Intro to C.O.P.E.

The Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, or C.O.P.E., program is a week-long high adventure activity for older Scouts which teaches advanced teambuilding and problem solving skills. Scouts will learn to work as a group and function as a team to meet a series of high and low COPE elements. Camp Shands has one of the finest high ropes courses of any Scouts BSA Camp. The goals of project COPE are to build leadership, self-esteem, decision-making, trust, and teamwork. This is accomplished by progressing, as a group, through a series of increasingly physical and mentally challenging exercises that require cooperation and teamwork to complete. 

  • Recommended age is 14 and older
  • 1-period class
  • Must have at least five participants to hold program