The support crew stayed at the lodge. The foot soldiers endured rain almost every day, and were grateful to take one night off the trail to sleep in beds, and launder their clothes.
During the rest of the year, the troop stays busy with volunteer service, especially with a local veteran's organization. Jeff, the scoutmaster, maintains Windows networks for healthcare facilities. He gave me a piece of advice that dramatically improved the usefulness of my Windows 8 laptop -- go to classicshell.net for a free patch that makes this abomination look and act like a normal Windows machine. Complete with a normal [Start] button. Huzzah!
 This is a high-trust, as well as a high-skill position. The penalties for security breaches can be draconian. A doctor in New Jersey had his laptop stolen. He had patient information on the laptop. The laptop was not encrypted. The fine was $1.5 million.