The Adventurers Club (AC) grades 1-4, is the first club a child can belong to (unless you are following the California conference’s “Discovery Club” which incorporates Little Lambs and Eager Beavers and adds Baby Birds (before LL) and Curious Cubs (inserted between LL and EB) to give the younger ones their “own” club). There are four levels in this club (unless you are incorporating LL and EB into your Adventurer Club program):
Grade 1 – Busy Bee
Grade 2 – Sunbeam
Grade 3 – Builder
Grade 4 – Helping Hand
These four levels were developed in 1930 under the Pre-JMV (Junior Missionary Volunteer) label (endorsed by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 1939). Originally these four levels were part of the Pathfinder Club (PC). In 1989, the Adventurer Club separated from Pathfinders and became its own independent program. In 1992, the pilot process was complete and it became official.
The Adventurers Club’s primary purpose is to assist parents (the child’s most important teacher) in the development of their children’s spiritual, mental, social, and physical growth. Another way to think of it is as a bridge that allows home and church to work together.