by Calvin Brooks
Imagine 52 hours without electricity, electronics, or any other modern conveniences! Five Florida Pathfinder Clubs—Eliathah, Forest Lake, Melbourne Spanish, Palm Coast, and Tampa Spanish—survived these very conditions while taking an island excursion in July.
The Island Navigator experience began as Pathfinders and staff boarded a boat in the Florida Keys with Ray Saladino at the helm. The destination: one of the tranquil tropical islands in Molasses Key.
Calvin Brooks, State Pathfinder Administrator, accompanied by his assistants, Francisco Forbes, Martha Lewis, and Alex Ramirez, along with a youth staff team from the Reveille Pathfinder program, taught classes in skin diving, reef fish, marine invertebrates, marine algae, and tides. Young people were invigorated in natural surroundings outside of the traditional classroom as they studied the handiwork of their Creator “which the waters brought forth abundantly.” (Genesis 1:21 KJV)
Spiritual highlights of the weekend consisted of sermonettes, a panoramic view of God’s creation, and witnessing to the many visitors to the island.