Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program in which women age 18 and older learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. In North Carolina, BOW workshops are held across the state and offer a variety of outdoor skills, including fishing, hunter safety, target shooting, archery, canoeing, motorboat safety, outdoor cooking, tracking and map-and-compass.

Explore BOW events across North America at .

Scholarship opportunities are available for all the BOW programs. Download the Mel Porter Scholarship Application (PDF). 

For more information or to download a registration packet, click on the subject under Details in the table below. Enrollment is limited for each event and registration is first come, first served.


North Carolina BOW Coordinator
BB Gillen
(919) 218-3638 or
(919) 894-3996

Event Schedule

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Weekend ProgramMay 20-22, 2016

Eastern 4H Environmental Education Conference Center in Columbia NC (Tyrell County)

Registration Packet (PDF)

Program is Full.  
To be placed on a waiting list in the event
of cancellations please contact:  BB Gillen by OR by phone @ (919) 218-3638

Beyond BOW: Shooting Sports

June 11, 2016

Wake County Wildlife Club

Registration Form (PDF)

Medical Questionnaire (PDF)

Becoming an Outdoors Woman