August 27-30: An exciting weekend: invited to obtain certification as a facilitator for the Boy Scouts of America’s Project COPE ropes course in Sharpsburg, PA. Completing the low course and high course challenges with an 8-person team was great fun and great exercise! Practicing the facilitation skills necessary to encourage groups to play games together, overcome fears and problem-solve as a team was also a profound experience. Then on Sunday things got even better: we were all given a special workshop on setting up the BSA’s mobile climbing wall, which means…wait for it…I’m officially an Amusement Park Ride Operator! Carnivals, here I come! Thanks to the BSA and all the hard-working volunteer instructors who helped out this weekend. What a fantastic resource.