Pathfinder Bible Experience 2023

PBE season is here again! Book for 2023 is the Gospel of John. So form your team(s) as soon as possible and register by January 23, 2023 using the link below:

About Pathfinder Bible Experience

The Pathfinder Bible Experience is a wonderful starting point for Bible study and a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. But memorization is just the beginning.

PBE was developed to help Pathfinders and young people meditate and reflect on what the Bible says and how it applies to their lives. It features ideas for application to help Pathfinders use what they study and apply it to their daily experience at home, school and church.

– PBE Guide, p. 2)

Future PBE Books

2023 – John
2024 – Joshua & Judges
2025 – Romans and 1 & 2 Corinthians
2026 – Isaiah (ch 1 – 46)
2027 – Isaiah (ch 47 – 66) & Mark

Book to Study

The Gospel According to JOHN


  • February 4, 2023 – Area/District-level PBE Event
  • March 4, 2023 – Conference-level PBE Event (Venue: TBA)
  • March 25, 2023 – SDACC Union-level PBE event at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (Venue: TBA)
  • April 21-22, 2023 – NAD PBE Finals – Venue: Florida State Fairgrounds – Expo Hall, 4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa FL 33610

Venues for Feb. 4

Peel District: Ruth Adventist Church

Address: 10755 Torbram Rd, Brampton, ON L6S 6K2h –

South West District: Hamilton Mountain Church

Address: 284 Concession St, Hamilton, ON L9A 1B3

Metro West District: Toronto Perth Adventist Church

Address: 220 Bethridge Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1N4

Metro Central District: Mt Zion Filipino Church

Address: 140 St Regis Crescent S, North York, ON M3J 1Y8

Durham District: Bowmanville Adventist Church

Address: 1345 Lambs Rd, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5

Eastern Ontario District: Ottawa East Adventist Church

Address: 194 Prince Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1K 1Z7



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  • Statement of Integrity – Please bring a signed copy to your area, conference, union, and division events.
  • Media Release Form — Please bring a signed copy FOR EACH PARTICIPANT to your area, conference, union, and division events.


Pathfinder Bible Experience 2022

Congratulations to the following PBE teams for their great achievement at the District-level PBE event held on Feb. 5, 2022:


Durham District
Ajax Lightbearers Team 1st Place
Durham Trailblazers Team 1 2nd Place
Durham Trailblazers Team 2 2nd Place
Eastern District
Crusaders – Sparrows Team 1 1st Place
Crusaders – Sparrows Team 2 1st Place
Lily of the Valley Daniel Team 3rd Place
Metro Central District
Berea Beacons Team 3rd Place
Maharlika The Kings Team 1st Place
Maharlika The Redeemers Team 1st Place
Maharlika Wisdom Team 1st Place
Toronto Central  Taurus Team A 1st Place
Toronto Central Taurus Team B 1st Place
Willowdale Warriors Team 3rd Place
Metro East District
Bethanie Cherubin Team 1st Place
Mt. Gilead Team 3rd Place
Metro West District
Malton Victory Team 3rd Place
Toronto Perth Betelgeuse The Fun Gang 2nd Place
Toronto Nigerian Soaring Eagles Team 1st Place
Toronto West Cassiopeia – T4 Life Team 2nd Place
Toronto West Cassiopeia – TW Rockets Team 3rd Place
Peel District
Mississauga Quest – Faithful Quest Team 1st Place
North West Brampton Aggelos Team A 1st Place
North West Brampton Aggelos Team B 3rd Place
South Western District
Hamilton Hylanders Team 1st Place
KW’s Hope Team 1st Place

All 1st and 2nd place awardees will be advance to the Conference-level event to be held on Sabbath, March 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm. More info to be posted soon.

PBE Schedule for 2022:

  • Sabbath, February 5  – District-level

  • Sabbath, March 12 – Conference-level (new date)

  • Sabbath, March 26 – Union-level

  • Friday-Sabbath, April 22-23 – Division-level

Congratulations to the following teams for their achievement at the NAD PBE Finals 2022:

  • Alpha Conquerors (Alberta) – 2nd Place
  • Bay of Fundy (Maritime) – 1st Place
  • Ajax Lightbearers (Ontario) – 1st Place
  • Mississauga Quest (Ontario) – 2nd Place
  • Maharlika – the Redeemers (Ontario) – 1st Place
  • Maharlika – Wisdom (Ontario) – 1st Place
  • Nepean Crusaders-Carleton Place Sparrows (Ontario) – 1st Place
  • Toronto Nigerian Soaring Eagles (Ontario) – 1st Place
  • Roumain Lightning (Quebec) – 1st Place

PBE Resources

The study books for 2022 are the following: 1 Kings; Ruth. The following is the roster of Study Books for 2021/2022:

English (PDFs)

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Sample PBE Test

NAD Pathfinder Bible Experience Finals 2021

PBE Live Stream Schedule:

Friday, April 16
8:00 pm ET: Worship

Sabbath, April 17
10:30 am ET: Worship
11:30 am ET: PBE Preliminaries
12:00 pm ET: Testing Begins

Sunday, April 18
2:00 pm ET: Awards Ceremony

Please click photo above to see live stream.

SDACC-level Pathfinder Bible Experience 2021

Ontario Conference Pathfinder Bible Experience 2021

Links and Schedule

All PBE participants and coaches are to login using the following conference link:

The rest of club/church members who wish to watch the opening and closing/awarding ceremonies may stay on this website ( or go to our Ontario Pathfinders YouTube Channel to watch the program.

All PBE participants should be in their complete type A uniform.


  • 2:00 pm – Team check-in (use conference Zoom Link as shown above)
  • 2:30 pm – Opening Ceremonies start
  • 2:50 pm – Team leaves conference’s Zoom session and logs in to their own club’s Zoom link.
  • 3:00 pm – Testing begins (in each Zoom meeting set up by clubs)
  • 4:50 pm – Transition from club’s Zoom room to the conference’s Zoom meeting
  • 5:00 pm – Closing and Awarding Ceremonies (Log in again to the conference Zoom link)


PBE Personnel - Monitors and Scorekeepers


District Team Name Monitor Score Keeper
Durham Durham Fil-Can Eagles Cindy Hardy Fred Chamberlain
Eastern Sparrows 1 Marsha Wynter Patricia London-Smith
Sparrows 2 Ester Cooper Jade Tate
OttawaEast Conquerors Beverly Grant David Lara
Metro Central Berea Beacons Joy Maranga Kemunto Maranga
Mt.Zion- A Ton of Sheep Kathy ann Gibson Suko Ncube
Mt.Zion Team Royalty Pastor Afflick Yolanda Williams
Tor. Central Taurus Leshelle Tate Yanick Mareus
Tor. Heritage Ravens Brittany Jerry Shimona Williams
Metro East Bethanie Cherubin Tim Fagbenro Jane Daniel
Mt. Gilead Faith on fire Pastor Selburn Fray Georgia Perry
Metro West Tor. Perth Betelgeuse – team A Amanda Matthews Yvette Cooke
Tor. Perth Betelgeuse – team B Gail Destiny Salandanan
Tor Nigerian Soaring Eagles Andrea Shoga Sandra Joseph
Peel NW Brampton Aggelos Team A Natalya Mullings Pauline Vassell
NW Brampton Aggelos Team B Gavin Cole Tobin Cooper
South Western Kitchener Hope Team 1 Judy Bergin Hall Rosanna Bullock
Northern Orangeville Rhiza Jensine Aure Hortense Wright
Master Guides / Master Guide Trainees
Berea MG Sonia Nembhard Ruth Virgo
Central Taurus MG Team A Jenai Wilson Lynette Wilson
Central Taurus MG Team B Mtho Tyron Leonford
Kitchener MG Team A Shanelle Racine Pamela Boreland
Kitchener MG Team A Carla Bromfield Robert English
PBE Judges

Gloria Allen – Head

John Pinnock

Katayan Simpson

Ian Beckford

Edson Johnson

Viveen McLeary 

Desmond James

Jeffrine Wellington

Lydia Francis

Pauline Blackett

PBE Nearpod Teachers

Melissa Hippolyte

Melissa Nelson


  1. Airdrie Ignite – Alberta
  2. Berea Beacons – Ontario
  3. Bridgeland Cimarrons Team Omega – Alberta
  4. Kitchener-Waterloo Hope – Ontario
  5. Zion Filipino Maharlika – A Ton of Sheep – Ontario
  6. Roumain Lightning English – Quebec
  7. Roumain Lighting Français – Quebec
  8. Toronto Heritage Ravens – Ontario


Durham District
1) Durham Fil-Can Eagles

Eastern District
1) Nepean & Carlton Place Crusaders & Sparrows – 1
2) Nepean & Carlton Place Crusaders & Sparrows – 2
3) Ottawa East Conquerors- Team – 1

Metro Central District
1) Berea Beacons
2) Mt. Zion Maharlika – a Ton of Sheep
3) Mt. Zion Maharlika Royalty
4) Toronto Central Taurus
5) Toronto Heritage Ravens

Metro East District
1) Bethanie Cherubin
2) Mount Gilead – Faith on Fire

Metro West
1) Toronto Perth Betelgeuse A
2) Toronto Perth Betelgeuse B
3) Toronto Nigerian Soaring Eagles

Peel District
1) North West Brampton Aggelos A
2) North West Brampton Aggelos – B

South Western
1) Kitchener Waterloo Hope 1

1) Orangeville Rhiza

Master Guide Teams:
1. Berea Beacon MG
2. Toronto Central A

3. Toronto Central B
4. Kitchener Waterloo A

5. Kitchener Waterloo B



Pathfinder Bible Experience 2021

Pathfinder Bible Experience is designed to challenge Pathfinders to go deeper into the study of God’s Word.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Pathfinder Bible Experience (all levels) will be held virtually.

PBE Schedule for 2021:
  • Feb. 6 – Area/District-level event at 2:30 pm
  • March 6 – Conference-level event at 2:30 pm
  • March 27 – SDACC/Union-level event at 5 pm Eastern Time
  • April 16, 17 – NAD PBE Finals

PBE Books to study: Hebrews, James, 1st and 2nd Peter.

District-level PBE Event

Congratulations to all Pathfinders who participated in the district-level PBE event. Please see results below.

District PBE Teams - Results


Ottawa East Conquerors Team A – FIRST PLACE *

Ottawa East Conquerors Team B – THIRD PLACE

Nepean & Carleton Place Crusaders & Sparrows Team A – FIRST PLACE *

Nepean & Carleton Place Crusaders & Sparrows Team B – FIRST PLACE *



Peterborough Fireflies – THIRD PLACE

Durham Fil-Can Eagles – FIRST PLACE *

College Park Durham Trailblazers – THIRD PLACE



Bethanie Cherubin – FIRST PLACE *

Francophone de Toronto Ichthus – THIRD PLACE

Mount Gilead Rangers Team Faith on Fire – SECOND PLACE *

Mount Gilead Rangers Team Forever Faithful – THIRD PLACE



Berea Beacons – FIRST PLACE *

Mount Zion Filipino Maharlika Team A Ton of Sheep – FIRST PLACE *

Mount Zion Filipino Maharlika Team Royalty – FIRST PLACE *

Toronto Central Taurus – SECOND PLACE *

Toronto Heritage Ravens – SECOND PLACE *



Toronto Perth Betelgeuse Team A – FIRST PLACE *

Toronto Perth Betelgeuse Team B – FIRST PLACE *

Toronto Nigerian Soaring Eagles – FIRST PLACE *


Orangeville Rhiza – FIRST PLACE *



North-West Brampton Aggelos Team A – FIRST PLACE *

North-West Brampton Aggelos Team B – SECOND PLACE *



Kitchener-Waterloo Hope Team A – FIRST PLACE *

Kitchener-Waterloo Hope Team B – – THIRD PLACE


* First and Second Place Awardees will advance to the Conference-level event on Sabbath, March 6, 2021.

Instructions for Pathfinder Club Directors


  1. Organize teams comprised of 2-7 Pathfinders, all of which have been inducted during this Pathfinder year, and are actively participating in the Pathfinder program in your local club. The maximum number of team members that can participate in the testing at any one time is six (6).  The alternate participant will fill in if a regular team member is unable to attend or becomes ill during the event. The alternate may also switch out with a regular team member at the intermission of the testing. A switch is only allowed once per team, per testing.
  2. Register your PBE teams with the Ontario Conference for the PBE event no later than January 15, 2021 with a minimal fee of $20.00 per team. Visit to download form.
  3. Please sign the Statement of Integrity form and submit to
  4. Have all participating Pathfinders and their parents or legal guardians sign the Videography and Photography Release form to be sent to .
  5. You are encouraged to organize a tech team to provide assistance in the use of various devices and applications/platforms for their PBE practices in preparation for the virtual events. They will also oversee the Zoom meeting as host and co-hosts during the PBE testing using your own church/club Zoom account.
  6. Please take note of the important Roles of PBE Team Members and Required Equipment:
    • Team Captain – 1 computer with webcam and microphone (headset highly recommended)
    • Scribe – 1 computer with webcam and microphone (headset highly recommended) preferably with 2 computer monitors/screens (a Smart TV can be used as a second screen by connecting it to your laptop computer using an HDMI cable)
      • It is recommended that somebody who can type fast be chosen for this role.
      • He or she has to be made a Zoom co-host to be able to share his/her screen during the testing.
      • The Scribe’s computer display settings should be “Extended.” The 1st (main) computer screen will show the zoom participants (PBE teams) and the 2nd screen which shows the page will be shared to the team.
    • Members – 1 computer/table/phone with webcam per team member (computer with headset highly recommended)
  1. As part of your team registration, you will be asked to submit names (including their contact info) of 2 volunteers from your club (i.e., Master Guides/Pathfinder leaders, who are 18 and older to serve as team monitor/quizmaster and scorekeeper). Here are their technical requirements:
    1. Monitor/Quizmaster – 1 computer with webcam and microphone (headset highly recommended)
    2. Scorekeeper – 1 computer with webcam and microphone (headset highly recommended) preferably with 2 computer monitors/screens. Should be familiar in the use of Google or Excel sheets
  2. A Zoom link will be provided by your district coordinator in order to join the PBE general sessions (opening and closing). Team check-in will be at 2:30 pm.
  3. During the PBE testing proper, your team will have to login to a Zoom meeting that you will set up using your own church/club zoom account. Free Zoom account won’t work due to its 40-min usage limit, thus you are advised to upgrade or use your church’s Zoom account.

In view of this, you are asked to schedule in advance Zoom meetings for the following dates: Feb. 6 and March 6 from 3:00-5:00 pm with links to be submitted to the conference using a separate form. This link will be provided to the monitor and scorekeeper assigned to your team(s).


  1. Encourage all PBE teams to attend a general PBE practice on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 4:00-6:00 pm. Here’s the Zoom link for this online practice:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 942 5748 1895
Passcode: 807120

Instructions for PBE Coaches


  1. As soon as your PBE team is formed, encourage your Pathfinders to read the assigned books
  2. You may assign specific chapters to each Pathfinder to memorize or be well familiar with.
  3. Check out to help you in preparing your team.
  4. The North American Division (NAD) will be using Nearpod for this virtual PBE event, thus you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with it and train your Team Scribe in using it. To access the sample PBE questions from NAD, you are to secure a Nearpod account ( and register as a teacher.Download PBE Sample Test. These are instructions to add the 2021 PBE Sample Test to your own Nearpod account:
  5. Create a Nearpod account on https://www.nearpod.comIf you already have a Nearpod account, login to your Nearpod account.
  6. Click on the link below or copy/paste the link into your browser:

  7. Click “Add to My Library”

  • E1. Click “Live Participation” to start a test session
  • E2. Click “Edit” to edit the Nearpod test


Instructions for District Coordinators


  1. Promote PBE to all clubs in each district and encourage directors to register their teams with the Ontario Conference no later than January 15, 2021 –

(Note: The Pathfinder Department will provide the registration list from each district to the DC.)

  1. Inform clubs of all the available resources and sample tests (English/French) that they can download from the Ontario Pathfinders website.
  2. Organize your Tech Team to help with the technical aspects of the PBE district event which includes the following:
    • Setting up of the Zoom meeting for each district and serving as host and co-hosts for the virtual PBE district event (Feb. 6, 2021 at 3:00-6:00 pm)
    • Send the zoom link to all participating PBE teams including coaches, judges, monitors, graders and staff so everyone can have access to the general sessions (opening and closing ceremonies). Livestream the opening and closing/awarding ceremonies on YouTube (if your Zoom account will not be able to handle a bigger number of participant) so parents and church members can watch as well.
    • Sign up for a Nearpod Teacher’s account. Upload the official PBE test (to be provided by the conference) to Nearpod’s Library and assign somebody from the Tech Tech who will run the test on a Teacher’s mode. Copy the Student Code to be emailed (or posted on the WhatsApp group) to all Monitors/Quizmasters, who in turn, will provide it to the team scribe in a private chat. Launch the test by using the LIVE PARTICIPATION option.
    • Set up WhatsApp group chat for all monitors/quizmasters and graders as a means to communicate with judges and Tech Team
    • Set up the Google Scoresheets for each team. Share or send via email the pre-assigned scoresheet links to corresponding scorekeepers (list to be provided by the conference). Also, share a link to the lead PBE judge of the Google folder that holds all the scoresheets.
    • 4. Host the opening and closing/awarding ceremonies. When all teams are dismissed to go to their respective Zoom meetings for the PBE testing, you may assign judges to a breakout room for privacy while the Tech team remains in the main session room.
    • 5. While the PBE testing is in progress in various Zoom meetings
    • 6. Select at least 4 individuals to serve as PBE Appeal Judges.
  • Each Judge will need the following:

– 1 computer with webcam and microphone (headset highly recommended) preferably with 2 computer monitors/screens (a Smart TV can be used as a second screen by connecting it to your laptop computer using an HDMI cable)

– Google account with access to the Google Sheet and form to be provided by the district’s tech team

7. Prepare the program for the opening and closing ceremonies as follows:

Event Preparation by the Event Staff – 2:00 pm

  1. Pray session with staff/tech team
  2. Briefing of all Monitors, Scorekeepers, and judges.
  3. Check all Zoom settings and review the flow of the program
  4.    Checking of uniform

        Team Check-in – 2:30 pm (Login using the District’s Zoom Link)

  • The District Coordinator (DC) welcome everyone and introduces the staff and the participating teams.

Opening Exercises – 2:35 pm (parts to be assigned beforehand – if possible, pre-recorded)

  • Prayer
  • Pledge and Law
  • Pathfinder Song

Song Service (Pre-recorded) – 2:40 pm

  • Two or three songs

Instructions – 2:45 pm

  • The DC reviews the PBE rules to be shared on the screen, including the grounds for disqualification and expulsion. Remind also everyone to “Do their honest part” while taking the PBE test.
  • Answer questions, if any.
  • Offer special prayer for all participants and PBE support staff
  • Dismiss everyone and remind them to return using the same Zoom link for the closing ceremonies after the testing.

Quiz Part 1 – 3:00 pm (Teams and assigned monitors/scorekeepers to login using the club’s Zoom Link)

  • Club’s Zoom host will make the Monitor/Quizmaster(s) and team scribe(s) as co-hosts. If there are multiple teams from the same club, breakout rooms should be created.
  • Monitor/Quizmaster will check attendance of participants. He or she will put those who are not supposed to be there in the waiting (Note: Host should enable “Waiting Room”)
  • Monitor/Quizmaster will check the WhatsApp group chat and wait for the Nearpod Student Code and the link to the Google form for challenges. Monitor then will provide the code to the scribe and the challenge form link to the assigned team member in the private chat
  • Scribe will access Nearpod on student mode and share his/her screen. Instead of typing the name of the scribe, type the name of the club/team.
  • If the team feels that the Scorekeeper scored them incorrectly, they may say “Challenge.” Then the assigned member of the team will send the challenge to judges using a Google form to be provided at the beginning of the testing
  • At the end of the half the Monitor/Quizmaster announces intermission/bio-break.

Intermission – 3:50 pm

  • 10 minutes
  • Washroom break/Snack time
  • During intermission, a team may choose to replace one of their team members with their designated alternate.

Quiz Part 2 – 4:00 pm

  • The second half of the questions are asked.
  • Testing proceeds in the same manner as outlined in Quiz Part 1.
  • At the end of the PBE testing, the Monitor/Quizmaster announces to all to login in to the District’s Zoom Meeting for the Closing and Awarding Ceremonies


Devotional and/or Testimonies – 4:50 pm

  • A 10 minute devotional based on the section of scripture that is being covered.
  • Judges to finalize team rankings

Presentation of Awards – 4:00 pm

  • The DC and staff present the awards earned during the event. Every team receives an electronic award, as all are winners as the children of God.
  • To lessen the competitive spirit, exact points are not given or stated publicly during the program. Only the place standings are announced.
  • Standings are announced by calling the clubs in alphabetical order and stating their standing. It is PBE policy that specific scores are never announced or released.
  • Each team receives a certificate of participation.
  • Each individual participant will receive a PBE pin with the year and level (to be mailed out after the event)


Acknowledgment and Announcements

  • Appreciate all PBE participants, coaches, tech team, support staff, etc.
  • Announce the Conference-level PBE event on March 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Closing Prayer – To be assigned


TEAM COMPOSITION. The maximum number of team members that can be participating in the testing at any one time is six (6).  The alternate will not be able to be on the social media platform with their teammates while they are not participating in the testing. 

 ATTIRE:  All participant, including staff, monitors/quizmasters, scorekeepers, judges, etc. are required to be in full dress uniform as described by the latest version of the NAD Pathfinder Staff Manual.  Before the testing commences, the assigned monitor/quizmaster will inspect the participants’ uniform.  If the Pathfinders desire, they may remove their sashes during the testing period.

 QUESTIONS: There will still be 90 questions divided into two 45 question sessions with an intermission between them.  The questions will be: True or False, Fill in the Blank, or Short Answer as in the past.  The fact that we are moving to an online platform will not result in a major change to the testing methodology.


STANDING/RANKING:  90 questions will be asked at each level of play.  Points are awarded correct answers.  Rankings are established by grading on the curve.  Ranking is as follows:

  • A score of 90% or above, as compared to the top score earned at the event, earns the team a first place standing
  • A score of 80-89%, as compared to the top score earned at the event, earns the team a second place standing
  • A score of 79% or below, as compared to the top score earned at the event, earns the team a third place standing

SCRIBE:  Each team will have a scribe who will be responsible for entering the answers into the record.  What will change is instead of recording the answer on a sheet of paper, the scribe will be typing the answer on as a “student.”  Hence, please have your scribe be familiar with technology and typing.

While on  Zoom together with other team members, the scribe will need to open a browser to login to as a Student. During the actual event, a code will be provided by the assigned monitor/quizmaster. The scribe will type the name of the team for identification.  The scribe will need to share his/her screen with the team on Zoom so that everyone can see the countdown and confirm that the scribe is entering the correct answer.

MONITORS/QUIZMASTERS:  Monitors will check the attendance and uniform and see to it that those in the Zoom room are registered PBE participants and their number is no more that 6 Pathfinders. They will also serve as quizmasters by reading each question twice from the screen as shared by the Team Scribe. Using another mobile device, the monitor will connect with the district or conference tech team via WhatsApp for any technical issues.

The monitor will also ensure that the testing is being conducted in a fair manner that is consistent with the Pathfinders remaining Pure, Kind, and True. 

Note: The host should disable private chat on Zoom

 SCOREKEEPER:  Will be responsible in logging the scores of the team using a Google sheet. Link to the Google sheet will be provided by the district coordinator or conference. From the perspective of the Scorekeeper, and with the “Extended,” computer display setting, you will see the zoom session of the PBE team on your 1st screen and, and with a separate web browser opened to the Google sheet, drag it to your second monitor (2nd screen), and in doing so, you will see both the answers of the team and the online scoresheet. This scoresheet should not be shared with the team. As the scorekeeper records the score, he/she may announce, “You got 2 points for question number 45”.

EATING DURING THE TEST:  There will be no food consumed during the testing period.  Each team member may have a water bottle with them during testing, but all snacks or food should be eaten before the testing, during the intermission, or after the testing is complete.

 STOPPING FOR BIO-BREAKS:  The testing will not stop to accommodate someone going to restroom.  As in normal testing, if a person leaves the testing environment during the first half, they not be allowed to return until intermission.  If they leave during the second half, they will be out of the testing for the remainder of the day. Obviously dire medical emergencies will supersede this rule.

 SUBSTITUTING WITH AN ALTERNATE:  The alternates can only join the team at intermission or at half-time. Once the testing begins the team composition will be unchanged until intermission.  For the second half, you cannot substitute in a team member at any point.  Obviously, dire medical emergencies will supersede this rule.

Virtual Etiquette to be followed by anyone who will be present via virtual media

  • The participant will not engage in any conduct that is disruptive, disrespectful or threatening.
  • The participant will not engage in any conduct that creates or interferes with testing operations.
  • The Participant’s Camera/video is to be ON at all time
  • Do not use virtual background, the participant should be visible in the camera from the waist up at a minimum. In other words, the monitor should be able to ensure that no outside notes or materials are being utilized to answer the questions.
  • Your microphone should be muted unless they are answering a question. Please remember to unmute before answering the question.  The monitors should be watching the screens to check to see if anyone is talking and not being heard. If that occurs the monitor should remind the participant to unmute and restate the answer.
  • The use or presence of any communication or recording devices, such as phones, watches, tablets, eyewear with any electronic modification is not allowed, except for the device that is used to view testing and to answer.
  • Even though you are at home, use of bathroom/restroom should be done ahead of testing period and/or during the intermission after the 45th question. If a Pathfinder must, they will need to wait until the second portion of testing.  If the Pathfinder leaves during the second portion they must wait until testing is completed before joining their team.
  • As much as possible connect to the internet via an ethernet cable, as this will provide a better and more stable connection than Wi-Fi.
  • Test your camera ahead of time, to ensure that it is working. Ensure you have a backup camera in case it is needed.
  • Lighting: Do not sit directly in front or beside a bright light source. Adjust, so the team can be seen easily and not shadowy.
  • DAY: Find a room with plenty of natural light, but do not sit with a window behind you
  • NIGHT: Do not sit with a bright ceiling light of lamp behind you.
  • No background noise, music or ambient sounds.

Rules Associated with ALL-VIRTUAL TEAMS

 ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEAM: Shall follow the procedure described in Virtual Etiquette to be followed by anyone who will be present via virtual media

 MULTIPLE TEAM MEMBERS ON THE SAME SCREEN:  It is understood that at times there will be family members that are on the same team.  It is perfectly acceptable for multiple members of the same family who also happen to be on the same team be physically present with each other and virtually present to their team on the same monitor.  However, if family members are on different teams, they will each need to have their own connections into the testing and with their team and they should be placed within their home such that one family member’s screen volume cannot be heard by the other family

MULTIPLE TEAMS FROM THE SAME CLUB: Please create breakout rooms based on the number of PBE teams from your club. Club’s Tech Team or host should make the team scribe and monitor/quizmaster as co-hosts.

Past PBE Events

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and for the safety of all participants, the Union-level PBE slated for March 28, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

Conference-level PBE Event – March 7, 2020

Congratulations to the following  teams for their great work and achievement at the recent conference-level Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) held on March 7, 2020 at Toronto Perth Seventh-day Adventist Church:

  1. College Park Durham Trailblazers 1 – 3rd Place
    2. College Park Durham Trailblazers 2 – 2nd Place
    3. Durham Fil-Can Eagles – 3rd Place
    4. Mississauga Filipino Quest – 1st Place 
    5. Mt. Zion Filipino Maharlika 1 – 1st Place 
    6. Mt. Zion Filipino Maharlika 2 – 1st Place 
    7. Ottawa East Conquerors – 3rd Place 
    8 Toronto East Marantas – 3rd Place 
    9. Toronto Central Taurus – 3rd Place 
    10. Toronto Perth Betelgeuse – 3rd Place 

All 1st place awardees will advance to the Union-level PBE event to be held on Sabbath, March 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm EDT.

Cancellation of NAD 2020 PBE Finals

North American Division to Cancel 2020 Pathfinder Bible Experience

After numerous discussions with church leaders — and consultation with health experts — the NAD cancels PBE for 2020, offers online event.

March 5, 2020 | Columbia, Md. | North American Division

After consultation with North American Division (NAD) administration, the youth directors of the nine unions in the NAD, additional consultation from local Oregon health officials, and a discussion and vote from the NAD Executive Committee (NADCOM), the NAD Youth Department is announcing the cancellation of the division-level 2020 Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) scheduled for April 17-18, 2020, in Salem, Oregon.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and the fact that the PBE was going to be held in an area of the U.S. that has seen a spike in reported COVID-19 cases, the difficult decision was made to cancel the division-level event. Every effort was made to consider other venues to hold PBE, but this was found to be impossible in such a short time. One final consideration was that the union-level PBE events will be held over the next three weekends, and the clubs that qualify for the division-level event would need to promptly make travel arrangements. There was concern that clubs may incur costs that would not be refundable.

The NAD Youth Department is pleased to announce that an online broadcast will be held on April 18, 2020, at 5 p.m. EDT from the NAD headquarters.* This online event will allow clubs from all over the NAD to tune in and answer a selection of questions from the biblical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, and Micah. NAD Youth directors want to acknowledge the hard work put in by Pathfinders and volunteer staff from all across the NAD to learn this year’s selected Bible books. More details about the event will be made available shortly and can be found at

*For future updates on the 2020 Pathfinder Bible Experience, please visit

For more information regarding COVID-19 from Adventist Risk Management, visit

District Level PBE Event – Feb. 1, 2020

Congratulations to the following PBE teams for their achievement:

Eastern Ontario District

  1. Ottawa East Conquerors A – 1st Place *
  2. Ottawa East Conquerors B – 3rd Place
  3. Ottawa Moriah A – 3rd Place
  4. Ottawa Moriah B – 3rd Place

Durham District

  1. Durham Fil-Can Eagles – 1st Place *
  2. Durham Trailblazers 1 – 2nd Place *
  3. Durham Trailblazers 2 – 2nd Place *
  4. Kendalwood Galaxy 1 – 3rd Place
  5. Kendalwood Galaxy 2 – 3rd Place
  6. Peterborough Fireflies – 3rd Place

Metro East District

  1. Toronto East Marantas – 1st Place *
  2. Philadelphia Patriots – 3rd Place

Metro Central District

  1. Mt. Zion Maharlika 1 – 2nd Place *
  2. Mt. Zion Maharlika 2 – 1st Place *
  3. Mt. Zion Maharlika 3 – 3rd Place
  4. Mt. Zion Maharlika 4 – 3rd Place
  5. Toronto Central Taurus A – 2nd Place *
  6. Toronto Central Taurus B – 3rd Place

Metro West District

  1. Mt. Olive Hummingbirds – 3rd Place
  2. Toronto Perth Betelgeuse – 1st Place *

Peel District

  1. Mississauga Filipino Quest – 1st Place *

* – All teams ranking 1st & 2nd places will advance to the Conference PBE event on March 7, 2020 at Toronto Perth Church at 3:00 pm.

See PHOTOS on Flickr.

PBE 2020


The 2020 NAD PBE Division Finals will be held on April 17-18, 2020 at the Oregon State Fair Complex, 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Oregon (about 1 hour south of Portland, OR).

For more information on the complex, see

Books to study for 2020 are as follows:  Ezra, Nehemiah, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, and Micah.  From Ezra and Nehemiah, the Pathfinders will not be responsible for the following:

  • Ezra 2
  • Ezra 8:1-14
  • Ezra 10:18-44
  • Nehemiah 7:7-63
  • Nehemiah 10:1-27
  • Nehemiah 11:3-12:26

It was felt unnecessary for the Pathfinders to memorize lengthy lists as shown in the above-mentioned Bible verses.

Resources (click below):

Books (NKJV):

 2020 PBE Schedule:

  • February 1 – District-level
  • March 7 – Conference-level
  • March 28 – Union-level
  • April 17-18 – NAD Finals

NAD PBE Finals 2019

Congratulations to the following Canadian teams for their achievement at the recent NAD PBE Finals held last April 27, 2019 in Rockford, IL:

1. Durham Eagles A – 2nd Place
2. Durham Eagles B  – 1st Place
3. Durham Eagles C  – 2nd Place
4. Mt. Zion Maharlika B  – 1st Place
5. Mt. Zion Maharlika C – 1st Place
6. Mississauga Filipino Quest – 1st Place

1. Romanian Lightning EN  – 1st Place
2. Romanian Lightning FR 1  – 1st Place
3. Romanian Lightning FR 2 – 1st Place

Union-level PBE Event – March 30, 2019

PBE Results – Team Rankings:

1. Chiliwack Mt. Cheam – 3rd Place
2. Fort St. John North Peace Aurora – 3rd Place
3. Richmond Ravens – 3rd Place
4. Vancouver Filipino – 3rd Place
5. Burnaby Falcons – 3rd Place
6. Mission Pioneers – 3rd Place

1. Durham Eagles A – 1st Place
2. Durham Eagles B – 1st Place
3. Durham Eagles C – 1st Place
4. Mt. Zion Maharlika B – 1st Place
5. Mt. Zion Maharlika C – 1st Place
6. Mississauga Quest – 1st Place

1. Romanian Lightning EN – 1st Place
2. Romanian Lightning FR 1 – 1st Place
3. Romanian Lightning FR 2 – 1st Place

 Congratulations and more power to all teams that will advance to the NAD PBE Finals on April 26 and 27. All the best!

CLICK HERE to see pictures on Flickr.
Conference-level PBE Event – March 2, 2019

Congratulations to the following PBE teams for their achievements last March 2, 2019 on the occasion of the conference-level PBE event:

Eastern Ontario

  1. Orleans French Orion – 3rd Place


  1. Ajax Lightbearers – 3rd Place
  2. Durham Fil-Can Eagles A – 1st Place
  3. Durham Fil-Can Eagles B – 1st Place
  4. Durham Fil-Can Eagles C – 1st Place

 Metro East

  1. Mt. Gilead Rangers A – 3rd Place
  2. Philadelphia Patriots – 3rd Place
  3. Shiloh Panthers – 3rd Place

Metro Central

  1. Mt. Zion Maharlika A – 2nd Place
  2. Mt. Zion Maharlika B – 1st Place
  3. Mt. Zion Maharlika C – 1st Place
  4. Toronto Central Taurus – 2nd Place

Metro West 

  1. Mt. Olive Hummingbirds – 3rd Place
  2. Toronto Perth Betelgeuse 3rd Place


  1. Bronte Lynx – 3rd Place
  2. Mississauga Filipino Quest – 1st Place

 Note: First (1st) place awardees will advance to the Union-level event to be held on March 30, 2019 at Mt. Zion Adventist Church.

See photos on Flickr.

District-level PBE Event – Feb. 2, 2019

Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) 2019

Book : The Gospel of according to LUKE

(Including the book’s introduction in the SDA Bible Commentary)

Click to see PBE results per district

Click to see PHOTOS

Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) 2019

Book to Study: The Gospel of LUKE

(Including the book’s introduction in the SDA Bible Commentary)

PBE Schedule for 2019:

February 2 – District-level Event

    (Click to see PBE results per district)

March 2 – Conference-level Event at 3:00 pm (Venue: College Park Church, 1164 King St. East Oshawa, ON)

March 30 – Union-level Event

April 26-27 – NAD PBE Finals (Venue: Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois)


PBE 2018

Congratulations to all Pathfinder teams for their achievement at the PBE Division Finals held on April 21, 2018 at Camp Hawthorne, Florida! See results below. 

See PBE photos on Flickr 

Division-level PBE Event – April 20 & 21, 2018

All praises to God for the great achievement of the following Ontario PBE teams at the Division Finals held on April 21, 2018:

Apple Creek Achievers ……………………………. 2nd Place

Durham Eagles – Team A ………………………… 2nd Place

Durham Eagles – Team B ………………………… 3rd Place

Durham Trailblazers – Team B …………………. 2nd Place

Durham Trailblazers – Team C …………………. 2nd Place

Durham Trailblazers – Team D …………………. 1st Place

Mississauga Quest – Team A ………………….. 2nd Place

Mississauga Quest – Team B ………………….. 1st place

Congratulations to everyone! We’re all proud of you!

Thanks to all club/church leaders, parents, and church members for supporting this PBE ministry that helps Pathfinders to be deeply rooted in God’s Word.

Next year’s book: LUKE. 

See video:

PBE Testing:

Worship Service:


Union-level PBE Event – March 24, 2018

The  Union-level PBE event was held on March 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm EDT in Oshawa with the following results:


  1. Apple Creek Achievers (ON) – 1st Place
  2. Club Colombe II – Mont Sinai (QC) – 2nd Place
  3. Club Lightning FR – Roumains (QC) – 1st Place
  4.  Durham Fil-Can Eagles – A. (ON) – 1st Place
  5. Durham Fil-Can Eagles – B  (ON) – 1st Place
  6. Durham Trailblazers – B  (ON) – 1st Place
  7. Durham Trailblazers – C  (ON) – 1st Place
  8. Durham Trailblazers – D (ON) – 1st Place
  9. Fort St. John North Peace Aurora (BC) – 3rd Place
  10. Lightning club EN – Roumain (QC) – 1st Place
  11. Mission Pioneers and Burnaby Falcons (BC) – 3rd Place
  12.  Mississauga Quest – A. (ON) – 1st Place
  13. Mississauga Quest – B (ON) – 1st Place
  14. Mt. Zion Maharlika – A  (ON) – 1st Place
  15. Mt. Zion Maharlika – C  (ON) – 1st Place
  16. Richmond Ravens (BC) – 3rd Place
  17. Toronto Central Taurus – A  (ON) -2= 2nd Place
  18. Vancouver Rangerz (BC) – 3rd Place
  19. Willowdale Warrior. (ON) – 2nd Place

Note: All 1st place achievers will advance to the Division-level event on April 21, 2018 in Hawthorne, FL.

Conference-level Results – March 3, 2018

Eastern District    
Orleans French Orion – A 3rd Place  
Orleans French Orion – B 3rd Place  
Ottawa Moriah – A 3rd Place  
Ottawa Moriah – B 3rd Place  
Durham District    
Durham Fil-Can Eagles – A 1st Place *
Durham Fil-Can Eagles – B +++ 1st Place *
Durham Trailblazers – B 1st Place *
Durham Trailblazers – C 1st Place *
Durham Trailblazers – D 1st Place *
Metro East District    
Apple Creek Achievers 1st Place *
Metro Central District    
Hope Frontiers 2nd Place  
Mt. Zion Maharlika – A 1st Place *
Mt. Zion Maharlika – B 2nd Place  
Mt. Zion Maharlika – C 1st Place *
Toronto Central Taurus – A 1st Place *
Willowdale Warriors 1st Place *
Metro West    
Mt. Olive Hummingbird – B 3rd Place  
Malton Victory 3rd Place  
Peel District    
Mississauga Quest – A 1st Place *
Mississauga Quest – B 1st Place *

* – Teams advancing to the Union event

+++ – Initially awarded as 2nd placer, but after review of scores, their actual points amounted to a 1st place ranking. Other 2nd placers were also reviewed, but their standing remains the same.

Preparation for NAD-level Event

To all Directors, Coaches and Staff coming to the North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience Division Testing,

Congratulations on your Pathfinders’ achievement!  This is a very big step.

Want to provide you with as up to date info as we have regarding the event:

The location is at Camp Hawthorne, the summer camp and camp meeting facilities for the Southeastern Conference of SDA from the Southern Union.  The address for Camp Hawthorne is 1771 FL-20, Hawthorne, FL 32640.  Hawthorne, Florida is about 15 miles east of Gainesville, Florida.

You are welcome to come to Florida at any time and enjoy the recreation, the sights and the fun the state offers.

Division PBE programming will begin on Friday night, April 20, 2018 at 7:30pm.  Our Friday Night Vesper Service speaker will be Elder Vandeon Griffin from the North American Division Youth Department.  Team Registration will begin at 8:00 on Sabbath morning at the Camp meeting auditorium.  Team Introductions and the Testing Program will take place at 9:30am on Sabbath, April 21.  At the conclusion of the testing we will dismiss for lunch which will be served next door at the cafeteria (purchase meal tickets at the link below).  If you prefer to bring your own lunch, space is available.  Please bring your own chairs and tables if desired.  Our Divine Worship Service will begin at approximately 2:30 and our Speaker will be Elder Alex Bryant, Executive Secretary of the North American Division.  Following Worship, after a short break we will conclude with the awards service.  All services will be live streamed for all at home to participate!  We anticipate that we will conclude our weekend about 6:30-7:00pm on Sabbath evening.

For flight information, please note the following:  Hawthorne is about 2 hours drive time from the Orlando International Airport.  About 1 1/2 hours from the Jacksonville International Airport and about 1/2 hour from the Gainesville Airport.  Flight tends to be cheaper to the Orlando and Jacksonville airports.

There is an abundance of hotels close by.  The two cities closest to Hawthorne are Gainesville and Palatka.  You will find the same hotel chains in Palatka that are in Gainesville but they tend to be cheaper in Palatka.  

There is plenty of lodging onsite at Camp Hawthorne.  This is camp style cabin lodging where you will need to provide your own bedding, but very clean and comfortable.  See below for the link to reserving your lodging.

The Camp Hawthorne cafeteria will be providing the Sabbath lunch meal and the link for purchasing meal tickets is below.  Each team is responsible for purchasing all their own meals.

For Meals at Division PBE    

For Lodging on site at Camp Hawthorne at Division PBE:

Remember that the prices for onsite lodging are based upon two nights.  For the cabin lodging, you will need to provide your own bedding and towels.

All questions regarding the meals and lodging should be directed to Camp Hawthorne, (352) 481-3961

All questions regarding programs and testing please contact me at my email address:

We look forward to seeing all of you.  This is shaping up to be the largest Division PBE Program ever and we want you to be informed!

From time to time over the next several weeks you will be receiving updates and a registration form for your team(s) to register on line for the testing.

Thanks and may God bless you in your plans for Camp Hawthorne!

Gene Clapp

Pastor, Waco Seventh-day Adventist Church

NAD Pathfinder Bible Experience Coordinator


District-level Results – Feb. 3, 2018

Eastern District    
Lily of the Valley  3rd Place  
Orleans French Orion – A  1st Place  *
Orleans French Orion – B  1st Place  *
Ottawa Moriah – A  2nd Place  *
Ottawa Moriah – B  1st Place  *
Durham District    
Agape Aqualights – A 3rd Place  
Agape Aqualights – B 3rd Place  
Ajax Lightbearers 3rd Place  
Bowmanville Archers – A 3rd Place  
Bowmanville Archers – B 3rd Place  
Bowmanville Archers – C 3rd Place  
Kendalwood Galaxy 3rd Place  
Durham Fil-Can Eagles – A 2nd Place *
Durham Fil-Can Eagles – B 2nd Place *
Durham Trailblazers – A 3rd Place  
Durham Trailblazers – B 1st Place *
Durham Trailblazers – C 2nd Place *
Durham Trailblazers – D 1st Place *
Metro East District    
Apple Creek Achievers 1st Place *
Mt. Gilead Rangers 3rd Place  
Philadelphia Patriots 3rd Place  
Toronto Haitian Cherubin – A 3rd Place  
Toronto Haitian Cherubin – B 3rd Place  
Metro Central District    
First Fil-Can Orion – A 3rd Place  
First Fil-Can Orion – B 3rd Place  
Hope Frontiers 2nd Place *
Mt. Zion Maharlika – A 1st Place *
Mt. Zion Maharlika – B 1st Place *
Mt. Zion Maharlika – C 2nd Place *
Toronto Central Taurus – A 1st Place *
Toronto Central Taurus – B 3rd Place  
Willowdale Warriors 2nd Place *
Metro West    
Brazilian Alliance 3rd Place  
Mt. Olive Hummingbird – A 3rd Place  
Mt. Olive Hummingbird – B 1st Place *
Malton Victory 2nd Place *
Peel District    
Mississauga Quest – A 1st Place *
Mississauga Quest – B 1st Place *
NW Brampton Aggelos – A 3rd Place  
NW Brampton Aggelos – B 3rd Place  
Ruth Alpha Centauri 3rd Place  
* – Teams advancing to the conference event

PBE Schedule 2018

  • Conference-level – March 3, 2018 – Toronto Perth Adventist Church
  • Union-level – March 24, 2018 – TBA
  • NAD-level – April 20, 21, 2018 – Camp Hawthorne, 1771 Highway 20 East, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640

What is Pathfinder Bible Experience?

The Pathfinder Bible Experience is a team-based challenge that tests the groups’ knowledge of sections of Scripture. Each year a new block of scripture is assigned and Pathfinders commit themselves to immersing themselves in those passages of God’s Word. Then in February, after months of study, they gather together with other teams in their area/district to test their knowledge against a set of questions drawn from the Scriptures they have been covering. If they answer a high enough percentage of the questions correctly, they advance to a Conference level event, then a Union level, and finally a Division level event, typically held in April.

Each team competes against a standard, and all who perform to the designated percentage advance. Meeting together adds a sense of excitement and an additional level of adrenaline that spurs participants on to higher levels of recall. Yet any and all can advance, based solely on their efforts.


The purpose of The Pathfinder Bible Experience is to promote and encourage in depth Bible study and memorization by Pathfinders, so their understanding of Scripture will increase and their relationship to Christ will grow.

PBE Study Books 2018-2020

  • 2018 – Daniel and Esther
  • 2019 – Luke
  • 2020 – Ezra & Nehemiah