Should you add weight to the back of your Pinewood Derby car or to the front? Here's what we know about that age-old question.
Use duct tape to make a handy wallet that will last for years.
This simple magic trick is all about storytelling -- and a little sleight of hand. Learn how to do it with our step-by-step video.
Here's how to lash together a small camp table to provide a convenient raised surface.
Check out these pictures of cool Pinewood Derby car designs sent to us by Boys' Life readers.
Need ideas for your Pinewood Derby car design? Here are images of some of the coolest Pinewood Derby car designs of 2017.
Learn how to make a flipbook animation and easily bind it into your own animated picture book.
This indestructible PVC tube will keep your treasures safe for years.
This wash station is sturdy, portable and very useful when camping away from washroom facilities.
Sandpaper and paint can turn a block of wood into a sleek Pinewood Derby car that looks as smooth as steel.
Use this handy template to sketch out your Pinewood Derby car's design before you start cutting.
When the race is over, enter the winner's circle by building this display for your Pinewood Derby car.
Collect nitro boosts as you race your car on nine challenging courses in Pedro's Nitro Derby.
Race rules provide guidance and create a fair race for everyone. Make sure you know your pack's rules before you start building.
Keep your smartphone steady and at the ready to take videos and photos on the trail -- or anywhere else.
Your eyes can play tricks on you. See if you can figure out these awesome optical illusions.
Recycle empty plastic bottles and jugs and turn them into fun and useful projects.
With a tin can and paper clips, you can make a mini disc-golf basket.
Grab a pencil (NOT a pen!) and let's learn how to draw a cat! Here's how.
A world-famous ventriloquist shares the secrets of how to do ventriloquism.
Spiders can make fascinating pets. Here are a few steps to get you started keeping spiders.
Make a variable-pitch whistle that you can use to signal, play a tune or just show off your carving skills.
Simple slime is made of glue and borax. Here's how to make your own batch of stretchy slime.
This fun project can help keep backyard birds fed during the winter.
"Good Old Raisins and Peanuts" are just the start of a perfect trail mix.
This rustic plaque is a perfect way to identify your pack or troop's unit number.
Here's how to make some yummy, homemade treats that your dog will love.
Make camp cooking easier and more convenient with this portable kitchen box.
Safely view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse with this shoebox solar viewer.
This easy-to-make shelter provides solitary bees with a warm, dry place to nest.
Your books will appear to be magically floating on the wall when you make this fun, invisible bookshelf.
You don’t need four burners and a gas line to make some great-tasting trail food.
There's no reason to mess with this classic camping dessert. But if you're feeling adventurous, here are 10 tasty S'more variations.
Writing secret messages is easy with this cipher wheel. It scrambles the alphabet so nobody can read your message.
It might seem like magic, but all you're doing is collecting salt crystals from evaporated salt water. (It's still cool!)
Show off your patches and other stuff on this rustic “hide rack” display.
Everybody has their own style, but here are some tips that will help you take the best videos.
This stylish tea light candle holder makes a great gift.
You can make this fun wooden dispenser for jelly beans, gumballs or any other hard candy that will fit in it.
Some animals have amazing natural camouflage. Can you find where they're hiding?
Most altitude records for kite flying are held by box kites. Here's how to make a high-flying box kite with easy-to-find materials.
Snag the big one with this DIY fishing lure.
Summer is for outside, and these fun games are just the things to get you out there.
Chess grandmaster and Eagle Scout Kayden Troff shares his nine tips to become a better player.
Challenge your friends on this awesome DIY chess set.
Make history when you make an arrow the way Native-Americans did long ago.
Challenge your friends and family with this giant version of a classic game.
Here are some of the best Pinewood Derby cars of 2016 sent in by Boys' Life readers.
Add a touch of nature to your USB drive with this DIY case.
This easy-to-build training gear will prepare you for rocky trails.