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

2014 Event Schedule

EventDateSorted By Date In Ascending OrderLocationDetails
Beyond BOW Fly-Fishing Basics for Women
Mar. 22, 2014
8:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
7489 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville
(across from Lake Rim)

Registration Form (PDF)

Health History Form (PDF)

Big BOW EventApr. 11-13, 2014Eastern 4H Environmental Education Conference Center
Columbia, NC  (Tyrrell County)

Registration form (PDF)

Health History Form (PDF)

Beyond BOW Fly-Fishing weekendApr. 4-6, 2014PCWE & the Davidson River Campground

Registration Form (PDF)

Health History Form (PDF)

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