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Cool Jobs: Circus Clown

Being a clown isn’t all fun and games. A lot of hard work goes into filling the circus with laughter.

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.

Cool Jobs: Volcanologist

Most people flee from erupting volcanoes because they’re big and loud and dangerous. But when a volcano blows its top anywhere in Alaska, Game McGimsey can’t wait to

21 funny summer vacation jokes

Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer with these 21 funny summer vacation jokes sent to us by Boys' Life readers.

20 funny baseball jokes

You'll hit a humor home run with these funny baseball jokes sent in by Boys' Life readers. Do you know a funny joke?

Animation merit badge

In this new merit badge, you'll learn to create animations, how animation is used and fun career opportunities in animation.

Learn Guitar from a Pro

Do you want to learn how to be a rockstar? Learning to play guitar requires a lot of practice, but getting lessons from a professional teacher can help get you there faster.

20 funny Mother’s Day jokes

Make your mom laugh out loud with these funny Mother's Day jokes. Hint: They'd be great inside that homemade card that you're not going to forget to make for her!

BL FICTION: A House Divided

The Civil War has yet again arrived at his family's doorstep, and Johnny McLean is a witness to history in this short story by Michael P. Spradlin.

10 funny St. Patrick’s Day jokes

stpatjokes-200x148Even if you remember to wear green on March 17, you'll still get a "pinch" of humor with these funny St. Patrick's Day jokes submitted by Boys' Life readers.

Reaching for the Summit

Take a virtual ride on the Big Zip and explore 360-degree panoramas of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in this interactive map.

Homemade Gift Ideas

Homemade Gift IdeasLooking for a unique gift for mom, dad or anyone special in your life? Check out homemade gift ideas in the BL Workshop.

The Secret of Grady House

shortstory-promoLittle does Evan Forrester know, but the spooky old Grady house holds the secret to his future. Read the latest fiction from the pages of Boys' Life.

Scouts help raise puppy to become a guide dog

puppy-200x148For almost one year, Life Scout Quinn Schneider and his family had a black Lab puppy named Kajsa. They helped to raise her and train her to become a guide dog and help others. Then they had to say goodbye.

Canoeing through Bowron Lake Provincial Park

bowron-promoSee photos of Troop 136's canoeing trek through Canada's Bowron Lake Provincial Park, where they found majestic mountains, remarkable rivers and lovely lakes. And plenty of paddling.

Photos of 40-mile backpacking trek through the Wallowa Mountains

wallowa-promoTroop 224 from Sherwood, Ore., trekked more than 40 miles through the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon. Along the way, they survived one of the most difficult descents in the Pacific Northwest, swam in a pristine mountain lake and made it to the summit of Eagle Cap peak.
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