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How to draw funny caricatures

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and get ready to learn how to give your friends a few yucks and chuckles. This is a lesson in how to draw caricatures.

How to cook some goofy grub

We scoured the Internet for these six strange recipes and oddball cooking methods. Then we challenged a Scout troop to try them out.

2015 Boys’ Life Mini Mag Survey

Take our survey and enter for a chance to win one of 15 $10 iTunes gift cards! The Boy Scouts of America is interested in feedback from your son who received the 2015

Two-way radio buying guide

radio-200×148.jpgPicking the right two-way radios for you and your unit is simple when you know what to look for. We’ll show you how.

Repairing a sleeping bag

My dad gave me an old Marmot sleeping bag, and it has two small holes in it and some down feathers are coming out. The sleeping bag works just fine, but how do I stop the feathers from coming out?

Packing checklists for camping trips

Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items. They're called "Scouting Outdoor Essentials" for a reason.

Brixx Puzzles

Solve 60 levels of brain-teasing puzzles in this challenging new game.

Poisonous plants quiz

Whether you're on a backcountry trek or a walk in the park, how aware are you of dangerous plants? Take this quiz and find out.

Boys’ Life Program Planning Package

The 2015-2016 Boys’ Life Program Planning Package includes three notebooks, three bilingual planning charts, and two planning calendars. These materials will help to

Low-cut or high-cut hiking boots?

Q. Hey Gear Guy, this question has been nagging me for so long: If I’m going backpacking should I wear boots with high ankles or ones with low ankles?

Build a secret-code wheel

cipherwheel-200x148Writing secret messages is easy with this cipher wheel. It scrambles the alphabet so nobody can read your message except your buddy with an identical wheel.
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