What is C.O.P.E.?
COPE stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience and that is exactly what it is. Over the course of a weekend the COPE Facilitators strive to give you a challenging experience that helps you grow personally, work as a team, and learn to trust others- all while having fun in the outdoors. Everybody wins in COPE. We do this through some wacky, off-the-wall initiative games, some very challenging events on our Low Course, and usually culminating with a trip through the High Course. COPE is also available in a week long format at Boy Scout Summer Camp.
Who can do COPE?
Any Scout who is 13 by January 1 of the year they are going through COPE or First Class Scout by the date of the course. Venture/Explorer Scouts are welcome too! Adults can also participate on an "as slots are available" basis.
What does it cost?
We charge $25 for an entire weekend packed full of fun. You take home a COPE bandana, a participation certificate, a wealth of new experience, and a new appreciation for yourself and those you go through COPE with. Troops and Crews need to reserve spaces on a particular weekend at the Scout Service Center. COPE T-shirts are available at an additional cost of $10.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring your current medical form, the COPE Individual Hold Harmless Agreement, an open mind, a sense of humor, and the willingness to have fun. If your group plans to camp at Gus Blass Scout Reservation, you will also need to bring a short-term camping permit and food - see "Welcome Letter" in attached registration packet. Non-Scout groups should also provide the following forms 4-weeks prior to your particular COPE weekend: Non-Scouting release and indemnity/Hold Harmless Agreement, a letter of agreement for camp use, and a copy of the $2,000,000 liability insurance policy.
Two Deep Leadership
All Troops/Crews or groups must provide two deep leadership. The COPE staff cannot provide leaders. Co-ed groups must have both male and female adults. You may be asked to stay on the course with your group if needed. If you plan on splitting your group make sure you have enough leaders. When can I participate in COPE? In addition to the week-long offerings during summer camp, there are also several opportunities during the year to participate. You may call the Scout Service Center or check the current Council calendar for scheduled COPE weekends.
Contact Andrew Miller @ 501-580-2972 or Angela Undiener 501-944-2608 for details
COPE/Climbing Committee Chairman
High Adventure Chairman
Council Program Director
3220 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
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