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- Take a Peek At One Of the Deepest Views Into Space EverReady to have your mind blown? The photo above is one of the deepest views into space possible. The famed Hubble telescope recently took these shots of galaxy cluster Abell S1063, showing the very furthest views into space ever taken. This video below begins with a view of the night sky from the ground, before zooming in on the distant galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees it. The cluster was observed as part of the Frontier Fields program.
- Read ‘Here’s Hank: Robot On the Loose’Don't miss this exclusive short story from the minds behind the 'Here's Hank' series. Plus, win a copy of the latest book in the series, 'The Soggy, Foggy Campout.'
- Celebrate the 47th Anniversary of Moon DayCelebrate man's first moon landing today!
- Blast Off With an Excerpt of ‘Sci-Fi Junior High’Learn all about the highly anticipated new sci-fi book. Plus, see a sneak peek of the cover!
- Watch a New Behind-the-Scenes Video From Star Wars: Rogue OneThe next Star Wars movie hits theaters in less than six months. It’s not a continuation of The Force Awakens, but instead it’s a prequel to A New Hope. That’s right, this movie takes us back to the time of the construction of the original Death Star, and shows us how the Rebels stole the plans for the massive weapon. The next Star Wars movie hits theaters in less than six months. It’s not a continuation of The Force Awakens, but instead it’s a prequel to A New Hope. That’s right, this movie takes us back to the time of the construction of the original Death Star, and shows us how the Rebels stole the plans for the massive weapon. Check out the newest video below:
Love books? This is the right place. Get chances to win free books, the latest info on cool new books and pretty much anything else related to – wait for it … BOOKS! The Book Zone is ruled by Boys’ Life Senior Editor Paula Murphey.
- Check Out BL’s Exclusive Reveal of the New Lego Ninjago: Dark Island TrilogySee our exclusive cover reveal. Plus, check out an excerpt from Book One of the new trilogy.
- BL Fiction: ‘Home of the Brave’ by Eric A. KimmelRockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air ... Young Adam is witness to one of the most important moments in our country's history.
- Participate In This Cool Summer Reading Challenge From ScholasticOne of the best things about summer is that there’s more time for reading cool books. Without the stress of school and homework, you can finally focus on catching up on some of those books you’ve been meaning to get to all year. Now, summertime reading is even more fun. Scholastic has recently launched a cool summer reading contest that challenges you to log as many minutes of reading you possibly can. You can pick any book you want. If you need help, Scholastic has created an age appropriate reading list that will help you choose the perfect book. Scroll down to look through the list for yourself Download (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Must Read This Week: ‘Doodle Adventures: Slimy Space Slugs’Plus, browse an actual excerpt from the hilarious adventure book.
- Try These Five Books During ‘Get Caught Reading’ MonthMay is Get Caught Reading Month. Here are a few cool books to get you started.
The Scouting Around blog is your source for Scouting news. Get ideas for your troop by reading about Scouting activities across the country. Biking in Buffalo? Caving in California? Fishing in Florida? Mountain climbing in Montana? Shooting in South Carolina? It’s all in Scouting Around.
Love fishing? Want to learn how to catch more fish? Check out Boys’ Life‘s ultimate fishing blog for tips, tricks and expert advice.
- Fishing the SummitWhether you’re headed to jamboree next summer, or on any trip to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you owe it to yourself to try a little fishing. And that’s not just a load of hype.
- Where to find fish in a river or streamFishing pro Tom Redington reveals the best places to catch fish in a river.
- Build a fishing rod rackOrganize your fishing rods by building this simple wooden rack.
- Fishing gear buying guideThe Gear Guy brings you some of the best new rods, reels and other fishing tackle.
- Best bait or lures to use in streams and small riversVideo Tips: Look for bait or lures that look like minnows, crawdads or insects.
Stuck in a tough spot? Can’t figure out how to get past a monster? Just looking for an easier way? The Games Guru has the answers you need to succeed in your favorite video games.
Not sure which gear to buy? Need tips for maintaining your equipment? Just send in your questions for the Gear Guy to answer.
Wilderness first aid expert “Dr. K” explains how to be prepared for medical emergencies that can occur in the outdoors where resources run thin and accidents are sure to happen.