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Project COPE is a great way to build teamwork and communication in your unit’s junior leadership corps.  Consider scheduling an offseason COPE program for your Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders’ Council. 

Programs typically last from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and include a full COPE experience, including the high course.  All participants must be at least 13 years old, and a minimum of 8 participants is required to schedule a program.  The cost is $25 per participant and programs may be scheduled throughout the fall and spring.

To schedule an off-season COPE program for your unit, please email Andrew Costello at COPE@rsrbsa.org.

Reach For The Sky

Climbing Merit Badge

The COPE & Climbing Staff is pleased to offer Climbing Merit Badge at the Tower.  Climbing Merit Badge teaches Scouts the technical skills of climbing and rappelling and is a whole lot of fun!

There is no minimum age requirement for Climbing Merit Badge, though the program is not recommended for 1st or even many 2nd year Scouts.  Climbing is a physically demanding activity that requires a high level of emotional maturity.  To complete the badge, a participant must execute three separate climbs and rappels on our 25’ Tower.  Completion of the badge may require participation in evening Open Climbing sessions. 

Area Merit Badges

(links to requirements)

Climbing

Other Area Programs

Climb On Safely

Open Climb & Rappel

Project COPE

Project COPE is the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience.  Created especially for the older Scout, COPE is built around a series of progressively more challenging and exciting experiences.  With each new challenge, participants put themselves to the test and learn more about themselves than they ever expected. 


COPE is also a fantastic leadership and team-building program.  Participants learn how to be effective leaders and communicators - invaluable skills for a Scout.  Through initiative games, low course elements, and high ropes challenges, the Project COPE staff guides the group toward the official goals of COPE:


  1. Leadership

  2. Self-esteem

  3. Decision Making

  4. Problem Solving

  5. Communication

  6. Planning

  7. Trust

  8. Teamwork

  9. Fun!


To provide the most intense and satisfying experience possible, Project COPE at Summer Camp is scheduled for three hours a day, Monday through Friday, from 2:00-5:00 pm.  All participants must be at least 13 years old.  Adults are welcome.

Troop COPE Weekends

Twin Rivers Council, BSA