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Ward Leader Information

We are so grateful for our ward youth leaders!  Your role is very important to the success of Trek and we thank you for all you'll do over the upcoming months to make this an unforgettable experience for our youth!  We will do our best to keep you informed with current information.  Please check this website often for updates and if you have any questions, please contact Stake leaders.  

Ways that you can help prepare and support your youth:

  • Encourage and remind youth of upcoming Firesides and Activities.  The dates are listed in the Youth/Parent Info section of this website & on the Stake Calendar.

  • Creatively plan and prepare a Fundraiser to help the youth pay for their $65 Trek fee.  This fee is due by April1st.   Work with your class presidencies to come up with creative ideas, plan and execute your fundraiser.  If you need support, have questions or need help with this of any kind, please work with your Stake Young Men and Young Women leaders.

  • Help inform and offer support with Trek clothing.  There is information about clothing found in the Youth/Parent Info section of this website.  If you have any questions, please contact Stake leaders.

  • Collect the Activity & Medical Release form from each of your youth and turn it in to the Stake leaders.  This form is due the same day as the Trek fee on April 1st.

  • With the help of your class presidencies, plan hikes and other recreational activities to help the youth get in shape for Trek.  We are hiking about 25 miles and the youth need to be prepared!  Please encourage them to hike in their Trek shoes at these activities so their feet and shoes are ready!

  • Here is a video of the dance "Virginia Reel."  We encourage you to use it as a resource to help teach the dance to the youth in your ward.




















Ward Activities List:

  • Boot Break In

    • Physical Activity (Anything will help!)

      • Kickball

      • Walks

  • Clothing Swap - Each ward is in charge of making sure their youth have the clothes they need for trekking. The stake will do one clothing swap and will have some resources available at the beginning of the year.

    • Possible Activities

      • Bonnet making

      • Satchel making

  • Bucket Topper

    • Activity to make cushions for the 5 gallon buckets.

  • Pioneer Heritage

    • Pioneer is anyone who is the first to do something

    • Seek out pioneers in your wards and families

  • Dancing

  • Music

  • Taffy Pull

  • Pioneer Potluck

    • Make and eat some of the foods pioneers had

  • Genealogy Activities - Find someone in your family or is a member of your ward family who crossed the plains. Use familysearch.

  • Mental and Emotional Resilience

    • Growth Mindset

    • Strategies

    • Attitudes

  • Movie Night

    • 17 Miracles

    • Ephraim’s Rescue

  • Pioneer Games

    • Corn Hole

    • Stick Pull

    • Indian Leg wrestling

    • Stilts

    • Spelling Bee

  • Problem Solving Activities - Team Building

  • Bishop’s Fireside

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