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Old 04-09-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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Could have been predicted...the release of the Hunger Games has spurred interest in women's archery and my girls want to try it out.

Is there a range somewhere in the Triangle?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Could have been predicted...the release of the Hunger Games has spurred interest in women's archery and my girls want to try it out.

Is there a range somewhere in the Triangle?
Yes. Lifetime Archery

My wife has been going here for years. They have a Tues. night ladies archery class. John, the coach, also coaches many kids.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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Could have been predicted...the release of the Hunger Games has spurred interest in women's archery and my girls want to try it out.

Is there a range somewhere in the Triangle?
My 12 year old son just got his very first bow. He's excited. But his is less to do with Hunger Games and more to do with picking up the archery bug through Boy Scouts.

Durham County Wildlife Club
Check out Durham County Wildlife Club if they decide they want to proceed past lessons. Also, if they are Girl Scouts and are 4th grade and above, Girl Scout camps offer archery. My dd is so excited that she is finally be old enough to do archery at GS Camp!

Mays the odds be ever in your favor! Sorry couldn't resist.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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My daughter does it through through girl scouts!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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God forbid people ever had to decide on hobbies because they showed genuine interest in them instead of "seeing them in a movie."
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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God forbid people ever had to decide on hobbies because they showed genuine interest in them instead of "seeing them in a movie."
Archery predates movies by a few months. Or maybe it is several centuries. I lose track.


Why does the source of inspiration matter? Who is to say the interest is not genuine?
At least the kids aren't just playing archery video games behind drawn curtains in this beautiful spring weather.

All that said, when the exploding shafts come out, I'm heading for the pool hall...
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Who cares what inspires an interest in a young person?
She may have never been exposed to it if she hadn't seen the movie, now she wants to try it to see if she likes it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:39 AM
 
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Who cares what inspires an interest in a young person?
She may have never been exposed to it if she hadn't seen the movie, now she wants to try it to see if she likes it.
Exactly. What about all those young girls (or boys even) who read something like Misty of Chincoteague or Black Beauty and became interested in horseback riding? Or someone who reads Silent Spring and decides to become involved with the environmentalism movement? It's the same thing in my book (lol).
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:25 AM
 
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Exactly. What about all those young girls (or boys even) who read something like Misty of Chincoteague or Black Beauty and became interested in horseback riding? Or someone who reads Silent Spring and decides to become involved with the environmentalism movement? It's the same thing in my book (lol).
Oh man, I'm in TROUBLE! I just read LIFE (Keith Richards Autobiography)

All jokes aside, I agree with the others, it's cool that kids get inspired to "do something". In this day and age, I'll be thankful for "whatever it takes".
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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God forbid people ever had to decide on hobbies because they showed genuine interest in them instead of "seeing them in a movie."
Who said they were inspired by the movie. If they are like most pre-teen and teen girls (and many boys too) I know they have read the whole series of books. The movie was just the icing on the cake for them.

But even if they are inspired by the movie how is this different than being inspired by the Olympics. Enrollment in girls gymnastics and ice skating always surges after the Olympics.

Archery is not an easy thing to pick up quickly. I imagine there will be a surge in interest. Some kids will stick to it and some will find other things that interest them more. Hopefully in 5 years we'll see a surge in Archery competitors on the Olympic Level.
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