Inside the December 2011 issue


Here’s what you’ll find inside the December 2011 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are exclusive to the printed magazine and are not available online.

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On the December cover


FICTION. His folks gone, Matt heads west to live with relatives, hoping to make the best of a sad situation. But who knew this would happen?

This month’s other features


Celebrating our past, one colorful month at a time.

Vote for your favorite December cover



Idaho Scouts stand up to chilly, wet conditions and thrive at their winter survival camp.

How to build a safe, dependable igloo

Gear checklist for a cold-weather outing



To close out our 100th birthday year, here’s a peek at projects past.

Visit the BL Workshop for project plans

Only in our Boy Scout edition


Model making, the art of creating smaller or larger copies of actual objects, isn’t just a fun hobby. It’s also a skill used in industries like film and architecture.

Visit the Scouting Around blog



New York Scouts discover the secret ingredient to make their annual Klondike derby different.

The winning Spam recipe plus Spam haikus



Saving and spending can be easy if you follow a few simple tips.

Only in our Cub Scout edition


A Scout and his dad spend six months hiking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.

Listen to portions of BL‘s interview with Cameron Pendleton



Read it! Color it! Get it all in this special Cub Scout section.

Can you identify these animal tracks?


Click here to see all the links featured in the December issue of Boys’ Life!

And more!

Look for the regular score of comics, jokes, games, Scouts in Action, Tradin’ Post and more! Only in the December issue of Boys’ Life!

The Wacky Adventures of Pedro

Pee Wee Harris Looks at Hobbies


Comments about “Inside the December 2011 issue”

  1. mistro says:

    i like the contest.

  2. tooBad says:

    best book i ever read

  3. Anonymous says:

    the video game section said that the 3ds has dropped to $90 but when i looked it up it said it was still $170 why is this?

  4. Anonymous says:

    My son saw an advertisement about an ant farm. It shines a light on the ceiling and you can see the activity of the ants.

    Can you help me??? I lost the magazine (in the past 3 months).


  5. Gene says:

    Loved the cover and the Christmas Gifts story, thanks.

  6. Ev says:

    I have seen the boys life magazine at the library. I would realy like to subscribe. Love each months issue the library has. Again realy love the magazine not to menchin the website.

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