As is tradition, the end of one season brings news of the next. The iconic 39th season will be "Island of the Idols." Throughout the game, players will have the chance to visit former champions Boston Rob and Sandra for survival & strategic advice. Story below, but I think this picture speaks a thousand words
Surely they are compensated well for their camping vacation, but how much? They aren't just doing this for fun. I'm thinking between $50K and $100K.
One skill they are likely to teach the newcomers is how to make fire. After Chris' awesome demonstration last evening everyone should know how to do that now. I'll bet Sandra and Rob aren't as good as Chris!
Some of the best reward challenges are time with a local expert, who also would know much more than Sandra and Rob, at least on the living arrangements.