Here are some shots from my adventures in archery from Girl Scout Day Camp this week. I taught archery for 2 days to over 120 girls (a few boys) and I have the sunburn to prove it! It was very hot and I was only able to do it because my big girl Meg helped me like a trooper. She didn’t complain and worked very hard getting a lot of first time archers a fun start. Thank you Miss Meg.
My goal was to do a Brave theme for the little ones and Hunger Games for the older ones. I was so busy I didn’t get too much into the theme, but the little ones did pose for pics with a Brave backdrop and the older ones stood in the weeds/trees and took some Katniss shots.
It is fun to watch the girl power pump up as they learn to aim and shoot the targets. A few school around her offer archery with compound bows, so the girls got to learn a bit about shooting with a recurve bow. I like the recurve myself as it has an oldfashioned feel to it.
If you have never tried archery I recommend it highly. It’s fun and empowering and not super competitive, unless you want it to be!