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.
'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.
For almost one year, Life Scout Quinn Schneider and his family had a black Lab puppy named Kajsa. They helped to raise her and train her to become a guide dog and help others. Then they had to say goodbye.
Watch as Eagle Scout Jon Almquist, who works for national outdoors retailer REI, shows you how to fit a backpack in this exclusive
See photos of Troop 136's canoeing trek through Canada's Bowron Lake Provincial Park, where they found majestic mountains, remarkable rivers and lovely lakes. And plenty of paddling.
The Scout Brigade at Fort George features thousands of Scouts from both countries honoring those who fought in the War of 1812 and to also celebrate the centuries of peace that have followed.
Here's the lowdown from an expert caver on the best places to get started caving.
Lush forests, barren lands and plenty of nerve-wracking climbs made for a memorable hike on the most famous volcano in the United States.
Step-by-step videos to help you learn to tie a bowline, clove hitch, diagonal lashing and other useful knots and lashings.
VIDEO: Three easy ways to treat water so it's safe to drink.
VIDEO: The moon can tell you where the sun is, and once you know the sun's position, you can use your watch to find north.
VIDEO: Important tips to help keep you safe from bears on your next camping or backpacking trip.
VIDEO: Boots are one of the most important pieces of gear you'll take on the trail. A worn-out pair can make you miserable. So take care of your footwear, and it'll take care of you.