Objectives include building teams, solving problems, making decisions, and developing trust, communication, leadership, planning, and self-esteem as team members cooperate to achieve goals.
If you have been to Wood Badge, you have gone through this. COPE is not just for Scouters. It’s for everyone. Now, when you think of a COPE course, your thinking of harnese, helmets and walking on high wires or falling backwards and overcoming your fears. Yup, that’s COPE. But during the Webelos Woods this weekend, I went on a LOW-COPE course. Man, it was amazing. Forget all the touchy feely Corp junk. We are not into finding a Brand or coming up with a Mission Statement! This is TEAM BUILDING and not one that includes hanging out with your Boss at a Strip Joint!
When I first heard of the Low-Cope course that was going to be put on at Webelos Woods, I thought…..great. Walking on ropes on the ground. Dumb stuff. Wow, I was not ready for what I had coming. I did look on the bright side and go into it saying that I would do it. These were simple games and exercises made to have everyone gain confidence in themselves and their Team Mates. It broke down walls, physically put our physical safety in someones hands (literally) and work together brainstorming ideas to get a common goal.
I seriously think that Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” needed some of this. My main thing about the weekend for me was to break down barriers, stretch myself in ways I had not done and think of others.
This was one way to do this.