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Inside the January 2018 issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the January 2018 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online.

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Snow Buddies

Experts, beginners and everyone in between rock the slopes during Big Sky Ski Weekend.

Watch how the ski patrol uses dogs for avalanche rescue.

Gear Guy: Catch Some Z’s

The Gear Guy shares advice for buying the best sleeping pad for your next adventure.

How to buy the right sleeping pad.

Great Parades

Check out these unusual parades from around the country.


Scouting Around

Games Throughout History: From chess to Pong to Pokémon, learn all about the history of gaming.

Visit the Scouting Around blog

Prepared For Life: Battling Depression

Find out what depression is and what to do about it.

Doc Hawk: Quest For a Saw-Whet

Finding this little owl takes persistence and luck.

Cool Jobs: Blimp Pilot

Piloting a blimp takes a light touch — and lots of patience.

BL How To: Flip Book

This interactive book can help you learn the ins and outs of animation.

How to make an animated flip book.


Let’s Look at the Pinewood Derby

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

Tree to Track

From the forest to the finish line, Pinewood Derby cars take quite a journey.

Video: See how a Pinewood Derby kit gets made.

BL How To: Pinewood Derby Display

When the race is over, enter the winner’s circle by building this display for your Pinewood Derby or model car.

How to make a Pinewood Derby car display.


Look for the regular score of comics, jokes, games, Scouts in Action, Tradin’ Post and more! Only in the January 2018 issue of Boys’ Life!

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

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