Project C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) is one of the BSA’s older boy programs. It is a challenge course (not to be confused with an obstacle course) where participants work as a team to overcome challenges. The goals of Project C.O.P.E. are Planning, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, Trust, Self-Esteem, and Fun! Project C.O.P.E. consists of initiative games, low course elements, and high course elements. Half day programing may include initiative games and low course elements. Full day programming may include initiative games, low course, and high course. A general program outline will be made for the group, however, the day’s specific activities will be dependent on the progression, dynamic, and needs of the group as determined by the facilitator and C.O.P.E. Director. Programming is age-appropriate for age 13+. Some elements are appropriate for younger Boy Scouts, as determined by the C.O.P.E. Director, Guide to Safe Scouting, and the National Project C.O.P.E. & Climbing/Rappelling Standards. If you plan to have anyone under the age of 13 with your group, this must be discussed with the C.O.P.E. Director prior to scheduling the event.