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pathfinders (military)

Okay kiddo, sometimes in the military, they need to move from one place to another and they need to make sure they find the best way to get there without getting lost. That's where pathfinders come in!

Pathfinders are a special group of soldiers who are really good at finding the best way to get from one place to another. They usually go ahead of the main group of soldiers to make sure they don't get lost or end up in a bad spot.

To do this, pathfinders have special training and equipment. They use things like maps and compasses to help them figure out the best path to take. They also know how to read the land - like looking for features like hills or rivers - to help them find their way.

Once they've found the best path, they'll mark it with things like bright colored tape, so that the other soldiers can follow it easily. They'll also look out for things like enemy troops or dangerous areas along the way, and tell the other soldiers about them ahead of time.

Pathfinders are really important because they help the other soldiers get where they need to go safely and quickly. They're like the cool kids in school who know all the shortcuts to get to class on time!
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