Forge & Anvil 2023: Blacksmithing Basics
Date: Sat Feb 04, 10:00 AM EST - Sat Feb 04, 2:00 PM EST


Get ready for a hot time and be a blacksmith for a day! Learn how to forge iron and then actually forge your own item to take home. A blacksmith is a metalsmith who forges metal using tools like a hammer and an anvil to repair and make tools, ornamental objects, hardware, and more.

Virginia is a state with strong historical and modern ties to blacksmithing. The first permanent English settlement of Jamestown was established in 1607 and blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to begin in the New World. Early colonists relied on their blacksmiths to produce the tools, nails, and hardware necessary for building up the fledgling settlement.

The heat is on = ONLY 8 spaces are available. So hurry and get your registration in before it's too late! 

Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:  The Blacksmith Shop, Dayton
Who: Cadettes - Ambassadors (13-18 years old)
Fee: $45.00/girl
Min/Max Girls: 5/8
Patch included: no; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers performance t-shirts for $15 (short-sleeve) or $20 (long-sleeve); optional previous cotton t-shirts for $12 (short-sleeve; ONLY youth large & adult XL); optional Adventurers bandanna for $5 (please indicate items and sizes on registration).
Registration Closes: Jan. 20

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

Lou Armentrout
10321 Jess Arey Ln
Dayton, VA 22821-2379

To Pay: mail payment (checks made payable to Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912) to Lou Armentrout OR pay by Venmo (account name: @Adventurers-GSTroop1912; please indicate for "Forge & Anvil" and use the "Friends & Family" category) 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: Lou Armentrout, or 540-810-2068

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 age 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.