Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book
Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book is an instructor's guide for teaching Adventist Youth (AY) Honors to members of Pathfinder Clubs and Adventist Youth Societies.
This Wiki includes 473 honors that have been approved at or above the Division level which are divided into eight honor categories that each share a common background or field color on the patch. Regional honors are grouped together, followed by the Master Awards and Other Pathfinder awards and pins. Finally there is sortable list of all honors and Guidelines for Contributors.
Honor & Award Index
|Stage||Category||Honors & Awards||Field Color|
|Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Honors||97||Light Blue|
|Health and Science Honors||17||Purple|
|Household Arts Honors||20||Golden|
|Outdoor Industries Honors||15||Brown|
|Spiritual Growth, Outreach, & Heritage Honors (including Community Service & ADRA)||68||Dark Blue|
|Regional Honors (see Note)||20||Varies|
|Other Pins & Awards||N/A|
Note: Adventist Youth Honors are approved by various levels of the Pathfinder/AY organization. Most AY Honors are adopted by the General Conference for the whole world but some honors have Division specific variations, or have only been adopted on a regional basis. Honors adopted at the GC or Division level are presented in 8 named and color coded categories, while any other Honors are presented in a regional category. The header on each Honor page shows what level of the organization has approved the Honor. Anyone is welcome to work on any Honor but may need to request the patch from the approving level or a conference office within that area.
This answer book is being written by Pathfinders for Pathfinders. Anyone (even non-Pathfinders) can contribute new answers or edit existing answers, and the reader is encouraged to become an active participant in the development of this continually expanding and improving work for the benefit of Pathfinders worldwide. See the Contributor Guidelines further down this page.
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Sortable Listing of Honors
In addition to the Honor Series Indexes listed above, this Wiki allows the reader to view lists of honors indexed by other methods. Note that the colors in the table below represent the background colors of the insignia for these honors.
You may also see lists of honors as adopted by various levels of the Pathfinder organization or designated as part of a series.
Honors adopted by the General Conference. All Honors without an icon are adopted at the GC Level.
Honors adopted by the East Africa Division
Honors adopted by the Euro-Africa Division
Honors adopted by the North American Division
Honors adopted by the South American Division
Honors adopted by the South Pacific Division
Honors adopted by the South Pacific Division/Island Edition
Adventist Community Services Honors
If you are looking to help out, check out these categories of pages that could use a little help:
- Honors with unpublished requirements
- Skill Level Unknown If you know the skill level of an honor listed here, please edit the first field of its honor header template.
- Completed Honors Needing Work Honors that though complete, could use a bit more work.
- Honors Not Yet Complete If you're looking to help out on this project, this is a good place to check.
- Honors with Unavailable Insignia We're still waiting for patches for these honors to become available at AdventSource. Be patient.
- Honors that do not have an image of their insignia uploaded to this site
- Honors with problematic requirements.
Guidelines for Contributors
If you wish to contribute, welcome! Here are some guidelines.
The official requirements (as applicable at the GC level unless otherwise noted) for every honor have already been entered, with the exception of the newest honors with unreleased requirements. Please DO NOT change the listed official requirements in any way unless there is a well documented change to the official requirements.
Instruction for meeting the requirement, or an answer to the question posed by the requirement should follow the requirement. Look at some of the existing answers to see how they are structured before you begin. Press the "edit this page" link to see how wiki markup is done, and be sure to check out the "editing help" link that appears at the bottom of a page being edited.
Please do not copy content from copyrighted sources without securing permission first. This especially applies to the answers in the official Answer Books by Leland Davis. It also applies to content that other people have written for various Pathfinder websites and to images you find on the Internet. Please read the Pathfinder Wiki:Copyrights section for more information. It is OK to gather information from these resources, and you are encouraged to consult multiple sources - but with few exceptions, you must put answers in your own words.
Resources in the public domain can be incorporated here without any constraints. This includes original works by the US government and anything published in the US before 1923.
You may use any images you find in the Wikimedia Commons.
You also may copy content (modified or verbatim) from Wikipedia, but please leave a note in the Community Portal when you do this so the administrators can import the edit history from Wikipedia (that's how it's done without violating the license). Be aware though that many Wikipedia articles are written at a very high level, often requiring a college education (or medical degree!) to fully understand.
Keep your audience in mind when writing. Try to use language that is geared toward the typical Pathfinder who will be taught using this information. That means you should write at the fifth-grade level for honors that are designated as skill level 1, and eighth-grade level for honors that are designated at skill levels 2 and 3. It's OK to use technical terms as long as they are explained in the text.