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Vote for the 2019 Boysies Videogame Awards!

It’s time to honor the best videogames of the year. Help us pick the readers’ favorites using the poll below. We’ll announce the winners of the Boysies before the end of the year. Did we miss your favorite game? Make sure to tell us about it using the comment form...

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6 Inventive Gadgets to Make Camping More Fun

6 Inventive Gadgets to Make Camping More Fun

A little ingenuity can add a great deal of comfort and convenience at camp. Here are six of the Gear Guy’s favorite camping gadgets. INFLATABLE PILLOW A few breaths inflate the TREKOLOGY ALUFT 2.0 ULTRALIGHT INFLATING PILLOW ($16, trekology.com), a comfy support for...

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How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe

How to Make a Homemade Snow Globe

Shake up your winter routine with this easy-to-make keepsake. This DIY snow globe would be a perfect holiday gift for friends or family. WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A SNOW GLOBE A clean glass jar with a lid. You can choose any kind of jar. Check your fridge for...

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9 Things to Know About Cold-Weather Hiking

9 Things to Know About Cold-Weather Hiking

Winter hikes are always interesting for Crew 365 of Evansville, Indiana. They do most of their recruiting in the fall. By the time their first winter outing comes around, they have lots of new members and some of them have never spent the night outdoors. And, yes, it...

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Ski Slalom Adventure

Ski Slalom Adventure

You’ll need to make quick turns to get around the gates in our new slalom-ski simulator. You’ll need to make quick turns to get around the gates in our new slalom-ski simulator.Powered by WPeMatico

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70 Funny Halloween Jokes and Comics

70 Funny Halloween Jokes and Comics

Happy Halloween! We dare you not to scream with laughter when you read these funny Halloween jokes by Boys’ Life readers. Do you know a funny Halloween joke? Click here to send in your joke. Laugh at 4,000+ more funny jokes at jokes.boyslife.org! Joe: What do you call...

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40 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

40 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Here’s a plateful of Thanksgiving jokes by Boys’ Life readers that will make you thankful you have a funny bone instead of a wishbone on Turkey Day. Do you know a funny Thanksgiving joke? Click here to send your joke to us. Laugh at 4,000+ more...

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How Do I Keep Gear Dry in a Kayak?

How Do I Keep Gear Dry in a Kayak?

Q: I’m going on a six-day kayak trek. I know what to bring, but don’t know how to pack it to keep it dry. Any suggestions? — Aidan, Abilene, Texas Pack your gear in dry bags. They’re designed to keep your stuff from getting wet, and they can float in case your boat...

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Inside the November 2019 Issue

Inside the November 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the November 2019 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Boys’ Life...

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How Do You Clean a Bugle?

How Do You Clean a Bugle?

Q: How do you clean a bugle that hasn’t been used for several years? — Michael, Cold Spring Harbor, New York A: Dunk the bugle in soapy water and lightly scrub the outside with a washcloth. To clean hard-to-reach places inside, use a flexible cleaning brush, often...

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How to Make a Paper Tube Flashlight

How to Make a Paper Tube Flashlight

Learn how electricity works — safely — by building this DIY flashlight. WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD A FLASHLIGHT 3-volt flashlight bulb Two D batteries Two 5-inch No. 22 insulated copper wires with at least 1/2-inch insulation stripped off ends Pocketknife, utility knife...

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How to Determine Distance On a Map

How to Determine Distance On a Map

A map and compass bearing can point you in the direction you wish to travel, but don’t forget to also calculate the length of your route. For that, you can use the distance ruler — or bar scale — in the map’s bottom margin. 1. Place one end of a piece of string on the...

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Backpacking the Mad River: A Decades-Old Scouting Tradition

Backpacking the Mad River: A Decades-Old Scouting Tradition

The Scouts of Troop 27 in Eureka, California, approach the edge of the river with both caution and confidence. They’ve done this before. In fact, some of the older Scouts have done this many, many times before. But that doesn’t mean they take anything for granted....

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How to Roast a Turkey on a Tripod

How to Roast a Turkey on a Tripod

Troop 66 uses a tripod to roast some of their turkeys at their annual Thanksgiving campout. Here’s how they do it. 1. Set up a metal tripod. Place three wire mesh cylinders (to serve as coal towers) attached to metal rods in between legs of tripods. 2. Cover ground...

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Inside the October 2019 Issue

Inside the October 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the October 2019 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Boys’ Life...

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Youth Leaders Join Forces for SEAL Training

Youth Leaders Join Forces for SEAL Training

Sea Scout advanced leadership training (SEAL for short) is for the best of the best. A group of Sea Scouts from across the country — all of them leaders in their own ships — come together for 10 days of training at sea. It is a tough, demanding experience. It’s a...

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How to Measure Distance By Counting Your Steps

How to Measure Distance By Counting Your Steps

Counting your steps is a good way to estimate distances as you hike, but first you need to know the length of your footsteps. Discover the length of your step with this method: Use a tape measure to mark a 100-foot course on flat ground. Walk at a normal speed from...

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How to Do the Surefire Card Trick

How to Do the Surefire Card Trick

Blake Vogt is a professional magician who performed before millions on live TV on America’s Got Talent. In this trick, Vogt introduces what magicians call a “key card.” All you need is a regular deck of cards. STEP 1 Before telling your friends that you’re going to...

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Cheese Patrol

Cheese Patrol

Help your mouse buddy munch his next meal. Can you complete all the levels? Help your mouse buddy munch his next meal. Can you complete all the levels?Powered by WPeMatico

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Expert Buying Tips to Help You Pick the Best Backpack

Expert Buying Tips to Help You Pick the Best Backpack

Backpacking lets you explore places in the wilderness that most people never see. Other than boots, no piece of gear will affect how much you enjoy a backpacking trip as much as your pack. Here is the Gear Guy’s guide to picking the perfect pack. BSA Ultralight 50 L...

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