Triple-digit temps are perfectly manageable on a hot kayaking trek down the cool Colorado.
Summer is glorious. Summer at one of these 8 awesome Scout camps? Even glorious-er.
VIDEO: See how logs from a sustainable forest become kits for your Pinewood Derby car.
Test your limits by climbing straight up a wall of ice.
A former NASA engineer explains how you can use science to succeed at your next pinewood derby.
Sandpaper and paint can turn a block of wood into a sleek pinewood derby racer that looks as smooth as steel.
Wow your friends with a delectable pie made in your Dutch oven.
Fire up the coals and bake this delicious stuffing for a hungry crowd.
Break out your Dutch oven and roast a turkey over coals using this delicious recipe.
This delicious side dish will compliment your Dutch-oven dinner menu.
Make a barometer to give you a heads-up about weather conditions.
This healthy — yet sweet — Dutch oven treat will reward you with baked apple goodness.
Start your day with this tasty casserole that serves a crowd.
Pizza on a campout? You bet.
Some animals are natural artistic engineers.
This delicious and easy Dutch-oven lasagna will feed a crowd at your next campout.
Bake a delicious Dutch-oven dessert at your next campout using this step-by-step recipe.
Gear Guy brings you 9 water filtration options to quench your thirst while keeping you safe and healthy.
Here are six fun sports you might not know are in the Summer Olympics.
Every Olympics creates inspiring stories. Watch these 10 memorable moments in U.S. Summer Olympics history.
Does the mailburro have what it takes to be a competitive eater in this video?
On a Sea Scout long cruise, everybody has a job to do. At the top of the list: Get along.
Watch exciting videos of harbor pilots in action.
Lead game designer Fumito Ueda talks to the Games Guru about one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year.
To create an adjustable loop for staking out guy lines, use the taut-line hitch.
Use two half hitches to tie a rope to a tree, ring or dock.
The timber hitch is the perfect knot to use for dragging a log across the ground.
The clove hitch is used to begin and end many lashings. Here's how to tie it.
Here's how to use the sheet bend knot to tie together two ropes of the same or different diameters.
The bowline is useful for tying a rope around your waist or around someone requiring rescue. Here's how to tie one.
With near-endless options at Scout summer camps, you’re in for a week of “can’t-wait-to-tell-my-friends” fun.
Three ascents, each tougher than the last, test climbers physically and mentally.
Learn how to do four magic tricks with the help of our video tutorials.
What should you include in your first-aid kit? Be prepared with advice and checklists to help you get the best first-aid kit for your next adventure.
Camp saws are helpful for cutting firewood or clearing trails. Here's how to properly use one.
A couple of feet of ice and temps in the teens can't stop these Venturers from scuba diving.
Foley artists create the sounds that bring movies to life.
Learn to draw a bear from an Oscar-nominated animator who worked on the Brother Bear movie.
Here's how to properly honor and respect the flag of the United States.
A pocketknife is only useful if you keep it sharp. Here's how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone.
VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.
Pedro the Giftburro spreading joy around the Boys' Life office.
The Snow Base program at Wisconsin's Tomahawk Scout Reservation teaches Scouts the ins and outs of dog sledding.
A guide to picking the best clothing and gear for cold winter weather.
World-class pumpkin carver Farmer Mike shows you how to carve a creative jack-o'-lantern.
Watch as an expert demonstrates how to do five yo-yo tricks.
The Boys' Life Mailburro daydreams about what it would be like to play the bagpipes.
We got the chance to test out one of the new Star Wars BB-8 toys, and made some fun videos of the process.
Pedro experiments with Alfalfa Cola and
Pedro experiments with a baking soda volcano. It didn't quite work out as planned.