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Boise Girls Learn Outdoor Skills At She Jumps Wild Skills
Young girls will have the chance to learn essential outdoors skills at the She Jumps' Wild Skills youth events. On Saturday, August 5th, girls in the Treasure Valley from the ages of 6 to 12 years old will have the opportunity to tackle the great outdoors at Wild Skills. She Jumps' "events encourage girls to learn new skills, take on challenges and think creatively which develops perseverance and fosters confidence."
Wild Skills event
This free event is from 8:30am to 2:30pm, and participants will receive a Wild Skills journal and tshirt. The girls will learn about first aid, navigation, leave no trace, the 10 essentials for survival, and shelter building. They'll also get an introduction to mountain biking, a very popular Boise activity! Registration begins at 8:30am, with participants being welcomed at 9am. There are two classes at 9:30am and 10:30am, with lunch occurring at 11:30am. The third and fourth class will take place at 12:15pm and 1:15pm, respectively. The event wraps up at 2:15pm. While the event is free, you are encouraged to donate so that She Jumps can provide these type of events around the nation. The typical cost for this type of day long training is $60, but donate whatever you can!
She Jumps' is a non-profit that is dedicated to encouraging females to Jump In, Jump Up, and Jump Out. Jump In provides opportunities for those who wouldn't normally get to experience outdoor adventures. Jump Up provides women in the community the chance to help others. Jump Out is for the elite female athletes who can serve as a role model for others. The event is on Saturday, August 5th, at the Foothills Learning Center at 3188 N Sunset Peak Road. Click here to register for Wild Skills!
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