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Bishops should encourage their youth to attend Trek and help their youth be prepared spiritually by promoting youth family history research. They may visit Trek with their wives (if desired) to minister to the youth from their ward.
A trail boss will lead participants along the Trek route. This person is familiar with the route and comfortable leading a large group of people outdoors. The trail boss sets the pace for the handcarts, usually an average of about two miles an hour. He also maintains communication between the trekkers and the support staff.
Family Group Leaders (Ma’s & Pa’s)
Each Trek “family” consists of 10 to 12 members who are assigned by Trek leaders. Married couples are called to oversee each family. These leaders are referred to as “Ma” and “Pa”.
Family Youth Leaders (Big Brothers & Big Sisters)
One or two exemplary, mature youth will be designated as youth leaders for each Trek family. Under the direction of the Ma and Pa, youth leaders may help lead the family’s activities, games, and devotionals.
Camp Cook & Committee
The food committee will help Riley’s Farm staff to prepare the meals for the entire group. Riley’s Farm will purchase the food and provide the kitchen equipment necessary to cook and prepare the food.
Photographer & Videographer
One or more photographers and videographers will be called to make a visual record of Trek. They will put together a video presentation to show after Trek and for future reference.
Licensed health care professionals will be present for the entire Trek. At least three skilled health care professionals will participate in Trek. Before Trek, the medical team will train adult and youth leaders in how to (1) plan activities with minimal risk, (2) prevent accidents and injuries, and (3) recognize early symptoms of illness. During Trek, the medical team will be prepared with all the medicine, emergency medical equipment, release forms, and transportation needed for their group. Some members of the medical team walk with participants to help with minor needs and observe conditions, while other members follow in a vehicle that is out of sight, ready to help if needed. Medical team members will wear something that makes them easy to identify, such as a red armband or hat. They will also have access to cell phones and walkie-talkies.