Frequently Asked Questions - Personal Equipment

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Pre-Course Maditory Meeting: June 1st

(1211 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705)

Course Dates: June 17-22

(Lost Valley Scout Camp)

The 2018 NYLT Post Course Challenge Celebration

will take place on April 18, Thursday at 7:00pm.

Where: Orange County Council Office

(1211 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705)

 

Generally a DEET based spray or cream is the most effective at repelling mosquitoes. Check if is the kind safe to use on skin, or only on clothes. Lost Valley is also rich in the white sage plant which is a traditional fragrant bug repellant used by the native Americans.  There are also ammonia or vinegar based “After The Bite” products that can ease the itching.

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Personal Equipment

Participants should have 2 trash bags to store their extra clothing and equipment in their tent at base camp so they don’t need to carry everything on the backpack trip.

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Personal Equipment

Yes, to carry their study materials, pens, pencils, sunscreen, chapstick etc. to the sessions.

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Personal Equipment

Participants experience a 5 mile hike with about 1,000 ft of elevation change and an overnight campout as a backpacking trip. They will need to carry their jacket, sleeping back, ground tarp and pad, and a share of the patrol food and cooking utensils. A daypack is generally not of sufficient size and duffle bags are not well suited for backpacking.

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Personal Equipment

This does two things:

  1. It avoids the issue of inappropriate t-shirts and
  2. It makes it very easy to distinguish NYLT participants from summer camp participants who usually wear troop t-shirts.

There are no laundry facilities available.

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Personal Equipment