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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

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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How to Build a Duck Nest Box

Wood ducks and other cavity-nesting ducks build nests in abandoned woodpecker holes or natural tree cavities. These ducks will also use a nesting box. Here’s how to create an eggcellent place for feathered friends to raise their young. WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BUILD A DUCK...

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Episode 12: How Are Cliffs Formed?

What’s a cliff? What are some of the most famous cliffs? And how do they even exist? Plus, this week we’re starting off with a shout out for all the turtle fans. Hear all about it on the latest episode of PodAsk:...

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10 Fast Facts About Platypuses

Here are 10 interesting facts about the platypus, one of nature’s most unusual animals. 1. A platypus has a body like an otter, a bill and webbed feet like a duck, and a tail like a beaver. 2. They live in Australia. 3. Platypuses are nocturnal. They sleep during the...

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Have YOUR Voice Heard on BSA’s Youth Advisory Panel

If you think advising a well-known brand is something reserved for your professional future, think again! The Boy Scouts of America is inviting youth ages 11-20 to apply to part of its Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). This group of Scouts will work with BSA leadership to...

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Episode 11: Are Dogs and Cats Enemies?

Do dogs and cats actually hate each other? Or are they just misunderstood? What’s the science behind their dynamic? And bonus! Troop 401 gets a shout out this week! All this and more on our latest episode of PodAsk:...

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Photos of Lego-Themed Pinewood Derby Cars

Block out some time to look at these snappy Lego Pinewood Derby cars designed and built by Boys’ Life readers. Do you have a Lego Pinewood Derby car? Send us a photo! Lego Pinewood Derby Photo Gallery SEND US A PHOTO OF YOUR LEGO CAR...

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Inside the September 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the September 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 to Stop Rolling Off Your Sleeping Pad

Q: I keep rolling off my sleeping pad. What can I do to sleep better?— Lucy, Augusta, Maine A: This is a very common complaint. Luckily, there could be a simple fix. Many people tend to overinflate their sleeping pad. Blowing it up bigger will actually cause you to...

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6 Top Tips for Building Better Lego Creations

• Send us a photo of your coolest Lego creation Clint Parry gets paid to play with Lego bricks. As the master model builder for Legoland Discovery Center Michigan, Parry works in an office filled with 250,000 Lego bricks sorted by size and color. He does most of his...

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How to Whip and Fuse the Ends of Rope

The more you use rope, the more it frays. Here’s how to make one of the most important tools in Scouting last a little longer. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Frayed rope At least 10 inches of string, dental floss or thin twine Scissors A lighter, match or candle HOW TO WHIP THE END...

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Is There Life After Earning Eagle Scout?

The Eagle Scout Award isn’t the finish line, but it might feel that way. What else can you do after Eagle? Scouting offers plenty of ways to stay active in your unit, help others along their Scouting trail and earn some really cool awards. KEEP LEADING Ever since...

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What is the Most Important Backcountry Skill?

Q: What is the most important backcountry skill all Scouts should know?— Jake, San Antonio, Texas A: The short answer? They’re all important! You never know which skill might come in handy. But if I had to pick a single skill all adventurers should know, it’s the one...

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Episode 9: Why is the Sun So Hot? And What’s Up With Stars?

We’re back with all-new episodes of PodAsk! This week, we’re touching on the sun (not literally, it’s too hot!). You asked why is the sun so hot. We’ve got your answer! Plus, we’re tackling a bonus question all about the formation of new stars. Check it out!...

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Inside the August 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the August 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 to Dispose of Dirty Water in the Backcountry

After you’ve washed your dishes, scrubbed your face and hands, and maybe even done some laundry, there’s just one more task ahead of you: What do you do with the leftover soapy water? USE BIODEGRADABLE SOAP Use biodegradable soap for your cleaning in the outdoors. A...

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How to Make a Model of the Solar System

Make a detailed model of Earth and all its neighboring planets with this quick STEM-focused project. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Paint (red, orange, yellow, green, bluegreen, dark blue, cobalt blue, light blue, white and black) 8 small Styrofoam balls (these will be the...

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No Cotton? Here’s the Best Clothing to Wear When Camping

Q: My friends say I can’t wear my normal cotton T-shirts when we go camping. What should I wear instead?— Carly, Fresno, California A: Cotton T-shirts can be the most comfortable thing to wear while hanging around your campsite. The problem? When you start to sweat,...

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How to Get Started With Scuba Diving

You can get your scuba certification from any agency recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, or any member of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council. Talk to your Scoutmaster or a trusted adult about finding a local dive shop. Check out the websites for these...

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Meet the 7 Species of Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are some of the most ancient and fascinating creatures around, their oldest ancestor having shared Earth with dinosaurs 120 million years ago. Today, seven species of sea turtles roam the world’s oceans. Five of those species nest in the U.S. LOGGERHEADS...

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Inside the July 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the July 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 magazine....

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How to Avoid Ticks on Hikes

Q: I keep getting attacked by ticks on hikes! What can I do?— Kevin, Nevada, Iowa A: Try to stay in the middle of well-established trails. Ticks like to climb up your legs, so as soon as you go walking through tall grasses or bushwhacking through the brush, you’re...

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How to Plank

This exercise is an easy way to strengthen your core — the muscles around your stomach and back. 1. Get into the push-up position. 2. Bend your elbows 90 degrees, resting your weight on your forearms and keeping your elbows beneath your shoulders. 3. Form a straight...

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