||Pathfinders is a youth education ministry founded in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the late 1920s. Since its inception Pathfinders has grown into a global ministry comprised of nearly 2 million participants. Pathfinders is built on the premise that "children learn best by example, rather than precept." As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits. The Dakota Conference is committed to the continued physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people in part through the ministry of Pathfinders.