Take Your Summer To New Heights
COPE is BSA’s 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 – essential skills for any Scout.
Through initiative games, low course elements, and high ropes challenges, the COPE staff guides the participant team toward achieving the official goals of COPE:
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving
To provide the most complete and satisfying experience possible, COPE 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 to participate.
Rock On with Climbing Merit Badge!
The COPE & Climbing Staff is pleased to offer Climbing Merit Badge on RSR’s 40′ climbing 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 40’ Tower. Completion of the badge may require participation in evening Open Climbing sessions.