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October’s suggested program theme is Science

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.

Cool car experience for Atlanta Scouts

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.

Webelos Scout treks five days in India

Doshi10Sohil 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.

Bringing Scouting to the differently abled

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.

Scouts save elderly man during hike

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.

Explore the Lewis and Clark route

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.


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.

Eagle Scout project idea: Clean up a creek!

ParkerNasmanFor 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.

How to cook deep-fried Oreos

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.

Folding flags for Special Forces

DevinProckCollecting flags, folding them and sending them overseas to members of our Special Forces was a natural fit for this Scout's service project.

Signs, Signals and Codes

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.

Boy Scout Saves a Life; Gets on TV

EmeryBensonEmery Benson, a Scout from Maryville, Tennessee, was recently featured on The Meredith Vieira Show, one of TV's most popular daytime talk shows. Emery earned an Honor Medal for pulling one of his friends from the rapidly moving waters of a creek in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Boys’ Life Earns Parents’ Choice Magazine Award

JanCoverFor more than 35 years, the Parents' Choice Foundation has been helping parents find quality products for their kids. And for the third consecutive year, Boys' Life has earned a coveted Parents' Choice Approved Award.

Cub Scout Keeps Cool When Dad Is Injured

JakePritchardJake Pritchard didn't panic when his dad fell and seriously injured his head during a rappelling trip to Putah Creek State Wildlife Area. Instead, the boy kept calm and called 911, and now his father -- though seriously injured -- is recovering at a hospital.