“What! Really! Joking! Walking? You are all crazy! Why?”
Those were some of the replies that Director Lennox Jason said he heard when he and his pathfinders decided to hike for 67 miles, from Georgetown to Linden
On Saturday night last, around 8 PM, 100 members of the Pathfinder and Master clubs donned their haversacks and sleeping gear and began the long trek from the Seventh-day Adventist in Queenstown. The hike ended at 8 AM on Monday morning at the Linden Technical Institute.
Director Jason said, “We Hiked for two consecutive nights without sleeping and resting during the day.”
All the folks who left Georgetown arrived in Linden. 30 of them actually walked the entire distance. The walk time was clocked at 21 hours and 49 seconds.
The Pathfinder and master guide clubs make the Seventh-day Adventist paramilitary organization and these kinds of activities are engaged in as part of the association’s focus on the physical and mental wellbeing of the members.
This was the longest hike in the organization’s history, however, hiking is a frequent occurrence for the group.
In 2015 – 26 mile, G/Town – Parika
2017 – 17 mile, Grove – Kuru – Kururu
2018 – 20 mile, Berbice Bridge – Kildonan
2019 – 67 mile, G/Town – Linden
The Youth Director for the Seventh-day Adventist church is Pastor Mervin Smith. He also participated in the walk.
Director Jason is quoted as saying “With God, all things are possible” with God’s help and strength there is nothing that we can’t do.