Project C.O.P.E. – Climbing


The Challenging Outdoor Physical Experience (COPE) is a great way to build confidence and cohesiveness in all your scouts.  It’s the Boy Scout version of a ropes course and we have two of them in our council, one at Camp Wisdom and one at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp. 

  • Who:  Any Boy Scout Troop or Venturing crew
  • When and Where:
    February 10 – TRJ
    March 10 -Wisdom
    April 21 – TRJ
    May 12 – Wisdom
    September 8 – TRJ
    October 13 – Wisdom
    November 10 – TRJ

Maximum of 30 participants per date.  How do you register your unit?  Cost:  $35 per person Reservations are required and must be made by the unit, not individually. 

All Courses will start at 9am and conclude at 4pm that same day.  Lunch is not provided and if you would like to spend the night you will need to make a separate reservation by submitting a reservation request which can be found at

Download 2018 COPE Flier w/time, date, and locations.

Project C.O.P.E. – Climbing

The COPE and climbing programs offers two compatible yet different programs for your youth.  COPE focuses on teamwork, leadership development and planning while climbing offers your youth a chance to climb and rappel.  Safety is the number once consideration when conducting these activities!  DO NOT conduct these activities, unless you are completely comfortable with the equipment, processes and procedures.

The Circle Ten Council COPE and Climbing Resources include:

  • Roy & Frances Rea COPE Center @ Camp Trevor Rees-Jones
  • The Climbing Tower @ Camp Trevor Rees-Jones
  • The COPE Course @ Camp Wisdom
  • Climbing Equipment for your Unit’s Use

Climbing Information

Circle Ten Council offers several training courses designed to make you comfortable in taking your unit climbing.  Two of the most popular locations for climbing in North Texas are Sid Richardson Scout Reservation and Mineral Wells State Park.

In addition to the Rock Gear, Circle Ten Council has a 48’ Tower at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones that your unit can use.  The tower has 12, 24, 36, 48-foot rappels, and climbing routes.  Additionally, there are two 24’ Chimneys and a Bouldering Wall that can be used by Cub Scout Packs.

Please see the Climbing Gear Policy for reservation process.

COPE Information

Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, or COPE, is the challenge course program of the Boy Scouts of America.  It is a series of physical, mental and emotional challenges facilitated by a trained staff directed at enhancing personal growth.

The recognized goals of the program are:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Esteem

Any Philmont Trek, Troop, Venture Crew or organization can benefit from COPE.  Circle Ten Council frequently hosts non-BSA units at Camp Wisdom.

Please complete the COPE & Climbing Reservation Form. Available dates may be viewed here.  Dates are not confirmed until the reservation form has been accepted by the Council Program Manager.