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Welcome to the 2022 Boston Stake Trek, a three-day experience where youth will pull handcarts over a 15 mile route, will camp with their Trek families, and will honor their ancestor pioneers, wherever they are from.

Please fill out this form to register all your youth. Youth turning age 14-18 in 2022 will participate in the full three-day Trek, June 27-29, 2022. Youth turning 12-13 will participate in a one-day Mini-Trek on June 29.


There is no cost for youth to participate in Trek.

Trek Info DATES

Important dates:

Saturday, February 26:
Trek Registrations Open

 

Sunday, March 13, 6:30 pm: Trek launch fireside at the Weston Stake building
 

Sunday, April 10, (tentative, Times TBD): Trek Family Home Evening, hosted by Mas and Pas for each participating youth 
 

Sunday, May 15, Trek Fireside, 6:30-8:00pm Weston bldg. All YMYW are invited to attend.
 

Sunday, June 19, Trek Fireside, 6:30-8:00pm Weston bldg. For all YMYW, their parents, and all adults/leaders attending Trek and Mini-Trek. Important meeting for information and logistics.
 

Monday-Wednesday June 27-29: Trek for YMYW turning 14 and up.
 

Wednesday June 29: Mini-Trek for YMYW turning 12 and 13.

Registration is now open!

 

Online registration MUST be completed with a parent or legal guardian. 

clothing

Everyone attending trek will be wearing their own pioneer style clothing. The link below is an example of clothing worn by pioneers entering the Utah valley.

 

Please work with your ward leaders to make and find clothing that will be appropriate for Trek. 

physical preparation 

Everyone attending trek will need to prepare themselves physically to avoid injury and so they can gain the most spiritually from our trek experience.

PACKING LIST

 

While the pioneers are admired for all of the possessions they left behind, there are a few things we want to make sure come with you on Trek! Everyone needs to arrive the first morning wearing their pioneer clothing. All other items, except the sleeping bag, should fit in a 5 gallon bucket. This bucket will be supplied by the stake at the start of Trek in Belmont. Please label all items. They will receive considerable wear, and should not be valuable or expensive. Everyone should carry their own full set of required equipment, and should not plan on sharing with siblings or other ward members. Many of the items on the list can be purchased inexpensively at thrift stores or collected through donations from ward and community members. Please contact a member of the stake ym or yw presidencies for any questions. We look forward to seeing you (and your gear) on Trek!

 

Young Women Clothing
 
 
 
  • 1 long sleeved solid color blouse

  • 1 ankle length calico (lightweight cotton) skirt

  • 1 pair bloomers (lightweight capris, long shorts, or hospital pants) under the skirt

  • 1 apron

  • 1 bonnet

Young Men Clothing
 
 
  • 1 long sleeved cotton button down shirt, any color (not flannel)

  • 1 pair cotton pants, dockers style, beige, brown, navy or black (lighter colors may make it easier to spot ticks)

  • 1 straw brim hat (no baseball or cowboy hats)

  • 1 vest (optional)

  • 1 pair suspenders (optional)

  • No military clothing or denim

Personal Items
 
 
 
  • Lip balm (keep in your pocket)

  • Deodorant

  • Comb or brush

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

  • Necessary personal prescription medications

  • Smallest amount of contact lens supplies (glasses should be brought for emergencies and may be more practical for trek than contacts)

  • Feminine hygiene supplies (women)

  • Hair elastics (women)

General Clothing
 
 
 
  • 1 pair of good walking shoes or hiking boots, well broken in, for walking up to 6 miles per day (no cowboy boots or climbing shoes with rigid soles)

  • 1 extra pair of reasonably sturdy, comfortable shoes in case the primary pair gets wet

  • 2 pair wool socks

  • 2 pair thin nylon, rayon, or polypropylene socks/sock liners to prevent blisters

  • 2 extra long sleeved shirt (no t-shirts)

  • 1 rain poncho (pack on top for easy access)

  • 1 lightweight jacket or sweatshirt

  • 1 pair sweats or modest pajamas to sleep in

  • 2 sets of underwear

  • 1 bandana

  • 1 pair work gloves (leather or canvas)

 General Items
 
 
 
  • 1 sleeping bag or warm sleeping blanket

  • 1 canteen/small water container

  • 1 hand towel

  • 1 pocketknife (optional, no switchblades/butterfly knives)

Do not bring
 
 
  • Electronic devices of any kind (cell phones, games players, music players)

  • Games or playing cards

  • Makeup

  • Books

  • Food, candy, or drinks

Items provided
 
 
 
  • Cameras are allowed, but may get damaged or lost, and therefore are discouraged. The historical committee will photograph the entire event and make all pictures available. 

  • Personal journals and scriptures are also discouraged due to the risk of being damaged or lost. Condensed versions of both will be provided for each youth. Ma's & Pa's will have a set of scriptures for each family. 

  • First aid kits, sunscreen, bug repellent and soap will be readily available throughout the Trek. 

  • Meals, snacks, and water will be provided. 

Trail use permitted by New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Parks and Recreation