The objectives of COPE are to provide an exciting outdoor learning experience and to develop eight key skills:
A successful COPE experience builds a strong bond among the team members. COPE initiatives are based on non-competitive games where everyone is a winner. Team challenges are designed to facilitate learning through events where progress is measured by performance not product. The COPE program provides an opportunity for every participant to achieve success as an individual and as a member of a team.
All participants are expected to respect the experiences of others and to have a positive mental attitude throughout the activities. No one is asked to do more than he or she is willing to undertake, but each is invited to do as much as they can, setting and striving toward their own goals and contributing to the team objectives.
COPE is not just games. Through guided discussion of the experience of each element, what was learned and what goals were achieved is just as important as the actual activity, and vital to the learning process. Games and low-course elements are a constructive prerequisite to high-course elements, and are not to be discounted. COPE is not an obstacle course, nor a physical skill eliminator. There are parts of COPE for everyone!
Please contactKara Dacey or Scouter Services or call 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272).