In the wilderness, there can be no avoidance of responsibility to self or community without immediate, natural consequences.
Everyone learns to belong to the group because nothing can be accomplished without working together. In the wilderness, getting from one place to another and simple survival are
real accomplishments which are obvious and hard bought.
The participants take turns carrying out five different jobs. These are:
The Scout: leads the group with compass and map
The Environmentalist: makes sure that no damage is done to the environment and leads an environmental discussion each day
The Recorder: keeps track of important events, like seeing an eagle
The First Aid Assistant: assists if first aid is necessary
The Safety Person: leads the discussion of what is the safest way to do things when a problem arises
Participants also choose which of the three permanent work crews they want to be on:
The cooking crew
The water crew
The llama picketing crew
Participants are part of a personal crew - their tent mates. Tent mates put up their tent, keep track of group equipment and look out for one another.