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sTEWARDSHIP hONOR

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Requirements

1. What was the role of a steward during biblical times? What has stewardship come to mean in the modern era? Create a modern “dictionary entry” for the term.


2. Is biblical stewardship about the management of all of God’s creation? How does Psalm 50:10-12 affect your understanding of biblical stewardship? Brainstorm a list of ways that stewardship is part of daily life and not just financial gifts.


3. With regard to biblical principles, briefly describe the concept of stewardship based on the list below. What real life example can be applied to each? Use biblical references to support your answer.

  • Mind and Body (Temple)

  • Environment (Terra | Trash)

  • Talent

  • Time

  • Possessions

Stewardship of Mind and Body (Temple):
4. In the Pathfinder pledge, we promise to be pure, kind, and true. How does following that pledge relate to the stewardship of our mind? Discuss or write your thoughts.

 

5. Discuss how the text found in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 relates to the stewardship of your body.

Stewardship of Environment (Terra | Trash):
6. Using Genesis 2:15 as reference, choose from the list below one way that you could help to care for God’s earth.

  • Pick up trash

  • Use regular dishes instead of paper whenever possible

  • Recycle paper, plastic, and bottles

  • Use reusable bags

  • Use a reusable water bottle

  • Use paper, bamboo, or stainless steel straws instead of plastic

  • Turn off lights and appliances when you’re not using them

 

Stewardship of Talent:
7. Do the following:

  1. Read the Bible story about the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) or 1 Corinthians 12.

  2. How does God reward the proper usage of talents? How can we know that all of us are given talents/giftedness? Why does it seem God appreciates variety in talents?

  3. List three talents or skills that you feel you may have or want to possess. Sketch symbols that illustrate each talent and how it could be used for God’s glory (Ephesians 4:12).

  4. Choose one of the talents from the previous list and list or sketch three things you want to do to be a good steward and improve that specific talent.

  5. Spend at least four hours planning and executing a community activity that uses your talents. Prepare and present the results of your project to a group. The project is to be a benefit or outreach to others and a new endeavor not previously accomplished.

 

Stewardship of Time:
8. Create a list of six items you do on a nearly-daily basis. Estimate how much time you believe you spend on each item and make a list. Then, for five days, measure how much time you actually spend on those six items. Some items that can be included:

  • Personal devotions (reading the Bible and prayer)

  • Family worship (videos, shows, gaming, and other media you use)

  • Entertainment

  • Rest

  • Personal time

  • Classwork time and home study

  • Fitness activities

  • Home chores

 

Stewardship of Possessions:
9. Briefly describe the fundamental difference between returning the tithes and giving offerings. Include biblical references to support your answer. Bible references may include: Genesis 28:22, Leviticus 27:30, Malachi 3:8, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:7.

 

10. Discuss Malachi 3:10 and complete the following questions:

  1. What is the storehouse?

  2. How does the storehouse function with reference to the church at large?

  3. What blessings are promised?

 

11. Interview an individual (church treasurer, stewardship coordinator, etc.) within your church that is familiar with the church budget. Include in your interview a discussion of at least the following:

  1. How is the tithe dispersed and utilized from the local church to the local conference, union conference, division, and the General Conference?

  2. What are some of the financial obligations that your church must meet?

  3. How are individual funds placed in a tithe envelope allocated? Prepare and present your findings to a group or to your parents.

 

 

 

Skill Level 2
Original Honor 1986

Spiritual Growth, Outreach and Heritage Ministries
General Conference
2001 Edition
2019 Update

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Did you know this Honor is related to the Investiture Achievement requirements for VOYAGER Making Friends which require completion of Requirements #3, #5, and #6 of this Honor? The VOYAGER Advanced Ribbon requires completion of this Honor.

 

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Genealogy hONOR

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Requirements

  1. Define the following words:

    1. Genealogy

    2. Ancestor

    3. Descendant

    4. Spouse

    5. Sibling

  2. Read the genealogy of Christ

    1. Be able to tell where it is found in the New Testament

    2. Write out the genealogy of Christ – beginning with Adam

  3. List five ways to obtain family genealogy information

  4. Know at least three societies that help with genealogy research

  5. Learn four steps important to genealogy research

  6. What is the purpose of documentation?

  7. Define a primary source versus a secondary source for documentation.

  8. Prepare a four-generation family chart – beginning with yourself.

  9. List ways to record your genealogy information.

  10. Research your family history by talking/writing to your oldest living relative. Ask the following:

    1. First memory

    2. When and where you were born?

    3. First church you remember attending?

    4. Names of schools, and location, you attended.

    5. Where you lived at age ten and age fourteen.

    6. From what country did our ancestors emigrate?

    7. Where and when were you married.

    8. If you had children please give their names, place and date of birth.

    9. Write a thank you to your relative for their time and include a photo of yourself and ask them if they would be willing to share a copy of an older family photo with you.

  11. Make a historical record of your life including:

    1. Genealogical chart

    2. Records that pertain to your life

    3. Pictures

    4. Stories

    5. Share this with your group/club/school

  12. Visit a City/County Library – Genealogy Section (or other Genealogy Research Center) and write a paragraph on your visit including:

    1. Types of information available

    2. Any New information you discovered about your family

  13. Visit a cemetery and learn by copying the headstones:

    1. The names of three different families

    2. The dates of birth and death for these family members

    3. The average length of life for these family members

  14. Check with your local cemetery officials to learn how upkeep is done and ask them how you can help with clean-up in a cemetery in your area. Then do it!

Skill Level 2
Original Honor 2006

Arts and Crafts
General Conference
 

Blood and Body's Defenses Honor Requirements: Click here

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blood & body's Defenses hONOR

Requirements

 

  1. Have the Microscopic Life Honor.

  2. Name the two major constituents of blood. What is the percentage of each in normal blood?

  3. Be able to draw pictures of and name the seven types of blood cells and indicate what each type does.

  4. Observe some preserved human blood under a microscope. Count 100 white blood cells and draw a graph showing the number of each of the five types of white blood cells that you found. Which type is most common? Which is least common?

  5. Do at least one of the following and report on what you observed:

    1. Observe blood being drawn from someone's arm by a medical professional.

    2. With the help of an experienced person, observe blood flowing through some capillaries (either on video tape or in a living organism such as hamster cheek-pouch, frog skin, or goldfish tail) using a microscope.

    3. Visit a medical laboratory where blood tests are performed.

    4. Visit a blood bank.

  6. What two gases are transported by the red blood cells? Explain why blood appears blue/green in your veins but if you cut yourself, the blood that comes out is bright red. Explain why a lack of iron in your diet might make you have yellowish-colored blood.

  7. Explain how blood clots when you are injured. How does typical "First Aid" help in this process?

  8. What does it mean to be a blood donor? If possible, know your own blood type. What types of blood can be donated to you? Which blood types cannot be donated to you? Why?

  9. Tell two stories in the Bible in which blood is involved. From what you know about blood, why do you think that the Bible uses blood as a symbol of God's saving power?

  10. List 10 specific health habits that can help your body stay healthy and fight off infection. Find a reference from the Spirit of Prophecy that supports each one of these. Keep a record for three weeks of how often you repeat these 10 habits.

  11. Define the following terms relating to the body's defenses: immunology, pathogen inflammation, antibody, memory cells, immunity, vaccine, allergy, histamine, and antihistamine.

  12. Poison Ivy and poison Oak are plants commonly encountered by active Pathfinders. Be able to identify Poison Ivy and Poison Oak and know how to avoid having allergic reactions to them, and explain what to do if you get an allergic reaction to either.

  13. Make a list of as many as possible of the infectious diseases that you have had. Which ones are you now immune to? Explain why or why not.

  14. From your personal medical records, list all the vaccines that you have had and determine from your doctor when your next vaccination should be.

  15. Write or tell about one infectious disease (at least 250 words).

  16. What is AIDS? How is it spread? Is there a cure? Why is it so devastating?

  17. Find three biblical references that have to do with cleanliness and the control of or spread of disease.

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Heredity hONOR

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Requirements

 

  1. What is meant by the term "heredity"?

  2. Draw a picture of an animal cell and label the following parts: Cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, nuclear membrane, ribosomes.

  3. Explain the following:

    1. What is a chromosome and where are they located?

    2. What is a gene and where is it found?

  4. Explain the following:

    1. What is meant by the term "allele"?

    2. How does a dominant allele differ from a recessive allele?

    3. Determine which allele you have of the following genetic traits: widow's peak, free earlobe, dimples, curved thumb, bent pinky, digit hair, rolling tongue, second toe longer.

    4. Using a punnet square, predict the ratio of offspring produced from these monohybrid crosses: TT (tall) crossed with tt (short), Tt (tall) crossed with Tt (tall), Tt (tall) crossed with tt (short).

  5. Explain the following:

    1. What does the process of mitosis accomplish?

    2. Draw a sequence of cells that shows the process of mitosis including: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.

    3. Briefly explain how the DNA in the chromosomes is copied during this process.

  6. Explain the following:

    1. What does the process of meiosis accomplish and how does it differ from mitosis?

    2. Draw a sequence of cells that shows the process of meiosis including: prophase I&II, metaphase I&II, anaphase I&II, and telophase I&II.

    3. Do the cells resulting from meiosis remain haploid? Explain.

  7. Describe how DNA encodes the specific proteins that result in genetic traits. Demonstrate your knowledge of this process by using diagrams or paper models.

  8. What is mutation? Using diagrams or models created in question #7, illustrate the effect of a mutation on the genetic trait.

  9. Know at least five genetic disorders and tell a story about a famous person or someone that you know who has had one of these disorders.

  10. Is Biological Heredity the only factor contributing to your character, i.e., what makes you who you are?

  11. Find three statements from Ellen White's writings that relate to the previous question.

accounting hONOR

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Requirements

 

 

 Complete a high school or college course in accounting or the following requirements:

 

1.      Show transactions necessary for acquisition or deposit of assets, and acquisition and disposal of liability. Show transactions necessary to close income and expense accounts at year end.

2.      Be able to correctly classify balance sheet items with short term asset, long term asset, contra asset, short term liability, long term liability, and equity.

3.      Be able to write an income statement from a trial balance.

4.      Be able to reconcile bank balance to book balance in checking accounts, including deposit in transit, service charge, returned HSF, interest on account, and checks in transit.

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Bookkeeping

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Requirements

 

1.      Make out a household budget and keep an accurate cash and expense record for six months (junior youth can do this in cooperation with parents), or boys and girls living on a farm may keep an accurate expense and income record in connection with crops, dairy products, or livestock.

2.      Keep a personal cash record and budget for at least six months.

3.      Demonstrate ability to write and endorse checks, fill out receipts, make bills and monthly statements, report expenses, keep auto mileage and expense records, and figure simple interest. (Inexpensive manuals of general business methods are obtainable everywhere.)

 

NOTE - Arrangements with a businessman may be made for a demonstration of a bookkeeping and accounting system. One may also accompany an instructor on field trips, which may include visits to banks, industrial firms, and factories. If you have opportunity to do one of these things, write a theme describing the visit and points observed.

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