MORE than 4,000 Pathfinders from within Solomon Islands and the Pacific region taking part in the Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) pathfinder camporee in Honiara have moved into camping as of Monday.
The new SDA camp site is located between the SIM headquarters and Betikama Adventist College in Lunga, East Honiara.
The groups started moving into the campsite after completing their registration formalities as the event officially kicks off this week.
It will be a one week program that features worship, presentations from international speakers, fun outdoor and recreational activities, marching, community service and other activities.
The grand opening ceremony program and parade will take place at the campsite 9am today.
The theme for the TPU 2019 Pathfinder camporee is ‘HEAR THE CALL’ a challenge for every boy, girl, counselors, instructors and any pathfinder to hear the call of Jesus the master Pathfinder.
The guest speaker for the camporee is Pastor Andres Peralta Associate Youth Director General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The TPU Pathfinder camporee is a camp event that is held every 8 years in different member countries and this would be the third.
Previously Fiji hosted the first TPU Pathfinder Camporee in 2003 and then Vanuatu in 2010 and this will be the first time for Solomon Islands to host the event.
By BRYAN LUVENA