Personal Equipment

What type of bug sprays do I need to bring?

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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What is the uniform?

The uniform for assemblies, breakfast and dinner meals is the Scout’s usual field uniform (aka Class A) including hat, shirt, shorts, belt and socks. NYLT neckerchiefs will be issued at camp.  Award medals and pocket hanger patches should be left at home. The uniform requires Scout shorts.  If long pants are needed for special situations, contact the Course Director for approval.

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Do we need a Hiking pack?

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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