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Canyoneering with Arizona’s Troop 818

Justin Smith was looking down —  a long way down. Over the previous two days, Justin, 15, and five other members of Troop 818 from Scottsdale, Arizona, had climbed,

Animation merit badge

In this brand-new 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.

3 Mexican-inspired Dutch oven recipes

Enjoy a taste of Mexico on your next campout with these three tasty Dutch Oven recipes. EASY ENCHILADAS A winning recipe in the Scouting and Boys’ Life magazines’ Campout

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

Walter Sterling is about to take off. Sitting in a harness at the top of a giant hill, all he can see ahead of him is foggy air and the zip line that will take him down the

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.

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?

6 funny pirate jokes

pirate-promoYour mateys will yo ho ho with these funny pirate jokes sent in by Boys' Life readers.

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.

20 funny jokes for Father’s Day

dadjokes-200x148Want to give your dad something funny for Father's Day? Why not tell him a joke. Here are 20 great jokes about dads sent in by Boys' Life readers.

Trick Casting with Tom Redington

fishing-promoAfter making millions of casts in a lifetime, fishing pros like Tom Redington can get pretty precise with their casts. Check out some of Tom’s awesome trick shots in this video.

Photos of winter activities at Camp Wilderness

Last February, more than 250 Scouts participated in a search-and-rescue training session at Camp Wilderness, the Northern Lights Council's 2,400-acre wooded campground in Minnesota's Paul Bunyon State Forest.

Olympic mascots through the years

mascots-promoSince 1968, it has been a tradition to have a mascot for each of the Olympic games. Take a peek at our photo gallery and then tell us your favorites.
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