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8 Incredible Scout Camps for Summer Camp Season

When the school year ends, summer camp season begins. A week at one of these eight incredible Scout camps is time well spent. Click here to see more Scout Camps featured in previous years SALMON...

7 Umpire Signals Every Baseball Fan Needs to Know

Baseball fans can get loud. Sometimes, they get really loud. That’s why umpires (the officials in baseball) use hand signals. That way, the players, coaches, fans in the stands and fans watching TV all...

Six VR Products You Need To Know About

Virtual reality has finally hit the mainstream. Here are six new products you should know about in the expanding world of VR: Oculus Go Hate wires? Oculus Go ($199) is the first-ever standalone VR headset....

10 Amazing Duct-Tape Creations You Can Make Right Now

Duct tape in the right hands is enough to create a masterpiece or solve some of life’s most common challenges. You’ll have no trouble finding this staple in your house or at the...

The 5 Best Family-Friendly YouTube Channels

These gamers are smart, hilarious and seriously talented. Check out BL‘s list of the top gamers on YouYube.  English animator Joseph Garrett is the king of Minecraft, posting videos as a hilarious talking feline...

‘The Calculation’ by Anthony Horowitz

Fiction by Anthony HorowitzIllustrations by Chris B. Murray PHYSICSUNIT PHYSICS P2 For this test, you must have:— A ruler— The Equations sheet (enclosed)You may use a calculator. Time allowed:60 minutes QUESTION 1. A...

Watch the Winning Videos in the 2017 Summer Fun Video Contest

The Boys’ Life Sierra Trading Post 2017 Summer Fun Video Contest saw hundreds of excellent submissions from readers like you. Here are the winners and their 17-second winning videos. They got $500 Sierra...

How to Build Your Own Dishwashing Rack

This dishwashing rack is sturdy enough to hold the standard three containers used for backcountry dish and utensil cleaning. Here’s how to build it. Click here for more detailed directions and information about the...

How to Make a Homemade Kite

Get step-by-step guides for making a tetrahedral, box or diamond-shaped kite. Source link

Where to Add Weight to a Pinewood Derby Car to Make it Go Faster

There are some questions that have plagued mankind since the beginning of recorded history: Why are we here? What’s the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything? Where should I place...

Laugh at 25 Funny Olympic Jokes

Let the Olympic groans begin! Here are 25 funny Olympic jokes sent in by Boys’ Life readers that deserve a gold medal in humor. Do you know a funny Olympic joke? Click here...

Olympic Mascots Through the Years

Since 1968, it has been a tradition to have a mascot for each of the Olympic games. Take a peek at our photo gallery of Olympic mascots and then use the comments section...

Write a Funny Caption For This Photo

What’s going on in this picture? What is that fish doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the bottom...

How to Make a Duct-Tape Wallet

SAFETY FIRST: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before. Duct tape comes in 2-inch-wide rolls and is available in many colors. Here’s how to use some to make this handy...

20 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...

Learn More About Religions on an Interfaith Hike

All of us are different. At the same time, we have so much in common. That’s the idea behind the Theodore Roosevelt Council’s interfaith Ten Commandments Hike. Around 500 Scouts spent a little more...

Two Great Days to Get Outdoors and Serve

Scouts know that any day is a good day to be outside, but especially on two days designated for celebrating and protecting the outdoors. National Trails Day National Trails Day is held every year on...

Olympic Athletes With a Scouting Connection

Blog Contributors Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is senior editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines. Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines. Browse by...

Inside the February 2018 issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the February 2018 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...

How to Keep Dirt Out of Your Tent

Q. I hate when the inside of my tent gets filthy. I always track in dirt from my boots. Any tips for keeping it cleaner?— Allen, Fayetteville, Arkansas A. I’m with you, Allen. Some...

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