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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...