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Inside the May 2021 Issue

Inside the May 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the May 2021 issue of Scout Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit scoutlife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Scout Life magazine....

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65 Funny Star Wars Jokes and Comics

65 Funny Star Wars Jokes and Comics

May the farce be with you! Laugh at funny Star Wars jokes, puns and comics by Boys’ Life readers that would even make Darth Vader chuckle. Do you know a funny Star Wars joke or pun? Click here to send in your joke. Greg: Which Star Wars character travels around the...

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6 Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

6 Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up. Show Mom she’s the best with one of these handmade gifts. BUILD-A-BAG Make Mom this fancy purse out of a placemat. What You’ll Need: A durable placemat in Mom’s favorite colors Heavy-duty thread A needle that can handle thick thread Scissors...

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How to Be Prepared For a Total Lunar Eclipse

How to Be Prepared For a Total Lunar Eclipse

There’s a lunar eclipse coming on May 26, 2021, and you won’t want to miss it. WHAT IS A LUNAR ECLIPSE? A lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves directly behind Earth, causing our planet to be between the moon and the sun. The moon crosses into Earth’s shadow,...

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Welcome to the Summer of Service

Welcome to the Summer of Service

A big part of being a member of the Boy Scouts of America is doing a Good Turn. In the end, that’s what it’s all about: doing something nice for someone else. This summer, it means even more. Welcome to the BSA’s Summer of Service. It’s going on now, and you can...

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How to Prepare For a Long Hike

How to Prepare For a Long Hike

Q: My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it? A: We went straight to an expert for this question: Joe Koehly, director and guide for Backwoods Adventures, which takes people hiking and backpacking all over the world. Here are his...

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How To Buy a Great Hydration Pack For Water on the Go

How To Buy a Great Hydration Pack For Water on the Go

Hydration packs have built-in access to water you can drink while you’re wearing the pack. They come in many designs and sizes, specialized for activities like hiking, mountain biking and running. Like a camel, these packs are equipped with a special bladder that lets...

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Where Can I Find a Healthy Energy Bar?

Where Can I Find a Healthy Energy Bar?

Q: I’m having trouble finding a healthy energy bar that doesn’t have too much sugar and is filling. Do you have any suggestions? — Carson, Austin, Texas A: You’re right; many popular energy bars are sugary or unsatisfying. Find some better options by shopping keto....

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Eagle Scout Brings Comic Book Worlds to Life

Eagle Scout Brings Comic Book Worlds to Life

At Star Wars Celebration gatherings, you can’t avoid bumping into characters like Rey and Kylo Ren. But one year, Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Dave Marshall ran into someone he didn’t expect to see: Kerra Holt, a Jedi knight he had helped bring to life in a comic...

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Inside the April 2021 Issue

Inside the April 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the April 2021 issue of Scout Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit scoutlife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Scout Life...

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Fun Facts About a Critter You Otter Get to Know!

Fun Facts About a Critter You Otter Get to Know!

What are some of your favorite outdoor activities? Swimming, fishing or sliding, perhaps? Those are some favorite pastimes for otters, too. Though otters have to spend time looking for food and avoiding predators, they always seem to have lots of time for playing....

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Stuff We Like: FogBlock Spray

Stuff We Like: FogBlock Spray

If you wear glasses, you’ve probably gotten annoyed by foggy lenses from wearing a face covering during the pandemic. KeySmart’s FogBlock anti-fog spray ($15, getkeysmart.com) can help you see clearly. The concoction of water, isopropyl alcohol and sodium bicarbonate...

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How to Get a Summer Job

How to Get a Summer Job

Put that extra time you’ll have this summer to good use. No matter your age, working a summer job can help you build your savings or pay for that special something. Whatever your reasons, working will give you practical experience that you can apply to your future...

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At 10,000 Feet, Scouts Adjust to Backpacking in the Mountains

At 10,000 Feet, Scouts Adjust to Backpacking in the Mountains

It’s 3 a.m. when Austin Reeves wakes up to a rustling noise. Whatever is making the noise sounds big. Really big. And it’s getting closer. “It sounded like it was right outside my tent,” the 12-year-old Second Class Scout says. “I was pretty sure it was a bear. I woke...

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How to Stop a Tent From Leaking

How to Stop a Tent From Leaking

Q: Every time it rains, the inside of my tent gets wet. And, yes, I have a rain fly and a ground cover. The water still seeps through and gets my pillow and my sleeping bag wet. Any tips? — William, Edwards, California A: First, check for any leaks. If you find one...

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Inside the March 2021 Issue

Inside the March 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the March 2021 issue of Scout Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit scoutlife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Scout Life...

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Scouts Form Unbreakable Bonds at Weekend Campout

Scouts Form Unbreakable Bonds at Weekend Campout

During a brisk February weekend last year, Scouts made the drive to Camp Frank G. Lumpkin in far west Georgia, searching for adventure, advancement and entertainment. But what they discovered was so much more. The girls of Troop 19 from Auburn, Alabama, hosted a...

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Let’s Go Camping Again at One of These Awesome Scout Camps

Let’s Go Camping Again at One of These Awesome Scout Camps

We know you’re ready to return to summer camp. When you can, consider one of these six amazing Scout camps. Click here to see more Scout Camps featured in previous years. CAMP SHANDS North Florida Council; Hawthorne, Florida; campshands.org POOL PARTY: Slide down one...

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30 Funny Valentine’s Day Jokes and Comics

30 Funny Valentine’s Day Jokes and Comics

Everyone loves a joke. Even if you’re not into love, romance and all that kissy stuff, you’ll still love to laugh at these funny Valentine’s Day jokes and comics. Do you know a funny Valentine’s Day joke? Click here to send your joke to us. DOWNLOAD A FREE POCKET JOKE...

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How to Make a Soap Carving

How to Make a Soap Carving

Embrace your creativity with soap carving, a fun and easy activity. Remember, Bear Scouts and Webelos Scouts learn about knife safety by earning the Whittling Chip. Scouts BSA members earn the privilege to use knives and other tools by earning the Totin’ Chip. Do you...

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Inside the January-February 2021 Issue

Inside the January-February 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the January-February 2021 issue of Scout Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit scoutlife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Scout...

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Does Rolling Your Clothes Save Space?

Does Rolling Your Clothes Save Space?

Q: Does rolling up your clothes really work when packing? — Cody, Orange City, Iowa A: It will depend on what you’re packing. Try this: Empty a dresser drawer at home, and then fold and place your clothes inside until the drawer is full. Then take the clothes out and...

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Stuff We Like: Smart XXL Camping Cot

Stuff We Like: Smart XXL Camping Cot

OK, OK, this cot is heavy, bulky and pricey. But this is “Stuff We Like,” and we like the RIO Gear Smart XXL Camping Cot from ShelterLogic ($100, shelterlogic.com). It measures about 7 feet long and more than 3 feet wide. It’s comfortable, easy to set up and strong...

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How to Earn Respect as a Leader

How to Earn Respect as a Leader

Scouting offers many opportunities for you to lead. The longer you’re in the program, the more others will look to you to step up. But how do you become a good, responsible leader who commands respect from Scouts and adults alike? Here are a few tips: • Keep your...

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How to Preserve a Snowflake

How to Preserve a Snowflake

Snowflakes usually melt before you can get a good look at them. Here’s how to preserve individual flakes so you can study them later. WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO PRESERVE A SNOWFLAKE Access to a freezer Freezable pouch (A large pencil case works well.) Black poster board or...

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