Re: Ropes course (COPE)
Glenn Stout (crazy_wolf_@HOTMAIL.COM)
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 09:20:14 PDT
On Sunday Scott Magee wrote:
> I am a member of our district camping committee, and another
>member and I have volunteered ourselves to design a low ropes course
>for our summer camp. I have several ideas so far, mainly from cope
>courses I have been on in the past. If anyone has any creative ideas
>or knows of a website with low ropes course information I'd greatly
>appreciate it. Thanks.
Scott, It is exciting that your council is building a COPE course.
Project COPE is a program that can change the lives of many youth and
adults. Your council needs to send someone to National Camping School
(NCS) to become a certified COPE Director. At NCS, this person will
receive (among other things) the Project COPE Handbook. (aka "the COPE
The COPE Book includes plans and diagrams for all approved low and
high elements as well as equipment requirements. It also includes
information on the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).
ACCT (of which the BSA is a member) publishes a booklet listing specific
ropes course standards which your council will also need.
Properly done, a COPE course will add an extra dimension to your
summer camp program. Please let me know how it goes.
Yours in Scouting,
Project COPE Director
Scoutmaster, Troop 230, Last Frontier Council, Oklahoma
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