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How to skip rocks

A stone-skipping expert shares his tips to help you successfully skip rocks.

How to draw funny caricatures

Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and get ready to learn how to give your friends a few yucks and chuckles. This is a lesson in how to draw caricatures.

How to cook some goofy grub

We scoured the Internet for these six strange recipes and oddball cooking methods. Then we challenged a Scout troop to try them out.

How to cook camping doughnuts

Like most food, doughnuts taste even better when you're camping. Here's a simple recipe to cook fresh doughnuts on your next outing.

How to snag a baseball

baseball-200×148.jpgHow often have you gone to a baseball game hoping to catch a ball that goes into the stands? Here are five tips to help improve your odds of success.

100 movies for boys

The first movie appeared just a few years before the first issue of Boys' Life. Since then, there have been a lot of great ones. Here are 100 movies that every guy should see.

100 Books for Boys

Boys' Life has provided 100 years of great reading. Here are 100 other titles that every guy should read.

100 cool Pinewood Derby car photos of 2010

derby-200x148Looking for pinewood derby design ideas? Browse our photos of more than 100 amazing pinewood derby cars uploaded by Boys' Life readers in 2010. Is yours better? Send us a pic!

10 tips to become a chess champ

Chess champ Jonathan Hilton started beating adults regularly about two months after he started playing. Here are some of his secrets.

How to start a hydroponic garden

Plants don't need soil as long as they have five things: food, water, light, air and support. You can provide all five in a hydroponic garden. Here's how to create your own.

Catch a snowflake and keep it forever

snow-job_main.jpgSnowflakes are among nature's most beautiful and short-lived creations. Yet there is a way to preserve these fragile wonders to study or admire them anytime you wish.