Inside the August 2020 Issue

Inside the August 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the August 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...
Three Things to Know About Launching Water Bottle Rockets

Three Things to Know About Launching Water Bottle Rockets

Did you know you can launch a rocket in your backyard using only an empty plastic bottle, water and a launchpad? Unlike engine-powered rockets, water bottle rockets don’t pose a fire risk and often require less prep. These DIY rockets still pack a powerful...
Hard Work is Worth the Reward on an Epic Maine Adventure

Hard Work is Worth the Reward on an Epic Maine Adventure

Anthony Frisoli crouched next to David Benavides as they both stared into the churning white water. “You ready for this?” Anthony asked. David nodded. “But you go first.” Anthony, 17, winked and scooted along the muddy riverbank. With a sudden...
How to Prevent and Treat Snake Bites

How to Prevent and Treat Snake Bites

It can be unsettling to come across a snake on a campout, especially a venomous one. Snakebites present a potential danger — about 8,000 people in the U.S. are bitten by pit vipers and coral snakes every year, while another 37,000 are bitten by nonvenomous...
10 of the World’s Most Impressive Trains and Railroads

10 of the World’s Most Impressive Trains and Railroads

Railroading has transformed the way we travel, getting us places more efficiently using manpower, animal power or modern technology. Here are some of the world’s fastest, most unusual and most innovative trains and railways. GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL Erstfeld-Bodio,...