm more than glad to step aside and involve somebody else and he wanted to use epoxy to put the fins on now a poxy is a wonderful adhesive for in many applications however when you've got young kids some of whom are a little bit awkward. You can get a poxy even if it's a 5 minute he poxy plastered all over themselves and a lot of other stuff and. It also doesn't set up real fast even though it may be a a 5 minute e poxy it. The fans were falling off and stick them back on and fall odds they can go down and. So something like a sign OAC related he says with an accelerator you buy super glue and you can get. Stuff to make it set up quickly and go faster but you need to be careful with this stuff. Really. They all get your fingers stuck together yeah. So what is the solvent for super glue typically acetone How do you keep from getting your fingers stuck together. Go someplace I don't care if it's Sam's Club Harbor Freight whatever and buy boxes of rubber gloves you're going to need more than 1 size I like the big ones because of my hands but you're going to need small ones you especially want to get this out when they're painting. OK it makes cleanup easier yes how I know. People need to be encouraged to find the principle or general idea in their provided information and then discover and discuss other ways applying the same principle in future situation. Rather than relying on 1 or 2 specific teaching methods effective teachers will use a variety sometimes in the same class period and there's a lot of stuff that can be done to make things more effective not is there an aim to the lesson. For a lesson to be effective both teacher and student should know what it is we're trying to accomplish and what this can give a lot of direction toward the whole process otherwise sometimes people are just learning why are we doing this what in the world. But if you know what you're trying to accomplish that can help you select what materials that you're going to use and. What is it that we're working on do we need to have tables on hand or not do we are you is this 1 of the ones where we need the aprons and the rubber gloves are or is this 1 where we need to have the rubbers because there are feet or our shoes might get muddy you now this kind of stuff so these decisions are going to be influenced by people's readiness previous performances with similar learning experience we do want to. Have things presented in a coherent sequential fashion and illustrated and apply it in many ways want to go far away I ended up in a shop class in 7th grade and I would love to meet Mr shearing today he really really really was a great teacher and I remember him showing us how if you're if you're going to get you're going to do so you need to mark your board where you're going to cut it need to market here and then he told us how to figure out when you're on the SA which side of the line do you want to be on I'd never thought of that before but he explained it to us in and there are so many things that he showed and demonstrated to us as he's introducing the topics wanted to time that. 40 some years later when I had to install a door hinge I remembered him showing us when he introduced us to wood chisels he showed us how to do this and I remembered. I don't even know how to spell his name so I assume he had a 1st name I never heard that he was just always Mr Schnur ing and he was a really really good teacher and I was also privileged to have him for my behind the wheel on driver's ed and again he was very good at explaining things. And there are some there's always going to be some people who have that gift he was he was in the rights job for him. Comprehension increases if material is organized so that all the relationships can easily be perceived and the connection between new and past experiences clearly indicated a preliminary overview is helpful in this type of learning experience so Lou going back to our model rocketry we can say OK we're going to be making these rockets and you can go through basic anatomy and so this what's this part here this is your body too in what are these called OK And so we're going and we're going to have to cut these because it's not we're not going to be putting them out or get we have to cut part of this off and and then we're going to glue it on winning just give me a rough overview before you get into all the ins and outs and the parts you know you know the technicalities of it teachers also need to be aware of the influence the fact of the quality of their voice I will get into the slow monotonous I remember an academy 1 time in 7 school forest forest was up front and he said Boy all need to get really excited about investment and that. Forrest was not excited I I never saw Forrest excited about anything. I'll go I did hear that there was 1 occasion where he did move quickly. And I was in band at the time and the. We were between songs and the director just happened to look out the band room window toward the ADD building and the front just fell off the M building. Well come to find out I learned later from somebody it was a brick facade that fell off and lay I later I found heard that Forrest and Sandy were she was from the boy story she was from the girl's dorm he was in the boy storm and they were at the appropriate part of the ad building or out front in the sidewalk each in their own side and when it started to come when it started to peel off they both ran so someone that has seen Forrest run that. He typically wasn't 1 to get really excited. So to get people involved in an even number of resources and there's all sorts of things that can be done to teach different things. What kind of an atmosphere do we have. Well. Is it is it going to be friendly is it you know. Look at some of the environmental stuff that can affect it so do we have a lot of X. turn and sound. We got a little bit a distraction here but it's not bad now on the other hand if we had people outside running jackhammers that would be a big issue Fortunately we don't have lights that are humming. That can be a real distraction how much light you have can make a big difference to do you need and not do we have enough to see it. Or not there are some things that are better learned outside where other things you want to have on the inside so what principle of physics are we seeing demonstrated here refraction OK temperature room temperature can influence people's ability to absorb and assimilate information. So I remember my. Was that junior high or early high school social studies teacher who's also the P H P teacher told us that in England they keep the classrooms at 58 degrees to keep people alert so they learn better I didn't believe him then and I don't now. 58 is if you're active if you're physically I mean really active you can to do a P.T. you can do pee in 58 degrees but you but you're going to keep moving. Physical work you know you can you can be rough in the House and 58 degrees in the L. but. For learning. In a classroom and I don't I don't see it. And we also know if it's too hot that's not going to work either I had to play at a classmate's wedding. Decades ago and. So we're changing. The guys are all in this 1 room in the basement changing into whatever and there are taxes for it and. And the pastor said to us now and this was in August wedding there was no air conditioning in the church and the pastor said no if the heat starts to get to you Don't be afraid to sit down I will he said I was once in a small at a wedding in a small church on a hot day. The bride fainted 3 time. The groom fainted White. The pastor painted 1. To finish the service they got in chairs and they literally finished it sitting down with their heads between their knees so they didn't. Say Now this is a. I'm going to do a little time out and this is an aside but I sort of touched on it when I was in 5th grade I'm in public school at this point in my educational career and there came this day when everybody's got an inoculation or for whatever it was I don't remember but we had to all get lined up alphabetically by last names and we go down the hall and go into the nurses room and we'll take our turns and they've got our vaccination record so we all get the sense that you know. Christianson here OK so right ahead of me was Katie and I had heard rumors that she had passed out some previous year when after getting a shot but I wasn't in school with their we I didn't know her real well. But so we line up and we go down and. I wasn't paying any attention to her don't even remember your 1st name was Debbie anyways. She got her shot and then I got my shot we're making we make our way back to our room now well I were seized but there were also A's and B.'s in the room that had preceded us because of the alphabetical order so I'm walking in and all of the sudden Mrs Hart we run. To grab Katie and she's falling off her chair because she fainted Now this is heart wig did the most wonderful thing because she told the rest of us not to get worried whenever somebody faint it's usually because they didn't have enough blood in their head and so you without enough oxygen up there you pass out and what you need to do is just get their head between their knees and they'll usually come around and. And lo and behold. Debbie's you know and she's demonstrating this as she's doing it and I became 2 and I ended up going off to the other part of the nurse's office to lay down on the bed for a little bit but she did she mention to us that she had noticed that when she came in that day she was rather pale and so she was watching her especially. That was a teachable moment and. You know I haven't seen Wazza people pass out but but I've seen it and it's nice to know what to do it's happened to me and I felt it coming and I knew where to I knew I needed the my head down between my knees real quick so OK It tests temperature and now we're going to a lot of talk about seating arrangements. So there's lots of different ways and I I did not set this up OK this this room got set up by other people this works well for some said things I hate doing a Sabbath school class like this because how do you get good discussion it's easier in a circle. And. In our church and I assume some of the others we may have done some of vandalism where you may have a presentation and you end up around smaller tables where you can actually discuss things in small groups the aisle I really like that. You. Think this is. I didn't I honestly did not do anything with the chairs I've heard of people who do like to do like to move them every time. The last time I I taught this. These classes here were actually in the room where Emanuel is and I think it used to be the band room because we've got the different levels. And it was interesting to see people were in the same spot every day and that's fine. But. You need to be careful in some situations that you don't have to tell people in the front and short people on the I'm I'm sorry vertically challenged people. There's a lot of teaching aids that can be use. But the important thing is we need to get the right things. We need to find creative ways to do things and because we want our students to learn to love we want them to enjoy what they're doing and find that learning can be fun I was at an invested sure. The week after there and the 1 of the girls 1 of the tailpiece was up talking about she she'd like to have being at the investiture but she hated it because this meant for her this is her last year in pathfinders and she's had fun and she did not join to learn but in the process of doing all kinds of stuff she did learn a lot and let's face it most of the kids don't sign up to learn but hopefully along the line they learn a they pick up and learn all kinds of stuff and. From time to time I I am amazed at and so grateful for the life experiences that I've had and I was visiting my Mom I guess it's about 15 years ago when I was back here when this event happened and. It was Sunday and. A gal from the church Jamia came out and. Because she wanted to talk to somebody who had done something in church that's out with and had she had really enjoyed it and. She noticed her bird feeders outside the window and all look at that 1 that's wow that's really yellow is that a canary. No that one's a goldfinch and then she went on to talk about somebody that she hadn't met and they had a book on just birds Wow Can you imagine they had a book only thing in it was just Bernard and I thought to myself self you have been so blessed to grow up in a house you grew up where a bird book was not an unusual item. And to know that a canary is an inside bird usually kept in a cage and a goldfinch you know. At work couple weeks ago we have a guy that comes in periodically that builds some tools that we sell and he has a day how you doing is I'm flattered the Frog here is to frogs have here tonight they have hair growing out of their ears like we didn't do frogs even have ears he says well they don't have something like this but they do have a time panic membrane on the side of their head that is so you see how do you know this stuff I guess you want to make a guess I have the amphibian honor that was 1 of the 1st ones that I got at junior camp long ago. And and I'll admit I I've been fond of entropy and since I was a little kid and I'm I guess part of. Somebody once asked me why I wanted to be an Pathfinders I says Well there's still part of me that's a kid and I still like playing with for frogs and toads and and this kind of stuff so you get to do it with kids you could still be a kid again you know we can try several different approaches and try something new Any questions on what we've been covering here. OK So individual class requirements form and you know as we're looking in investiture achievement it's forms a part of a total package designed to and encourage our Pathfinders from adventurers to become their what they can be so we need to be looking at all of various things and figure out what are the most appropriate teaching aims what kind of things do you think they might be learning here seem work OK what else. So they have a board and they have 2 boards and they hold their feet on the board hold the board against their foot with their string it is difficult to do yeah you know and there are different ways of doing it there are some who do it as a marchin drill and there are others that will do it this way. About that but they all need to be doing the same way. Yes Communication is a part of it balance is another part of it people are 1 of the most valuable resources any club has and. It's fun to get in for people that have specialized knowledge the last club I had in Minnesota we had. A farmer who had a fair amount of land and I knew Perry knew trees well asking if he'd help with teaching the tree on or if he could go out and show us. What different trees look like. And oh he's more than glad all he was just thrilled to be able to do that and so 1 Sunday we spent about 2 and a half hours tramping around his farm you know and we got over to this 1 section and he said These here are red oaks he says I've been saving these and planning to use these for trim when we build our new church. And guess what the next year they went to the sawmill and they did turn into trim for the New Jersey I think it's really cool when you've got somebody like that now he is not a doctor an engineer you know a professional person. Yes they are professional in their field but what he did there is he help people he help the kids see that this is a tree in this is what a red oak looks like and he told them of 1 of the uses of the wood for it that they would see and a lot of kids don't get that particular connection. Uh huh a few years ago my my daughter was not in this dorm she was in the other 1 here and. She shared with me that she was amazed at what some of the other kids didn't know. Something had to go in and out of out of the dorm room and there wasn't quite enough space at the doorway wasn't quite wide enough and she said well you just take the door off the hinges on you know you just take the door off the hinges are you do. And so she had to explain this. Something else that that surprised her a little bit. The kids all know what these were OK and he just put stuff in here and put it in the dumpster Ernest disappears. Right yeah it would put it in the dumpster it just disappears. Well guess what let someone know there is a garbage Packer that came in on low to the dumpster but they had no idea what happened after that sometimes kids end up learning a lot doings doing some of these things and they find something they want to never ever do again and sometimes they find that this is something they want to keep doing and they want to keep doing and that's good ah there's all kinds of people the that can come in and help out. In this talks about teachers should remember a cassette recording video. Sometimes you know how to update there are those terms right OK so where are you going to do this stuff all over there's museums art Yes Kids Love Field trips mostly mostly. Once in a while no there are some kids that just don't like big crowds and they do but. There's all sorts of stuff that we can find to work with. Where are you using it how many people are going to be involved what are the what are the qualifications and experiences. You need some sort of a way to keep track of stuff I have never found an office supply place that had this particular model but. I remember hearing 1 area coordinator talk when she 1st started doing Pathfinder somebody said by the on her book. Then start a file make a file for every honor and whenever you see something that relates to that you just drop it in there now some of you might do it that way some of you might scan it and it's going to be on a hard drive and the I hope you back it up. So there's all sorts of filing systems this is 1 type of filing system and organization. I'm not indorsing this particular 1 I'm just saying that this is 1. Good fair question and that's another story that I'll tell but really hold me to it OK I'll tell you about it but we're about out of time but there's something that we have to get through here. And teaching in honor high standards I was reading in the Reader's Digest and it's got to be 30 years ago. A girl is on an airplane flying so I don't know where and as there's a guy from 1 branch of the service sitting next to her in his uniform and she's lookin it all of this stuff on his uniform she says. So how do you get all that stuff on your uniform he says all the army gave that to me in Browning's we have to earn R.'s. Yelling highs you know give them a good standards OK now don't we don't give our kids honors they earned them I wish I could take credit for this I cannot can Neil put this together a number of years ago as an example of 1 way to teach part of an arm or a practical application of physics to the experiment of pinewood derby cars forces will explore gravity drag. So what's our source of gravity comes from the earth you know we're out of time so I we're going to go quick there's a mathematical formula to express is the force exerted on an object in a freefall state OK. So we've got a dropping balls an example you can imagine the ball dropping you see it blah blah OK And here's how you calculate its velocity so we have these 2 different pinewood derby cars the tracks are identical which car center of gravity has the greatest distance of the lable the drop is red or blue. Are you sure is that your final answer the red as a fire has further to drop. It is blue the hairs are center of gravity so this 1 has further to drop both cars are going to reach the Bob the bottom Hill of the track at the same time the track continues flat at the bottom for a distance of 12 feet so what can can you predict what will happen everything else being equal this 1 still has further to drop the blue car still has some distance to fall it will continue to accelerate as both cars transition into the flat part of the track and therefore will accelerate ahead of the red car even though they went the same speed down the incline part of the track the blue car has experienced more time to accelerate in stored more energy to expand. K. drag comes to us in different forms wheels the track surface air you can deal with drag on the wheels they tell how to do this and you want to have things smooth and she sand off the corners of your hub hears you don't have as big a part rubbing Polish or actually so they're really nice and shiny. Everything smooth dragging the tracks we want our wheels to go straight. And I see this 1 is doesn't have quite as much rubbing here so that we have a little bit less friction there Aries distance here's the things that you can do reduce frontal area void flat and rear and have a saw a nice and smooth Here's how you calculate it you're talking about your calculations everybody's got the same thing we can just reduce this in the design so we've got our lesson our aerodynamic 1 in our more aerodynamic 1. Greater drop distance more velocity less friction equals less this a patient of the law city. How many of you saw that common. Prevent a fit of those of you listening on the recording in the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25 the ones who had the extra oil were able to go the distance with their Lord we need the extra oil of the Holy Spirit to carry us to the end you cannot produce gravity you can only use it use the Holy Spirit God is willing to give it to those who ask get the advantage that is a really cool thing to stick in. There working on the physics honor and using pinewood derby cars that's that's a cool thing to put in there with it too and then to put in the spiritual application that is wonderful wonderful wonderful Now do you think cancer can thought that up all on his own how do you think he got that idea I think I know it came as a result of Ne Ne's. And that's by our heads her father we thank you so much that you are someone who wants to help us. You want to give us all the oil that we can take and more help us that we can be willing to accept that. And that we can be willing to help others get theirs we ask this in my name in. This media was brought to you by audio person a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more sermon Please Visit W W W dot audio Verse dot org.

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