ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ACTIVITY
In order to earn this award you must
pass off five activities in the
“Remember the Pioneers” category,
and three activities in each of the
remaining categories, totaling
seventeen activities. These
activities can be used in earning an
Achievement Award, and for Personal
Progress, or Duty to God Awards.
REMEMBERING THE PIONEERS (5
1. ____ Visit a cemetery and learn
about a pioneer buried there.
2. ____ Take
a walking tour of downtown Saint
George and visit the pioneer sites.
3. ____ Learn a pioneer craft,
skill, or art that was part of the
life of the pioneers. (Dutch oven
cooking, knitting, rope making,
horseshoeing, weaving a rug, etc.)
4. ____ Young
Women: sew the skirt and bonnet you
will wear on Trek.
5. ____ Plant a pioneer garden.
Plant some of the same things the
pioneers planted when they first
arrived in the valley.
6. ____ Give a talk about the
pioneers or a pioneer ancestor in
Sacrament meeting, YM/YW, or FHE.
7. ____ Make a list of qualities
that the pioneers developed on the
trail (ie., faith endurance,
humility, charity). Pick one of
these qualities that you could
improve and strive to develop it
between now and the trek.
8. ____ Visit the Pine Valley
Chapel, Mountain Meadows Historic
Site, or Pipe Springs National
9. ____ Tour the Historical
Tabernacle in St. George
10.____ Tour the Jacob Hamblin Home
and visit Brigham Young Home
11.____ Visit the St. George
Visitor’s Center and see the film
12.____ Visit The Mountain Meadows
Site and learn its history
13. ____Watch any or all of the
following videos: Sweet Water
Rescue, Only A Stonecutter, Legacy,
American Prophet, A Legacy More
Precious Than Gold (Mormon
Battalion), Perilous Journey, Faith
in Every Footstep, The Mountain of
the Lord, An Ensign to the Nations
14. ___ Read one of the following
books: Journal of the Trail, Fire of
the Covenant, or another pioneer
book as approved by your parents or
15. ____ Use any art form
(sculpture, poetry, song, dance,
quilting, etc.) to express our
16.____ Go online to www.lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm and
read all of the different quotes of
pioneers along the trail.
SERVICE (3 required)
1. ____ Cook a
meal without the use of a modern
kitchen and share it with someone.
2. ____ Teach
a lesson in FHE about the pioneers
Participate in a family, class, or
ward service project.
4. ____ Serve
as a volunteer at any of the museums
or historic parks.
5. ____ Help
clean up a cemetery.
6. ____Volunteer for 4 or more
afternoons or evenings at a
hospital, home for the aged, center
for the disabled, welfare center, or
7. ____Take a non-member or less
active member with you to do any of
the above items.
8. ____ Visit
the grave of an ancestor and clean
9. ____ Spend
at least 3 hours giving service
outside your family
& SPIRITUAL (3 required)
1. ____With the help of your
parents, leaders or ward family
history specialist, search the
records to find an ancestor and
submit his or her name for temple
2. ____Participate in baptism for
the dead, if possible. If not, talk
with a priesthood leader about the
temple and what it means to be a
3. ____Prepare a FHE lesson on
patriarchal blessings. If you have
not yet received your patriarchal
blessing, begin making plans to do
5. ____ Visit
the temple grounds weekly for one
month in your Sunday clothes.
6. ____ Read
The Holy Temple by Boyd K. Packer.
7. ____Read three conference talks
about temples. Discuss them with a
parent or leader.
8. ____ Place
a picture of a temple in your
9. ____ Pray
morning and night for one month.
10. ____ Read
your scriptures daily for one month.
Memorize the sacrament prayers found
in D&C 20:77, 79.
1. ____***Research the first member
who was baptized in your family.
Find related stories. REQUIRED
2. ____ Keep a personal journal for
three months. Record your thoughts
and feelings about the pioneers you
study and the activities you do from
this list. Include your feelings
about the blessings in your life
that come from the result of other’s
sacrifices. Write at least once a
3. ____ Learn the history of an
ancestor or pioneer who crossed the
plains or sacrificed for the Gospel.
Share the story in your family,
class, or in a Sacrament meeting.
4. ____ Write
you life history in 500 words or
5. ____ Fill out a family group
sheet with one of your parents or
grandparents listed as a child.
6. ____ Earn
the Genealogy Merit Badge.
7. ____ Visit
the Family History Library.
8. ____ Spend
30 minutes online at
9. ____Invite your grandparents or
other senior citizens to share their
childhood memories with you. Record
what you will have learned in your
1. ____ Hike to
the Lone Sequoia Redwood Tree
(planted by a pioneer over 100 years
ago) located in Browse (north of
Leeds) – Ask
Trek Specialists if you need
directions or map.
2. ____ Hike
the Riverside Walk in Zion Canyon (1
3. ____ Hike to
the Emerald Pools In Zion Canyon (2
4. ____ Hike
the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion (3
hours round trip).
5. ____ Walk for a ˝ hour or more at
least 5 days a week for a month (You
can rest on Sunday).
6. ____ Run 3
miles in 30 minutes or less, or 6
miles in 60 minutes or less.
7. ____ Train
for, and walk, or run in a 5K or 10K
race prior to trek.
8. ____ Read D&C 89. Improve your
health by developing and
implementing a regular fitness
program for at least 6 weeks.
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