With only some basic knowledge and inexpensive gear, you can have a safe, fun outdoors experience in even the coldest weather.
Even in a survival situation, you should build a fire in a way that does not put the environment or yourself at risk.
It’s not easy to become a Navy SEAL. When Scouts from Troop 7 in Modesto, California, participate in the Navy SEAL Challenge, they get a taste of what that it takes.
At Philmont Scout Ranch's staffed backcountry camps, you don't just learn about history. You live it.
A couple of feet of ice and temps in the teens can't stop these Venturers from scuba diving.
The Snow Base program at Wisconsin's Tomahawk Scout Reservation teaches Scouts the ins and outs of dog sledding.
Explore the rugged high country of northern New Mexico at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Did your favorite candy bar make our list?
Learn more about science, technology, engineering and math by working on one of the BSA’s Nova awards.
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.
If you want to be a mechanic for Porsche, you have to get trained at the Porsche Cars North America headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re a Scout, you can work on the Automotive Maintenance merit badge at the same facility with the same professionally trained instructors.
At the Three Fires Council STEM-O-Rama, Scouts got the chance to try their hands at more than 100 exhibits and demonstrations during a daylong event in St. Charles, Illinois.
Sohil Doshi, a 10-year-old Webelos Scout from Pack 462 in Sunnyvale, California, spent five days with his family this summer hiking in Markha Valley through the Himalayan region of India.
Troop 6 of Knoxville, Tennessee, is the longest continuously-chartered troop in its council, and one of the oldest troops in the United States.
We want to see your amazing patrol, den, pack or troop flag creations and share them with the world.
The Summit Bechtel Reserve can provide a great experience for Scouts. But last weekend, it was all about our veterans.
Troop 85 in Asheville, North Carolina, is devoted to developmentally and physically challenged Scouts. At the same time, they're just regular Scouts doing what Scouts do -- camping, archery, rifle shooting, swimming, fire starting, and more.
When the Scouts from Troop 301 in Anderson, Indiana, came across an elderly man suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, they knew exactly what to do.
There are a number of interesting places for visitors to explore along the Lewis and Clark route. Take a look at some of them in this interactive map.
Members of Arizona's Troop 818 climb, rappel, squeeze, scramble, wade and swim their way through three of Zion National Park’s famed twisty-turny canyons.
In Animation merit badge you’ll learn how to create animations, the ways in which animation is used and the fun and exciting career opportunities in animation.
Fishing is a big part of most every program at Florida Sea Base, and it is an experience not to be missed.
Scouts participate in Civil War reenactments, a historical trail hike, rock climbing and a Cub Scout activity area.
Scout organizes giant weed-pulling project to combat Italian thistle, which was colonizing large areas near his community.
For his Eagle project, this Florida Boy Scout is aiming to clean up a local waterway that has become so clogged with fallen trees and other debris that it's difficult for canoeists to paddle through.
Jump into one of the world's most exciting -- and challenging -- environments at Louisiana's Swamp Base.
Thomas O'Gorman has come up with a great idea for an Eagle Scout project: installing flag poles in front of the homes of Wounded Warriors.
Illinois Scouts are lending a helping hand after a powerful tornado devastated a nearby town.
At Northern Tier, we only had to paddle a few miles until we arrived at some of the best fishing in the world.
Boy Scout Hunter Jackson organized a team of volunteers to help restore the landscape after a wildfire.
Scouts across the country can earn a patch by saluting Eagle Scout Ross Perot
A 16-year-old, Explorer from Elgin, Ill. was honored by the Elgin Police Department with a lifesaving award on March 6. High school sophomore Andrew Wilson used skills he
Beast Feast, held every Monday night during summer camp at Cole Canoe Base in Michigan, is billed as the largest outdoor cooking demonstration in Scouting. And they’re not kidding.
Collecting flags, folding them and sending them overseas to members of our Special Forces was a natural fit for this Scout's service project.
Now's the time to think about Scout summer camp. Here are some awesome ones around the country.
Believe it or not, there were ways to communicate before Facebook and text messages. The brand-new Signs, Signals and Codes merit badge covers most of them.
The Signs, Signals and Codes merit badge covers a number of the nonverbal ways we communicate: emergency signaling, Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand signals, traffic signs, secret codes and more.
“I (saw) some smoke and I said that's not good,” Jared told the local paper. Have no fear; the Boy Scouts are here.
When it comes to surviving in the wild, there's only so much you can learn from books and the classroom.
These two Webelos Scouts earned a BSA life-saving award for staying calm in the face of adversity.
In just five months, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.
The funds raised from the Christmas tree stand run by Boy Scout Troop 213 in Forest Grove, Oregon, were supposed to go back to the troop. But that was before the boys learned about Ayden Herrera.
DJ Slap Serif is delivering on the pillars of Scouting and fighting hunger one musical performance at a time.
Snowmageddon 2015 may not have been all it was expected to be, but that doesn't mean there aren't people who need help. Time to send in the Boy Scouts.
Michael Whary, a Boy Scout from Troop 120 in Elyria, Ohio, has a message for autistic children, and parents of children who have recently been diagnosed with autism.
Klondike derbies are great. You get to have fun in the snow by also learning and practicing essential Scout skills, and you get to compete against your friends and talk all kinds of smack if you win.
Take a virtual ride on the Big Zip and explore 360-degree panoramas of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in this interactive map.
The swim team at a Washington state high school is loaded with Eagle Scouts.
Looking for ideas for your Eagle Scout project? Start with what you know.