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- Read This Excerpt From ‘The Unflushables’Read an excerpt — and see the cover — from 'The Unflushables' by Ron Bates is one super-novel.
- Saying Goodbye To NASA’s Cassini SpacecraftThe final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s epic 20-year mission is finally over. The spacecraft plunged into Saturn Sept. 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space. Cassini’s plunge brings
- Can You Spot The Hidden Animal?Can you find the hidden animals in these nature photos?
- Check Out This Massive Solar System ModelIt’s easy to forget just how impossible massive our solar system is. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to accurately portray the solar system to scale. For example, the illustration below is wildly inaccurate. Sure, it’s
- These Self-Driving Semis Are Coming SoonSelf-driving semi-trucks may soon be zooming past you on American roads.
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.
- Read This Excerpt of ‘Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas’Looking for an exciting, adventurous new read?
- 100 Books Every Boy Should ReadBoys' Life has provided 100 years of great reading. Here are 100 books that every guy should read.
- BL’s Exclusive Reveal of 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 ChallengeOne 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)
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.
- 8 Fishing Knots to KnowCan you imagine going fishing without knowing how to tie an improved clinch knot? Or a double surgeon's loop? Neither can we.
- How to Make the Most of a Rainy DayIf you like fishing enough, you’ll eventually end up on the water when it’s raining.
- Terminal Tackle StorageThe No. 1 key to fishing tackle organization is your tackle box.
- A Bass Angler’s Tackle Box: BuzzbaitsA buzzbait is a unique wire-frame topwater lure that many professional anglers consider to be highly effective for drawing strikes from the largest bass around.
- Choosing the Appropriate Fishing LineThere used to just be one choice: monofilament. Now there’s three different categories of fishing line. So which should you use?
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.