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Inside the October 2017 issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the October 2017 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online.

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Happy Campers

Eight simple steps to planning the perfect outing.

Gear Guy: Camp Comforts

Who says you always have to rough it? Get gear that brings comfort to your campsite.

Bring comfort to your campsite with this great gear

Be A Citizen Scientist

Put your inner scientist to work helping with real-world research.

Our Weird Bodies

Here’s the scoop on goose bumps, brain freeze, sun sneezes and more.

Crossing Over

The move from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is a big one. An Arrow of Light camporee can help.

BL How To: Make Slime

Simple slime is made of glue and borax.

How to make slime from glue and borax


Scouting Around

Soccer Shootout: It’s easy enough to get a game of pickup soccer going. You might not have a real goal, but the space between two trees works.

Visit the Scouting Around blog

Vortex of Fun

Venturers share ideas and have a blast at a weekend campout made just for them.

Prepared For Life: Dealing With Emotions

Anger, sadness, fear — they’re going to happen. What do you do?

Doc Hawk: Strife on the Loose

Don’t be deceived by the beauty of this alien invader.


Let’s Look at Monsters

Read it! Color it! Get it all in this special Cub Scout section.

Spooking Season

Cub Scouts enjoy fun fall festivities with their families.


Look for the regular score of comics, jokes, games, Scouts in Action, Tradin’ Post and more! Only in the October 2017 issue of Boys’ Life!

The Wacky Adventures of Pedro
Pee Wee Harris
Scouts in Action
More S.I.A.

1 Comment on Inside the October 2017 issue

  1. The comic section is my favorite part of Boys’ Life magazine. I have always been a fan of The Wacky Adventures of Pedro. I think that it is hilarious, because I find Pedro to be similar to to me in some ways. The one that I think of as best is this week’s magazine.

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