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COPE Level 1 Instructor training
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COPE Level 1 Instructor training

9/12/2014 to 9/14/2014

When: 9/12/2014
Where: Camp WB Snyder
6100 Antioch Rd
Haymarket, Virginia  
United States
Tony Waisanen

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BSA COPE Instructor Training – September 12-14, 2014

Who should attend?

The COPE committee will be conducting Instructor/Staff training on September 12-14 at Camp William B. Snyder. This will be an opportunity for Scouts ages 16 and older and Venturers of any age to get trained in the BSA Project COPE. Those over 18 can earn Instructor Level 1 or Level 2 certification, while those as young as 14 can become Facilitator in Training (FIT). It is a great course for those that are interested in becoming a part of the volunteer staff for the Camp WB Snyder COPE course which allows you to work with your own unit and others on the course. This is an overnight course and food will be provided. We will be in a cabin with bunks; bring a sleeping bag.
Goal: The course goal is to ensure that you can safely and effectively facilitate a COPE event for a group at Camp WB Snyder under the direction of a National Camp School Director and/or Council trained Level 2 Instructor. It will give you a working understanding of Project COPE and enable you to facilitate others in their leadership training.

What you will learn:

· How to facilitate others in COPE activities (including the 5 stages of the Tuckman Group Dynamics model and experiential learning).

· BSA guidelines that are related to COPE activities.

· How to effectively and safely supervise and administer the technical aspects of a COPE activity.

Where / What is the Cost?

· Training will be held at the Camp WB Snyder COPE course, 6100 Antioch Rd, Haymarket, VA.

· The cost is $50.00, which includes lodging, meals and equipment incidentals

  • Refunds: Cancel up to 2 weeks prior for 50% refund, within 2 weeks receives no refund.
  • This course is limited to 20 students.

Equipment: Sleeping bag, rain gear (no ponchos), long pants, and long-sleeved shirts are required. Bug repellant, sunscreen, sunglasses, leather-palm gloves, and a wide brimmed hat are strongly recommended. Bring a water bottle or hydration system. If you have a climbing helmet and/or harness, you may bring your own, but course staff must inspect and approve it for use on the course.

Course prerequisites: Be in good health (bring Parts A & B of the Boy Scout Physical Form), physically able to spend several hours outdoors. The course terrain is uneven, the training will require hours of walking and standing, and vehicles are not permitted on the course except for emergencies. Previous experience with Project COPE is not required.

Questions: For questions, please contact Tony Waisanen at

Start Date/Time : 9/12/2014 7:00 PM End Date/Time: 9/14/2014 3:00 PM

Registration Ends: 9/10/2014

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Cost: $50.00

COST CENTER: 1-6704-158-20


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