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Falconry Experience

Sun Mar 12, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Junior, Ambassador, Senior, Cadette

This event offers girls the rare opportunity to experience the 4,000-year-old sport of falconry, or “the sport of kings”. This incredible beginners lesson allows you to feel the thrill of working with majestic birds of prey. Most of the lesson will take place at the private bird chambers of the Boars Head Outfitters. You will get the chance to interact with a captive-bred, trained hawk. The lesson begins with a flying demonstration and a chance to learn about the fascinating history of this sport. You will be transported to a mews where you will meet Wiley the Auger buzzard. After learning the appropriate techniques from professional guides, you will get to hold a trained hawk on your fist.

Dates: Sunday, March 12, 2:30-4:00 PM
Location: Boars Head Outfitters, The Outpost 200 Edom Dr., Charlottesville
Girls' Ages: Juniors - Ambassadors (11-18 years old)
Cost: $100/person
Min/Max: 6/15 participants
Badge/Patch Included: no; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers performance t-shirts for $15 (short-sleeve) or $20 (long-sleeve); optional previous t-shirts for $12 (short-sleeve); optional Adventurers bandanna for $5 (please indicate items and sizes on registration).

Registration Closes: February 24
To Register: mail or email Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G) and forward a copy of COVID-19 Waiver Participation Agreement (#1081) to:

Kathy Foster
423 N Grove St
Bridgewater, VA 22812

To Pay: mail payment (checks made payable to Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912) to Kathy Foster OR pay by Venmo (account name: @Adventurers-GSTroop1912; please indicate for "Falconry" and do NOT select goods and services so it's fee-free) OR pay by credit card by contacting Laura Burchett at (fee associated: $2 fee for up to $50 charge, $4 for up to $100, etc.).

Questions: Kathy Foster,, 540-383-1529

Adventurers Scholarship
Through the generosity of donors, a scholarship fund has been established in honor of our group’s founder, Barbara Duerk, to help girls participate in Adventurers activities. Requests may not be more than $100/year, and each application will be considered on a case by case basis. Details, criteria and application for this scholarship fund can be found here. Please submit scholarship applications one week before the program's registration close date. Have questions? Reach out to this program's coordinator listed here or directly to The Adventurers:

Adventurers is an action-oriented group of older Girl Scouts who are seeking exciting activities to challenge their capabilities, broaden their horizons, and increase their self-confidence. It is for girls ages 11-17 and in grades 6-12. Members often participate in rock climbing, caving, kayaking, backpacking, travel, hiking and other similar high-adventure activities. Check-out the latest Adventurers news via our Facebook private group and Instagram page.