A C.O.P.E. Course?
C.O.P.E. is an acronym for "Challenging Outdoor Personal
Experience." a COPE Course is a custom built challenge course or
ropes course designed
to meet the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)Project C.O.P.E. installation and operation procedures. COPE Programs are based on attaining seven goals outlined by the Boy Scouts of America
The seven C.O.P.E. goals
are summarized as:
||Teamwork is the key that allows a group to navigate a C.O.P.E. challenge course successfully. The C.O.P.E. challenge
ropes course experience makes it clear that each individual can accomplish more as a member of a team than by
going it alone.
||A C.O.P.E. challenge course encourage in the moment active learning of critical listening and discussion skills important for any
group, troop or individual attempting to accomplish a difficult task.
||Participants completing difficult tasks on a C.O.P.E. challenge course develop trust in the C.O.P.E. staff members, their fellow troop members and themselves.
||Team members attempting to solve problems on a cope course have
abundant opportunities to develop and exercise
leadership skills in small and large groups.
||Project C.O.P.E. requires groups and troops to make decisions by developing one or more solutions to a the specific obstacle,
problem, or initiative. Teams must consider all the available resources and alternatives, and evaluate the probable results before moving forward.
||Project C.O.P.E. challenges groups and individual to develop solutions to interesting problems. Participants must step outside of the box and frequently use creative ideas. Participants can then test their solutions and evaluate the results.
||Meeting the challenges of a C.O.P.E. challenge course allows individuals and groups to develop self-esteem
and encourages them to set challenging yet attainable goals.
course programming on a challenge course, rope course or team course emphasizes learning by doing.
work with scouting associations, scout troops, scout camps, scouts and scouters
on the design, installation, inspection and training of C.O.P.E.
challenge courses, ropes courses and/or climbing towers we emphasize the
need for a design that will accommodate all ages, sizes, shapes, and physical
abilities. Our C.O.P.E challenge course options include innovative initiative elements, climbing
towers vertical climbing elements and low and high ropes course challenges.