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