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What to Bring

Participants are to arrive at the Base Camp on Saturday July 12, 2008 between 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM. No accommodations are available if arriving before July 12th. Participants will be camping at the Base Camp on July 12, as well as at the end of the project on July 17 and 18. You should plan to have a separate storage bag (duffle bag is suggested) for materials to be used at the Base Camp, and a backpack for the field portion of the project. Members of the contingent will be placed in separate crews. It is highly recommended that prior to your arrival at the Base Camp, pack the appropriate materials, gear and supplies for the two different portions of the project (Base Camp & Trail portion), as well as plan the packing for being separated from the rest of your contingent. Backpacks will be check for their content prior to your departure to the field. You will be able to leave tents up at the Base Camp and store your Base Camp duffle bags/materials and gear in the tent. Security will maintain a watch over them while you are in the backcountry. Showers will be provided at the Base Camp for your use. Remember change of clothes for the recreational day July 18 - swimming trunks!

"A" Uniform

  • 1 Activity Uniform at all campfire programs
  • 1 Official Field Uniform (primarily for arrival, departure, and picture taking)
    • Uniform shirt, trousers, shorts, scout socks, scout belt, OA sash
Required Personal Items
  • 3 quart or liter bottles, or equivalent storage capacity (daily refills of water will be provided - can be 1 quart water bottles)
  • Backpacking backpack*
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife (one of the ten essentials)
  • Including personal first aid kit & extra clothing (Map and trail food - we supply)
  • Light jacket (shell jacket - remember the layer system for clothing selection)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent/shelter (for use on the trail)
  • Personal eating gear (mug, bowl, spoon, etc. – for use on trail)
  • Flashlight (one of the ten essentials)
  • Bandana
  • Matches/Lighter and fire starter (both part of the ten essentials)
  • Toilet paper - biodegradable
  • Trowel
  • ArrowCorps5 Medical Form with 2 extra copies (dated after August 1, 2007)
  • Prescription medication & inhalers
  • Moleskin and bandages
  • Personal First Aid Kit
Required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • 1 Pair heavy work gloves
  • 1 or 2 long heavy duty work pants (wicking fabric recommended & recommended for working around insects & poison oak)
  • 2 long sleeve work shirt (wicking fabric recommended & recommended for working around insects & poison oak)
  • Boots & 2 or 3 pairs of light/medium hiking socks (comfortable and broken in)
Optional Personal Items**
  • LiquiCool Bandana
  • Rain gear (Poncho should be sufficient - one of the ten essentials)
  • Sunscreen (SPF of 15 or higher)
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Oak-n-ivy Technu Cleanser (For poison oak & ivy after contact cleanser, available at most drug stores)
  • Backpacking stove (if you have one - to boil water for evening meal - if traveling by airplane, no fuel bottles are allowed on planes)
  • Day/fanny pack
  • Hand Sanitizer (1.5 - 2.0 oz bottle)
  • Water filter system or purification tablets (if you have - for emergency purposes)
  • Backpacking cooking pot (to boil water - evening meal.)
  • Liquid soap (for cooking and meal clean-up)
  • Electrolyte supplement – powder (to add to water, if desired)
  • Emergency whistle
  • Gorp or nutrition bars (to supplement Philmont trail meals)
  • 2 carabineers on rope - small (to tie hard hat and eye protection onto backpack)
Bring If You Have
  • GPS Unit (compass or GPS is one of the ten essentials)
  • Personal folding hand saw (locks in open position type)
  • Personal pruning sheers (clippers)
  • Polyester or polyester/cotton blend wicking clothing recommended
Will Be Supplied
  1. Hard hat
  2. Protective glasses/goggles
  3. All food
  4. Food storage bags

*If you are flying it would be recommended to place your backpack in a very large duffle bag or other cover for the flight. Straps can be caught in conveyor belts and loose items can fall out during transit.
**Please note: It is not the intent of the project that any participant would be required to go out and purchase any of the above materials - these should be your standard camping and backpacking gear.