COPE Course (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience)
Project COPE is a unique experience for older Scouts (age 14 and older) focused on developing leadership, self-esteem, decision making, communication, teamwork, trust, planning and problem solving skills. The main focus of Project COPE is learning through play.
The Indiana Gas COPE Course is located at Ransburg Scout Reservation. It includes initiative games, 19 low-course elements and 9 high-course elements concluding with a 300 foot zipline. The Russell B. Chorpenning Shelter with the Harold K. Rowe Enclosure are used for instruction and visitors.
Climbing in the Boy Scouts of America helps introduce boys to a popular world-wide sport and reinforces skills such as teamwork, self-esteem, and trust.
The David H. Williams Climbing Tower is located at Ransburg Scout Reservation. It includes initiative games, 3 different climbing sides, a rappelling side, chimney climbing, free rappelling, and a bouldering wall.
COPE & Climbing Weekends
The Crossroads of America Council schedules 8 Saturdays a year when instructors will be available to run activities at the COPE Course and Climbing Tower. Units may reserve their space to participate in the COPE or Climbing activity through this site.