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Do's and Don'ts of Discipline

One of the best ways to prevent disciplinary problems is to keep Adventurers busy and on task. The following strategies will help you manage your Adventurers. And remember, you’re there to help the children and their families learn to love Jesus; therefore, it is important that you model love, patience, and a cheerful attitude. You want the Adventurer Club to be a fun experience for everyone, so try to keep your sense of humor and compassion even when an Adventurer’s behavior is a problem.

 

Do:

  • Have a few short, simple rules and post them. Sample rules: Be kind to others. Use good manners. Listen quietly to others. Follow directions. Be positive.
  • Use signals to let the children know when you want their attention. Signals can be just about anything such as quickly turning a light on and off, turning a flashlight on and off, raising your hand, or using a clicker.
  • Use silence. Stop what you are doing and stay quiet until their focus is back on you.
  • Make eye contact. Often getting a child to look at you is a good way to get her to stop what she is doing and focus on you.
  • Use names. If you say an Adventurer’s name followed by a question or directions, you can usually get him back on track.
  • Stand near an Adventurer to get her back on task.
  • Ask adults to interact with the children. If adults are happily participating in the activities, the Adventurers are more likely to model the adults’ behavior. Additionally, having adults involved can prevent misbehavior from escalating. 

Don'ts:

  • Embarrass or shame a child in front of others or privately
  • Overreact
  • Lose your temper—no screaming, using threats, or nagging
  • Hit or spank
  • Insult a child by saying “you’re stupid,” “you’re useless,” “you’re a klutz”
  • Use sarcasm • Compare children
  • Label children
  • Demand respect—respect is earned
  • Expect children to behave as adults

Download this as a PDF.  This is a page from the new (2016) Eager Beaver Leader's Guide  Available from AdventSource.

 

Adventurer Song Sheet Music

Adventurer SongThe Adventurer Song is the official song for the whole Adventurer Club.  Historically there were separate songs for Little Lambs and Eager Beavers, but since 2015, all six levels have been part of the same Adventurer ministry and thus share the same song.

 

Sheet Music - Link ~ Lyrics Sheet for Bulletins

 

We are Adventurers,

At home, at school, at play.

We are Adventurers,

We're learning every day 

To be honest, kind, and true,

To be like Jesus through and through!

We are Adventurers!

 

NADYM Adventurer Camping Policy

North American Division Guidelines for Adventurer Family Camping

MARCH 2013

Whether the Adventurer Club goes camping for a night or weekend, families are expected to attend. There are no exceptions (see guideline below). In addition to just being fun, family camping may be done to meet the requirements for the Adventurer Camping award or as part of an area or conference campout. If you are going camping, it is imperative that you and the Adventurer Club team communicate and follow the North American Division Guidelines listed below. For best results, have all adult participants sign, date, and return the signed copy of the Adventurer Family Camping Guidelines. See p. 104 for a reproducible form. 

Read more: NADYM Adventurer Camping Policy

Links List

  1. (Adventurer reading list)Pacific Press – http://pacificpress.com/index.php?pgName=prodReadDesc 
    2.    NAD children’s Ministry: http://www.childmin.com/eng/index.php 
    3.    GC Children’s Ministry: http://childrensministries.gc.adventist.org/ 
    4.    GC Primary: http://www.primarytreasure.com/ 
    5.    Kids News Zone newsletter http://childrensministries.gc.adventist.org/kidz_news_zone/pdf/KidzZoneJan09.pdf 
    6.    Gracelink: www.gracelink.netwww.adventistbookcenter.com
    a.    Beginner Lessons and Helps: www.adventistbookcenter.comwww.gracelink.net 
    b.    Kindergarten Lessons and Helps: www.adventistbookcenter.comwww.gracelink.net
    c.    Adventist Mission Quarterly: http://www.adventistmission.org/article.php?id=232

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