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.
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.
Which icons do you think best illustrate each point of the Scout Law?
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.
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.
Take an interactive tour of Scouting history sites in our nation's capital.
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.
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.
“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.
Boy Scout Andrew Morris knew just what to do when local farmers were having bug problems: Bring in the bats.
Emery 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.
Food pantries exist to help those who aren't fortunate enough to know where their next meal will come from. But who helps the food pantries?
For 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.
Since you're part of Scouting, you probably have some opinions, one way or the other, on the programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Here's your chance to make them heard.