Many clubs use "Class Levels" as a curriculum to help train pathfinders in a variety of educational, spiritual, and physical areas. For many clubs "Class Levels" forms the "template" or "lesson plan" for the year. Many staff enjoy the structure provided by "Class Levels," since it helps them create a organized plan of fun activities without spending many needless hours in "prep time." Instead, they are able to take the Class Levels framework and let loose their creativity in making the Class Levels exciting and interactive for their pathfinders.
The general format of the Pathfinder Club is to start all together prior to dividing into each classes to learn in depth of the academics. The format of the classes are as follows:
- Pathfinder Pledge
- Pathfinder Law
- Pathfinder Song
- Class Topic Discussion
- Honor or Activity
Friends are Pathfinders in 5th grade. Friends recite the Pathfinder law and pledge, earn the Friend reading certificate, and much more. Some of the fun and exciting honors Friends can earn are Red Alert, Basic Sewing, Dogs, Beginning Swimming, Scrapbooking, Model Cars, and Camping Skills I.
Companions are Pathfinders in 6th grade. Companions recite the Pathfinder pledge and law, earn the Companion reading certificate, and more. Some of the fun and exciting honors Companions can earn are Drilling and Marching, Leather Craft, Sign Language, Reptiles, Flowers, Basketball, and Camping Skills II.
Explorers are Pathfinders in 7th grade. Explorers recite the Pathfinder pledge and law, illustrate through words and actions the Pathfinder pledge meaning, and earn the Explorer reading certificate. Some of the fun and exciting honors Explorers can earn are Christian Grooming and Manners, Family Life, Cake Decorating, Textile Painting, Track and Field, Basic Rescue, and Camping Skills III.
Rangers are Pathfinders in 8th grade. Rangers recite the Pathfinder pledge and law, illustrate through words and actions the Pathfinder law meaning, and earn the Ranger reading certificate. Some of the fun and exciting honors Rangers can earn are Christian Citizenship, First Aid, Quilting, Photography, Bee Keeping, Automobile Mechanics, and Camping Skills IV.
Voyagers are Pathfinders in 9th grade. Voyagers recite the Adventist Youth (AY) aim, motto, and pledge, illustrate through words and actions the AY aim meaning, and earn the Voyager reading certificate. Some of the fun and exciting honors Voyagers can earn are Internet - Advanced, Scuba Diving, Advanced Communications, Advanced Genealogy, Paper Quilling - Advanced, Outdoor Leadership, and Wilderness Living. Additionally, Voyagers teach Camping Skills I and Camping Skills II to other Pathfinders.
Guides are Pathfinders in 10th grade. Guides recite the Adventist Youth (AY) aim, pledge, and motto, illustrate through words and actions the AY aim meaning, and earn the Guide reading certificate. Some of the fun and exciting honors Guides can earn are Digital Photography, Christian Drama, Geocaching - Advanced, Copper Enameling - Advanced, House Painting - Interior, Pioneering, and Junior Youth Leadership. Additionally, Guides teach Knot Tying, Red Alert, Camping Skills III, and Camping Skills IV to other Pathfinders.
The top award granted to Pathfinder ministry. This indicates a person's commitment to the ideals of Pathfindering and to the Pathfinder organization and often requires two or more years to complete.