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Heads Up

Brought to you by Clay Swartz, associate editor of Boys’ Life magazine, Heads Up is your one-stop destination for the coolest stuff from around the globe. Plus there will be plenty of chances to win free stuff, so check in as much as possible.

  • Watch Two New Videos From Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits shelves June 28, but you won’t have to wait that long to get a peek at the game. In fact, WBIE released two new videos that shine the spotlight on Finn and Poe Dameron.Watch them below.
  • Watch Drone Wars: An Epic Star Wars Short Film
    Leave it to Star Wars fans to make one of the coolest tribute videos I’ve ever seen. From the folks at CorridorDigital, comes a one-of-a-kind Star Wars short film made entirely with drones. That’s right, the same kind you can buy at just about any toy store across the country. The result: a cool and funny video to rival just about anything else in the Star Wars universe. Check it out below:  
  • Can You Solve This Week’s Tricky Riddle?
    You approach two identical doors. Each door is guarded by identical men. One door leads to the City of Truth. The other door leads to the City of Liars. You do not know which door is which. You’re trying to go to the City of Truth. To find out which door is which, you can ask one question to one of the guards. The guard at the door leading to the City of Liars always speaks lies. The guard at the door leading to the City of Truth always speaks the truth. Which one question do you ask to find the correct door?   Stumped? See the video below for the answer:    
  • Watch the Brand-New ‘Finding Dory’ Trailer
    Finding Dory hits theaters June 17, finally bringing the highly-anticipated sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo. The movie follows Dory as she sets out to find her family, and introduces us to a whole new set of cool underwater characters. (Don’t worry, Nemo and Marlin are still involved!) Watch the new Finding Dory trailer below.
  • These New Logic Puzzles Are Deceptively Easy
    Try these 3 fun logic puzzles. Once you have the answer, type it into the comments section. Good luck!

Book Zone

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.

  • 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’ Month
    May is Get Caught Reading Month. Here are a few cool books to get you started.
  • New BL Fiction: Kori and the Troll by Lou Anders
    In this epic fantasy short story, sometimes a stout heart is better than a sharp sword.
  • Vote For Your Favorite Book Series in BL’s Book Bracket
    We have a winner! Was it Harry Potter or Percy Jackson? Click through to find out.
  • Watch the Latest Trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
    The Wizarding World is coming to America! That’s right, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Nov. 18) will bring magic to the United States in an epic story of witches, wizards and even some Harry Potter backstory. Here’s what you can expect:  Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), for a meeting with an important official. At this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations. The mistake has a devastating effect on the state of Wizarding/No-Maj (the American term for a non-magical person) relations in New York City’s community of wizards and witches in 1926, which is already in a dangerous place, due to the threatening presence of the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organization dedicated to the eradication of wizard-kind. Newt battles to correct the mistake, and the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples (Muggles).

Scouting Around

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.


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Games Guru Q&A

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.

Ask the Gear Guy

Not sure which gear to buy? Need tips for maintaining your equipment? Just send in your questions for the Gear Guy to answer.

boonDOCS: Wilderness First Aid Q&A

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.