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Turn sweat into energy

Q. Hi Gear Guy. One time, I saw a TV ad about a special type of garment—particularly for athletes—that turns your sweat into energy. Is there really such a product and will it work?


Saving, producing, and using energy wisely will be critical to America's future. If we are to leave future generations with a world in which they can live as well or better than we have, SCouts and other potential leaders of tomorrow must begin the hard work of understanding energy and the vital role it will play in the future.

October’s suggested program theme is Science

Each month, Boys’ Life magazine picks a theme from the Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews series of books for readers to consider for their program. October's suggested theme: Science.

Disney Infinity 3.0 game review

This fall, it's Star Wars everything! Sure, The Force Awakens movie is getting most of the hype, but Disney Infinity 3.0 deserves plenty, too.

Cool Jobs: Volcanologist

Most people flee from erupting volcanoes because they’re big and loud and dangerous. But when a volcano blows its top anywhere in Alaska, Game McGimsey can’t wait to

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.

How to buy a backpack

What size do I need? How much should I pay? Internal or external? The Gear Guy has answers to help you pick the perfect pack.

Sleeping bag buying guide

sleeping.jpgSleep comes easy when you have the right sleeping bag for the job. Here are some tips to help you pick a sleeping bag.

PlayStation 4 game console review

ps4-200x148aIt's huge question: Should you buy the new PlayStation 4 game console? The short answer: Yes, definitely. But maybe not quite yet. Let's take a deeper look.

Beware these beautiful flowers that can kill

flower-200x148Few of us are familiar with the seemingly innocent but mischievously potent poisonous flowers readily found nationwide. Ingestion of such plants is one of the top 10 causes of poisoning worldwide.

How to prevent frostbite

frostbite-200x148Cold can be dangerous to our skin, muscles, nerves, and bones. Frostbite is the end result of cold-induced injury to our tissues, and it is much more common than one may think.

Crazy About Choppers

At Camp Sikorsky, there are merit badges to be earned and facilities to tour. But mostly, there are awesome, state-of-the-art helicopters.

Pedro’s Ricochet Rumble

Pedro and Ordep's galaxy-spanning road trip gets gassed when their BL mail barge runs out of energy gems. Help Pedro quickly collect cosmocrystals so they can get their adventure back on track!

Racing video game reviews

It’s racing season! Since most of us can’t get behind the wheel to feel the exhilaration of speeding to victory on the racetrack, video games are pretty much the next best thing. Here are two new options.

Robotics merit badge launch events

The Boy Scouts of America will participate in many robotics events during the month of April to help celebrate the launch of the Robotics merit badge. Here are some of them.

Bakugan: Defenders of the Core game review

The first thing you need to know about Bakugan: Defenders of the Core is that these guys are humongous, sometimes as tall as skyscrapers. And when they get to brawling, all bets are off. Godzilla has nothing on Bakugan.

What you’re doing to Go Green!

gogreen-200x148Conservation and responsible outdoorsmanship is a huge part of being a Scout. Here are some of the things that readers have told us they are doing or plan to do to GO GREEN!
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