This was a contest held by "Guidestuff and Green Machine" in their Green Week Issue, Nov.1986 no.81.
Take the letters of PATHFINDER - think of a word beginning with each letter, in order, and make up a telegram telling what you like about Pathfinders.
Here is an example:
People Always Try Help Find New Devices Every Rainyday
Here are the Prizewinners of the 1986 contest, from "Guidestuff and Green
Machine" no.84 Fall 1987:
Tied for First Place:
1. Pathfinders Are The Helpful Friendly Individuals Never Demanding Enough Recognition (Donna P, then 13, 145th Ottawa PFs Ontario)
2. Playing And Teaching Helps Find Important Needs Down Every Road (Stephanie H, then 13, 1st Otterburn PFs Quebec)
Pathfinders Are Trustworthy, Honest, Friendly Individuals Never Demanding Extra Rewards (Christine L, then 12, 4th Essex PFs Ontario)
People At The Hospital Find Interest Never Dull Every Rainyday (Beth R, 5th Alberta Lone PFs)
Guide Age Prize:
People All Try Help Find Islands Not Discovered, Never Resting (Isabelle B, then 9, 2nd B.C. Lone Guides, Bonilla Island)
(Editor's note: we wondered if Bonilla Island, where Isabelle lives, was one of those undiscovered islands! If you have a big atlas of Canada, you can find Bonilla Island in the Hecate Strait, just west of Bank's Island, east of the Queen Charlotte Islands!)
Used by permission from Guidestuff and Green Machine, Nov.1986 no.81, Green Week Issue