The Scouts from Troop 2012 in Dallas, Texas, aren’t in a real emergency. They’ve gone camping in the East Texas wilderness.
Eagle Scout Brandon Lawrence, from Troop 605 in Henderson, North Carolina, just earned his 141st merit badge.
Here's how to get fit with your friends -- and have fun while you're at it.
By Aaron Derr Photographs by Tim Matsui Just as there are different kinds of hiking, there are different kinds of snowmobiling. Some sledheads are in it for the steep climbs.
Get trained, suit up and go swimming with one of the Earth’s coolest creatures. By Aaron Derr The whale shark is one of the coolest animals in the world. It is the
Test your limits by climbing straight up a wall of ice.
The race cars at the NASCAR Hall of Fame are some of the fastest ever. The Pinewood Derby cars are not too shabby, either.
It started when Parker Schmidt was a Webelos Scout and it hasn't slowed down since.
Prepare yourselves as Pedro interviews BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh.
There are unlimited ways to serve. Here are some ideas to get you started.
The Exploring program gives you a behind-the-scenes view of a career that could be right for you.
Sailing is tricky. But once you get the hang of it, there are few things cooler than cruising across the water, powered only by the wind blowing against your sails.
By Aaron Derr Photographs by W. Garth Dowling When you are a Boy Scout, you will get to do all kinds of amazing things on the water. Things like sailing, kayaking and
Whether you’re headed to jamboree next summer, or on any trip to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you owe it to yourself to try a little fishing. And that’s not just a load of hype.
On a Sea Scout long cruise, everybody has a job to do. At the top of the list: Get along.
Jamboree tradition lets participants report on the fun goings-on for the benefit of their friends, family and community back home.
How we go to the bathroom in the backcountry is important. Assuming there are no existing facilities, you have two choices: Use a cathole or pack it out.
Not only is good fitness essential to many of the most fun Scout activities, it’s also a major contributor to a long, healthy life.
They journeyed by train for thousands of miles to two national parks and a whole new world.
Those fishhooks are sharp. If one gets stuck in your skin, here's how to remove it.
From streams to rivers to lakes, you can fish it all at fish camp.
The Jamboree Band will provide music for ceremonies, events and shows throughout the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. But first, they need to find the right musicians.
When you’re rappelling or rock climbing, you have a team on your side to keep you safe.
When you go on a Scout trip — whether it’s hiking, camping or something else — you’re making memories. Consider keeping a journal of your Scout outings that will keep those memories fresh for years to come.
When the Baltimore Area Council tried to develop a STEM camp they knew just whom to ask: the guys in Troop 944 in Baltimore, Maryland.
You can't conquer Half Dome halfheartedly.
A Scout is Helpful: After a horrifying disaster on Mount Everest, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout steps up and saves lives.
Boy Scout Troop 100 from Tucson, Arizona, is participating in a cool service project: using a 3-D printer to create parts for prosthetic hands, then assembling them for those in need.
With near-endless options at Scout summer camps, you’re in for a week of “can’t-wait-to-tell-my-friends” fun.
You’re automatically a citizen of the country in which you were born. But that doesn't automatically make you a good citizen.
Three ascents, each tougher than the last, test climbers physically and mentally.
Troop 118 from Glendale, California, didn’t visit just one national park for their big summer trip last year. When Troop 118 traveled, they went big-time.
When Ben Linkous, an Eagle Scout from Troop 417 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, participated in the Eco-Adventure program at Florida Sea Base, he was amazed at the fish, coral and other marine life that he saw.
Just because a lake is frozen, it doesn’t mean there aren’t fish to catch.
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.
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.