Resources & References: COPE

COPE Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Climbing merit badge pamphlet
Belay On manual
Bordessa, Kris. Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity. Chicago Review Press, 2005.
Fluegelman, Andrew, ed. More New Games and Playful Ideas From the New Games Foundation. Headlands Press, Dolphin Books/Doubleday and Co. Inc., 1981.
Fluegelman, Andrew, ed. The New Games Book. Headlands Press, Dolphin Books/Doubleday and Co. Inc., 1976.
Orlick, Terry. The Cooperative Sports and Games Book: Challenge Without Competition. Pantheon Books, 1978.
Rohnke, Karl. Cowstails and Cobras II: A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses, & Adventure Curriculum. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 1980.
Rohnke, Karl. Silver Bullets: A Revised Guide to Initiative Problems, Adventure Games, and Trust Activities. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2009.
Rohnke, Karl, Jim B. Wall, Catherine M. Tait, and Don Rogers. The Complete Ropes Course Manual, 4th ed. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2007.


The Adventure Network Low Rope Course Guide
Project Adventure
Wilderdom Store Initiative Games

Related Program Features
Climbing and Rappelling, Fitness and Nutrition

Photo, Video and Illustration Credits
(climbers, BSA/Dan Bryant;, courtesy: helmet, carabiner, and rope, ©swinner), (hands, ©Andrey_ Popov), (©mirc3a) (video footage, courtesy Don Lauer, Troop 9212, Summerville, SC)

We are grateful to Michele Crismore, Anchorage, Alaska, for her assistance with developing the COPE program feature.

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