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- This Lego Death Star Time-Lapse Video Is AwesomeLego’s Star Wars kits are fun, but they’re a ton of work, too. That’s why it’s sometimes nice to sit back and watch someone else do all the work. Lego superstar Bar Van Dijkwent did
- Tour This Incredible Lego Baseball FieldGo inside one of the most detailed Lego creations ever, Clutchers Field: an incredibly detailed baseball stadium made completely of Legos. It’s complete with bullpen carts, escalator, a double-decker grandstand and lots of fans. Check
- Ever Wondered Why Barns Are Red?Hint: It's not because farmers all love the same color.
- Did Scientists Actually Discover a Real-Life Unicorn?Scientists in Siberia recently discovered the fossilized skull of a 30,000-year-old Elasmotherium sibiricum, a giant horse-like animal that had a massive horn growing from the center of its head. If you’re thinking it sounds a
- Watch Footage of an Early Wright Brothers FlightOn Dec. 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright became the first humans to achieve powered flight. Their first flight, piloted by Orville, lasted 12 seconds, traveled 120 feet and topped out at less than 7
Love books? This is the right place. Get chances to win free books, the latest info on cool new books and pretty much anything else related to – wait for it … BOOKS! The Book Zone is ruled by Boys’ Life Senior Editor Paula Murphey.
- Read This Excerpt of ‘Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas’Looking for an exciting, adventurous new read?
- 100 Books Every Boy Should ReadBoys' Life has provided 100 years of great reading. Here are 100 books that every guy should read.
- BL’s Exclusive Reveal of Lego Ninjago: Dark Island TrilogySee our exclusive cover reveal. Plus, check out an excerpt from Book One of the new trilogy.
- BL Fiction: ‘Home of the Brave’ by Eric A. KimmelRockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air ... Young Adam is witness to one of the most important moments in our country's history.
- Participate In This Cool Summer Reading ChallengeOne of the best things about summer is that there’s more time for reading cool books. Without the stress of school and homework, you can finally focus on catching up on some of those books you’ve been meaning to get to all year. Now, summertime reading is even more fun. Scholastic has recently launched a cool summer reading contest that challenges you to log as many minutes of reading you possibly can. You can pick any book you want. If you need help, Scholastic has created an age appropriate reading list that will help you choose the perfect book. Scroll down to look through the list for yourself Download (PDF, 1.5MB)
The Scouting Around blog is your source for Scouting news. Get ideas for your troop by reading about Scouting activities across the country. Biking in Buffalo? Caving in California? Fishing in Florida? Mountain climbing in Montana? Shooting in South Carolina? It’s all in Scouting Around.
- A Position of Responsibility Will Help You Earn Your Next Scout Rank
- Scouts Chase Adventure and Elusive Trout in Rocky Mountain National Park
- Five Easy Tips for Planning a Successful Scout Event
- Scouts Go Intergalactic for This Star Wars Camporee
- Scouts Take to the Water for the Great Lakes Sailing Adventure
Love fishing? Want to learn how to catch more fish? Check out Boys’ Life‘s ultimate fishing blog for tips, tricks and expert advice.
- Name That Fish QuizCan you identify these popular freshwater ichthyoids?
- What Are Those Things?Power Poles are a recent innovation that most fishing pros use to silently anchor our boats in place. Here's how they work.
- Bonus Fish in WinterIf you like catching great big fish -- and having a lot of peace and quiet while doing it -- fishing on a cold winter day can be the perfect cure for cabin fever.
- 8 Fishing Knots to KnowCan you imagine going fishing without knowing how to tie an improved clinch knot? Or a double surgeon's loop? Neither can we.
- How to Make the Most of a Rainy DayIf you like fishing enough, you’ll eventually end up on the water when it’s raining.
Stuck in a tough spot? Can’t figure out how to get past a monster? Just looking for an easier way? The Games Guru has the answers you need to succeed in your favorite video games.
Not sure which gear to buy? Need tips for maintaining your equipment? Just send in your questions for the Gear Guy to answer.
Wilderness first aid expert “Dr. K” explains how to be prepared for medical emergencies that can occur in the outdoors where resources run thin and accidents are sure to happen.