C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) is a program designed to challenge the mental and physical aspects of a Scout in both personal and group settings. C.O.P.E. uses games events, and unique activities to build characteristics such as leadership, self-esteem, decision making, communication, trust, and teamwork.
C.O.P.E. is set up in three progressive steps that are supported and carried out by trained professional staff.
Step 1: Initiative games and activities to set the basics for C.O.P.E. Light problem solving and communication skills are important.
Step 2: Builds upon and amplifies the processes learned in step one and applies them to the low C.O.P.E. elements.
Step 3: The culmination of the preceding steps applied to the highly challenging aerial portion of the course, high C.O.P.E.