Pathfinder Community Parade

The Pathfinder Community Parade will take place in downtown Gillette on Sabbath August 10, 2024, at 2:30 PM.

Approximately 2500 Pathfinders from potentially over 100 countries look forward to presenting their unique country dress, flags, uniforms, drill & march teams, and drum corps teams to publicly thank Campbell County for hosting the International Camporee. 

The Parade participants will be chosen by ‘Invitation Only.’ This event is for the community and as such, we are asking that only the invited participants and volunteers come to the Pathfinder Community Parade.

We are asking each NAD Union to field approximately 200 Pathfinders. These units can be Pathfinder Drum Corps, Drill Teams, Floats and/or Clubs that march well as a cohesive unit and can march in sync and in step.

International groups interested in participating should contact Nestor Osman, International Guests Services Director, after confirming their attendance by obtaining a US Visas and Camporee Tickets.

Parade Participation Application Process

  • Interested clubs/teams will fill out the online application that will be available here on this page by the end of the year (2023).
  • NAD Clubs/Teams will then email the application and a video directly to their Conference Youth or Club Ministries Director.
  • The Youth or Club Ministries Director will then send their final selections to their NAD Union Youth Director who will submit their final choices to the Parade Advisory Committee.
  • Community Pathfinder Parade Advisory Committee will then use this information to invite participants to be in the Parade.

Parade Participation Selection Process

  • Local NAD Conference Youth/Club Ministries Directors will start collecting applications/videos from Club units desiring to participate in the parade.
  • Local NAD Conference Youth/Club Ministries Directors will provide best Club unit applications to Union Youth Director by March 1, 2024.
  • International clubs interested will contact Nestor Osman by March 1, 2024.
  • Community Pathfinder Parade Advisory Committee will receive the names of the Clubs/Units by March 31, 2024, from Union Youth Directors
  • Community Pathfinder Parade Advisory Committee makes selections and communicates with selected groups by May 1, 2024.

Volunteers Needed for Pathfinder Community Parade

All Volunteers will need to be able to stand for long periods of time from Noon-5 PM on Sabbath, August 10, 2024.

  • Safety Patrol – Maintaining safety along the Parade route and assisting the City workers with clean-up around their assigned areas
  • Bus Monitors – Ride-a-long Bus Monitors
  • Bus Loading Coordinators – Loading Buses with the authorized Pathfinders
  • Parade Marshalls – In charge of managing and staging the parade
  • Announcers – Will be manning booths where they will be announcing the different Parade Entries from regular positions along the Parade Route
  • Food Booth – handing out snacks for the parade participants

Need help? Contact Franklyn Broomfield, Community Parade Coordinator.