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:

  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Trust
  • Teamwork
  • Fun!

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.

Area Merit Badges


Other Area Programs


Open Climb

Open Rappel

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