Female? Heck, my wife spent 25 years in Alaska working for the National Forestry Service. She's not a Scouter, but with no training at all, I'm thinking she could out scout-craft 90% of the Scouters out there.
The helicopter drops you off in a clearing marked on the map. Your responsibility is to check a number of survival cabins and make sure they are still supplied. Survey the possible lumber yield, and be at a pickup point anywhere from 50 to 75 miles away in 6 days. The reason why it was done this way was because the area was totally inaccessible except on foot.
Never assume the women don't know what they're doing. In today's society, both men and women are often nature naive.