COPE is an acronym for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience and consists of initiative games, trust events, low-course events, and high-course events including a zip line.  Some activities involve a group challenge while others develop individual skills and agility.  Some objectives to reach through COPE are team building, problem solving, and decision making.


Find out more about Team-Building and COPE Facilitator training opportunities.


A COPE course is designed to foster personal growth among youth and adult individually and as a group.  Team members also work in a cooperative effort to develop trust, communication, leadership, planning and self-esteem to achieve goals set by the team.  This adventure is designed specifically for youth groups, but can be a rewarding way to build relationships and teamwork within your business organization.

Find out more about bringing your group out to experience our COPE Course.


   The Illowa Council offers two opportunities each year for Scouts to take part in this important team-building experience. Trained facilitators assure that conditions are safe as they guide your group through the challenges.  These events also provide an opportunity for adults to become trained COPE facilitators.
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Team-Building and COPE Facilitator training events.

Scouting and non-Scouting groups alike are invited and encouraged to take advantage of our course at any time throughout the year—weather permitting.
Click here for details about bringing your group out to experience our COPE course.