A former NASA engineer explains how you can use science to make the fastest car at your next Pinewood Derby.
Polishing your Pinewood Derby car's axles and wheels may be the most important factor in building a fast car.
Go ahead and play with your food to learn more about lighting, composition and photo magic.
This jar of hot chocolate mix makes the PERFECT holiday gift for everyone on your list!
Don't give up. Making plaster casts of animal tracks in snow is tricky but not impossible.
Experiment with lighting, angles and a camera to set up fun photo shoots and create a little bit of photo magic.
This simple one-chamber roost will give those beneficial bug-eaters a much-needed boost! Here's how to build a bat house.
Solving a Rubik's Cube takes patience, practice and plenty of trial and error. Here's how to do it.
Making paper airplanes is tough, but BL is here to help. These three videos will make your next paper airplane fly far.
The goal is to capture the other team's flag and bring it back to your side.
Here's how to build a complex contraption that uses a chain reaction to perform a simple task.
Birdwatching can be a fun pastime. All you need are binoculars and a bird guide to start.
A drying rack is perfect for hanging wet clothes or towels during a long-term campout. Here's how to build it.
Is there anything you can’t make with duct tape and a little imagination?
Here's how to build a dishwashing rack that can be used for backcountry dish and utensil cleaning.
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!)