Why not? I love it when people ask!
As a result, I was looped in with a backstage pass to see how they got the kids ready. It was fun to see the different activities they had: a pioneer fashion show, square dancing lessons, tips for packing and preparing physically, "family" home evenings. It almost seemed like it would be a fun experience!
When our stake did their first trek many years ago, fun was a little further down on the agenda. They wanted the kids to have a real pioneer experience — right down to real pioneer food! They drew the line, however, at being chased out of town by an angry mob.
A pioneer trek can be a cool experience, and helps put the whole westward exodus in a different perspective. Trek on!
Check out the Surprise Trek site. It's pretty awesome! And thanks, Sis. Crockett, for asking to share my cartoons!