COPE Course


Strengthening. Testing. Team Building.

Contact the Scout office (806-747-2631) to reserve your COPE

weekend. Rates are just $10 a head for Scouts and Scouteres,

or $20 forcommunity members for weekend experiences.


COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) brings

the tradition of the Scouting relationship with the outdoors

to new realms of adventure. 


COPE comprises a series of outdoor challenges, beginning

with basic group initiative games and progressing to more

complicated low-course and high-course activities. Some

of these events involve a group effort, whereas others test

individual skills and agility. Participants climb, swing, balance,

jump, and rappel as well as think through solutions to a

variety of challenges. 


Most participants find that they can do much more than

they initially thought they could, and discover new

capabilities through participation in this course. 






For Scouts!

Whether your unit is in major need of team building activities or just wanting to get out and about, the COPE adventure at Camp Post is truly an outdoor experience like no other.


For the Community!

Corporate or other non-profit organizations can also impact productivity and morale through development of a quality COPE course experience.




Before implementing a course program, the group  should

determine what it seeks to accomplish. Seven major goals

are commonly associated with Project COPE activities: 


  • Leadership development

  • Problem solving

  • Communication

  • Self-esteem

  • Trust

  • Decision making

  • Teamwork



Participants will be challenged to develop team goals for each activity.


After each phase, a reflection is accomplished through non-directive questioning

that encourages participants to analyze how they did as a group and as individuals,

and how they could do better in future endeavors, including life skills.

COPE is an exciting outdoor activity that can attract and

keep older boys in Scouting. It is designed to meet the needs of today's youth who are seeking greater challenges to their physical and mental abilities. The underlying goals of a Project COPE course are consistent with the methods of Scouting. Group activities are ideal for emphasizing the patrol method

and developing leadership. Individual activities help promote personal growth. Participation is entirely voluntary.