To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the electives to meet the Ranger award requirements is Project COPE
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Project COPE, a Venturer must complete a COPE course, a COPE director’s course, or a college level outdoor education course.
Venturing Ranger Award Requirements – Project COPE
Do 1, 2, or 3.
- Complete a BSA Project COPE course including both low and high initiatives. (Project COPE stands for Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience and is an outdoor course available through most Boy Scout councils. It usually involves a weekend of team building using group initiative games and low and high ropes course obstacles. This is an excellent crew activity.)
- After you have personally been through a COPE course, help run at least two other COPE courses.
- Attend BSA camp school and successfully complete the COPE director’s course.
- Complete a hands-on outdoor education course through a college or university of at least 80 hours.