Gear Guy brings you 9 water filtration options to quench your thirst while keeping you safe and healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch video tips from a young golfer who has played with the pros.
You can make biking easier, safer and more fun with these video tips and tricks from bicycling experts.
Pedro tells the story, but you twist the plot in our new interactive adventure.
Pedro wants to be a tennis star, and has begun his training. How well do you think that went? Special thanks to the Arlington Tennis Center for use of the
Members of Arizona's Troop 818 climb, rappel, squeeze, scramble, wade and swim their way through three of Zion National Park’s famed twisty-turny canyons.
Listen in on BL's interview with the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, the Grammy-winning band behind hits like “Radioactive,” “It’s Time” and “I Bet My Life.”
Learn some basic skateboarding techniques from a world record-holding skater.
Jump into one of the world's most exciting -- and challenging -- environments at Louisiana's Swamp Base.
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.
Beast Feast, held every Monday night during summer camp at Cole Canoe Base in Michigan, is billed as the largest outdoor cooking demonstration in Scouting. And they’re not kidding.
What’s going on in this video? What are those puppies doing, and what are they thinking? Write your funniest caption for this video and we’ll post it for everyone to read.
Videos of some of the sled dogs that make up Matt Failor's team, and take a tour of his sled.
Take a virtual ride on the Big Zip and explore 360-degree panoramas of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in this interactive map.
Listen to BL
's interview with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about what it takes to have a career in science.
Pioneering skills and other Scouting thrills are on display at the Philadelphia Encampment.
Here are tips for how to avoid getting blisters and how to treat them.
Go behind the scenes of one of the most popular sections in Boys' Life: Scouts in Action.