Q. I have a two-person tent that I really like, but when it rains, it leaks badly. I applied seam sealer as you had said in a previous answer, but now it's like the rain is coming through the tent itself, not the seams. I think the rain fly that came with the tent is not big enough. Can I buy another type of rain fly? I was thinking a tarp would not allow air to come through and I will get hot. Do you have any other suggestions?
How to maintain your bike
Maintaining your bike is your responsibility, both for your safety and that of the friends you ride with. Luckily, tuning up your bike isn't as hard as it might seem when you first try. Here's how to maintain some of the components on your bike.
Scout outdoor essentials checklist
Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items.
Plan and run a Klondike derby
Planning a Klondike derby is a great team-building exercise requiring leadership and decision-making skills. The best derbies incorporate traditional Scouting skills into fun competitions.
Animal track identification quiz
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
How to skip rocks
A stone skipping expert shares tips to help you successfully skip stones.
How to avoid altitude sickness
Thin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them. Submitted by Buck Tilton
Take a hike with your own walking stick
Walking sticks make hiking more fun. Next time you go hiking, step out with a personal walking stick that you made yourself.
Forms for planning a backpacking trip
Paperwork? For a backpacking trip? When it comes to backpacking, keeping good paperwork is part of Being Prepared. You’ll need a trip plan, an emergency plan and a duty roster. Download our templates below to help you get started.
Scouts compete in Winter Olympics-style biathlon
Watch as Scouts participate in the Olympic Biathlon Experience at Soldier Hollow Cross-Country Ski Resort, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic biathlon.
Emergency preparedness quiz
Whether you're on the trail or just having fun in the park, it's easy to get into trouble. Accidents happen. People don't think ahead -- or just plain don't think. Here are 12 such situations. Would you know how to handle them? Take this quiz and compare your answers to those Boys' Life got from the experts.
Build a flagpole, table or chair for your camp
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
How well do you know the Boy Scout Handbook?
Throughout your time as a Boy Scout, you're going to learn a lot of different things about a lot of different things. To test your skills, see how you do on our online quiz based on information in the Boy Scout Handbook.
Checklist for a bicycling outing
Going on a bicycling outing? Here's a checklist of gear to pack.
How to set a steady hiking pace
The key to a smooth hike: setting the right pace. Here's how to find it.
Tips to help you build a fire
Use these simple steps to build a fire at your next campout.