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Inside the December 2018 Issue

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

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Cooking Up Kindness

This MasterChef Junior contestant has the recipes for good food and Good Turns.

Cooking on the Trail

Don’t wait until you’re in the backcountry to practice your backcountry food prep.

Gear Guy: Backpacking Cooking Gear

This cooking gear belongs in your backpacking kitchen.

Cooking gear buying guide

Five Activities to Try During Your Next Winter Campout

With colder temperatures comes a great opportunity to try something different.

Fiction: Saving Baxter

They were on a rescue mission, and now they need to be rescued.

Read “Saving Baxter” by Michael P. Spradlin

BL How To: Make a Tangram Puzzle

This classic puzzle makes a great holiday gift for family and friends.

Step-by-step guide to making a tangram puzzle


Scouting Around: Keeping the Animals — and Humans — Happy

Wildlife management is the applied science and art of managing wildlife and habitat to benefit everyone — humans and animals alike.

Visit the Scouting Around blog

Fair Traders

Tomahawks, trading and more trading at the Trappers’ Rendezvous.

My Favorite Caves

Here’s the lowdown from an expert caver on the best places to get started caving.

Video: How Scouting helped him get his start in caving


Let’s Look at Robots

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

Battleship STEM

Slimy sharks, roving robots and a giant battleship are all part of the Nauticus experience.


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

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

1 Comment on Inside the December 2018 Issue

  1. Braedens mom // December 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm // Reply

    My son has not received his december edition. He is missing it. When can we expect it to arrive?

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