An army of 1,139 Pathfinders and their leaders from throughout Mid-America’s nine-state territory are traveling today to Custer, South Dakota for their much-anticipated camporee. Themed “Truth 2 Freedom,” the camporee is a collaborative effort among Hubert Cisneros, youth leader for the Mid-America Union and his six local conference colleagues. The real heroes are the many volunteer local church Pathfinder leaders, who are sacrificing vacation time for the privilege of bringing their kids to this grand event.
All local conference presidents will be involved, as well as Thomas L. Lemon, Mid-America Union president, and even the president of the North American Division, Elder Dan Jackson.
Elder Cisneros (a.k.a. “Uncle Hubert”) has connected with civic leaders in Custer, arranging for the Pathfinders to march in the annual community parade. Other highlights of the camporee include visits to Mt. Rushmore and the many local parks and trails.
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