Boy’s Life

(Source: boyslife.org)
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Illinois Scouts Brave the Slopes for a Cool Merit Badge

Illinois Scouts Brave the Slopes for a Cool Merit Badge

Life Scout Paul Lehmann and his sister Ann, a Second Class Scout, stood at the top of the slope. It was Paul’s fourth time visiting Devil’s Head Ski Resort near Merrimac, Wisconsin, and he had all the confidence in the world. “I had gone down most of the hills...

read more
3 Tough Phone Cases for the Outdoors

3 Tough Phone Cases for the Outdoors

Q: When I go camping, I take my phone. I don’t want it to get damaged. Can you recommend any good phone cases for the outdoors? — Fred, Charlestown, Massachusetts A: If you’re going into the wilderness with a smartphone worth hundreds of dollars, you’ll want something...

read more
How to Buy a Great Pair of Hiking Boots

How to Buy a Great Pair of Hiking Boots

Whether you’re a dayhiker conquering local hills or a hardcore wilderness backpacker, your most important piece of gear is the same — and it might be the item you’ve put the least thought into buying: your boots. The wrong hiking footwear can send a backcountry...

read more
Ho! Ho! Ho! Laugh at 80 Funny Christmas Jokes and Comics

Ho! Ho! Ho! Laugh at 80 Funny Christmas Jokes and Comics

Happy Holidays! Count down the days until December 25th with these very funny kid’s Christmas jokes sent in by Boys’ Life readers. We guarantee this clean holiday humor will help you “ho ho ho” like a certain jolly old elf. Do you know a funny Christmas joke? Click...

read more
Inside the December 2020 Issue

Inside the December 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the December 2020 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...

read more
How to Craft a Winter Wreath

How to Craft a Winter Wreath

Brighten up your home this winter by making your own wreath. Here’s how. WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A WREATH 20-inch metal wreath frame 1 pack of pipe cleaners 3 rolls of 5 ½” poly mesh (also called deco mesh) Ruler or tape measure Scissors Hot-glue gun Decorations WHAT...

read more
9 Things to Know About the Night Sky

9 Things to Know About the Night Sky

Thousands of years ago, ancient astronomers observed the night sky and saw stars bunched together in what they called constellations. In one part of the sky, there was a group of stars that looked like a connect-the-dots lion, and they named it Leo. In another part,...

read more
How to Make a Fuzz Stick to Help Start a Fire

How to Make a Fuzz Stick to Help Start a Fire

It’s drizzling, and you want to start a fire. Any tinder you gather will likely be too wet, right? Wrong. You can create an effective fire starter, even with a wet piece of wood. Just grab your knife so you can make a “fuzz stick.” The best piece of wood to use is one...

read more
How to Buy Good Gloves or Mittens for Winter Activities

How to Buy Good Gloves or Mittens for Winter Activities

Serious mountaineers, polar explorers and other adventurers who routinely face extreme cold follow a hard-and-fast rule: Always bring extra gloves, because losing the use of your hands creates a life-threatening situation. You might never encounter such danger, but...

read more
What’s More Fun Than Winter Camping? Camping with Pups!

What’s More Fun Than Winter Camping? Camping with Pups!

Madison Findley was worried when it came time to untie the Siberian and Alaskan huskies pulling her dogsled. “They wanted to chase the dog team in front of them,” says Madison, 14, a Life Scout with girls Troop 216 of La Grange Highlands, Illinois. “You could tell...

read more
8 Awesome Animals That Got Their Own Statue

8 Awesome Animals That Got Their Own Statue

Whether fearless or funny, animals throughout history have inspired statues and memorials. Here are some monuments still standing today. Hachikō Hachikō, famous for his loyalty, is memorialized in bronze in Tokyo, Japan. After Hachikō’s owner died in 1925, the dog...

read more
Does a Sleeping Bag’s Degree Level Matter?

Does a Sleeping Bag’s Degree Level Matter?

Q: When choosing a sleeping bag, does the degree level really matter or is it just a recommendation for comfort? — Ethan, Springfield Township, New Jersey A: If you were dressed in a base layer of clothing and zipped up in your bag on a winter sleeping pad in a...

read more
Inside the November 2020 Issue

Inside the November 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the November 2020 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...

read more
45 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

45 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...

read more