Venturers from the Lone Star State take significant steps toward earning the Ranger Award during a week at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch in north Texas.
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.
Need to know what you need to bring on your next trip? Here are gear checklists and expert tips for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
The best-known snow shelter is the igloo. A brilliant use of engineering and resources, this simple dome made out of snow blocks is both strong and versatile.
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
If you curve some aluminum foil just right, you can cook hot dogs with the sun's heat.
Got some free time during a camp-out? Don't hide in your tent. Get out and play!
Want a natural nightlight? Catch some fireflies and make a firefly lantern. Here's how.
The key to a smooth hike: setting the right pace. Here's how to find it.
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.
Here are a few tips for ensuring the fish you catch have the best chance of survival.
Looking for a unique and fun way to cook for your troop? Do what this North Carolina troop does: Cook in a mailbox.
By exploring a historical trail, hikers can follow in the footsteps of the trailblazers who carved their own paths through the American wilderness.
When climbing or rappelling, it's very important for the person on the rock to communicate well with his belayer. To do this, they use "calls." Here are some of the generally accepted signals for belaying climbers and rappellers.
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
A quinzee is a simple shelter made by hollowing out a big pile of snow. They can take several hours to build, but are an effective way to stay warm when camping in the winter. Here's how to build one.
Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.
Sometimes a rock's just a rock ... and sometimes it's a fossil. How can you tell the difference?