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Animation merit badge

In this new merit badge, you'll learn to create animations, how animation is used and fun career opportunities in animation.

Learn Guitar from a Pro

Do you want to learn how to be a rockstar? Learning to play guitar requires a lot of practice, but getting lessons from a professional teacher can help get you there faster.

BL FICTION: A House Divided

The Civil War has yet again arrived at his family's doorstep, and Johnny McLean is a witness to history in this short story by Michael P. Spradlin.

Homemade Gift Ideas

Homemade Gift IdeasLooking for a unique gift for mom, dad or anyone special in your life? Check out homemade gift ideas in the BL Workshop.

Troop 1015’s Turkey Feed recipes

Every November, Troop 1015 invites almost everyone they know to attend their Turkey Feed. Here are the recipes they use to feed 100 people.

The Secret of Grady House

shortstory-promoLittle does Evan Forrester know, but the spooky old Grady house holds the secret to his future. Read the latest fiction from the pages of Boys' Life.

Scouts help raise puppy to become a guide dog

puppy-200x148For almost one year, Life Scout Quinn Schneider and his family had a black Lab puppy named Kajsa. They helped to raise her and train her to become a guide dog and help others. Then they had to say goodbye.

Canoeing through Bowron Lake Provincial Park

bowron-promoSee photos of Troop 136's canoeing trek through Canada's Bowron Lake Provincial Park, where they found majestic mountains, remarkable rivers and lovely lakes. And plenty of paddling.

Photos of 40-mile backpacking trek through the Wallowa Mountains

wallowa-promoTroop 224 from Sherwood, Ore., trekked more than 40 miles through the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon. Along the way, they survived one of the most difficult descents in the Pacific Northwest, swam in a pristine mountain lake and made it to the summit of Eagle Cap peak.

Dragon Mountain contest winners

dragonmtn-promoUnexpectedly, Rick’s field trip turns into quite an adventure. Read the exciting ending to our you-finish-the-story contest!

Trick Casting with Tom Redington

fishing-promoAfter making millions of casts in a lifetime, fishing pros like Tom Redington can get pretty precise with their casts. Check out some of Tom’s awesome trick shots in this video.

Photos of winter activities at Camp Wilderness

Last February, more than 250 Scouts participated in a search-and-rescue training session at Camp Wilderness, the Northern Lights Council's 2,400-acre wooded campground in Minnesota's Paul Bunyon State Forest.

Photos from the BearPaw winter camp experience

Scouts from the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council headed into California's snowy Sierra Nevada mountains for the annual BearPaw winter experience. Take a look at photos from their campout.

Trekking in Style

When braving the rugged White Mountains, you deserve a nice place to sleep.

10 cool concept cars

You can't find these concepts in your local dealership, but BL is here with a sneak peek at some of the fastest, greenest and most luxurious automobiles on the planet.

Sea Scouts on Lake Huron photo gallery

Check out these photos from the Lake Huron High Adventure Cruise, an event in which Sea Scouts, Venturers and Boy Scouts sailed nine vessels for five days and 281 miles across Lake Huron from Mackinaw City, Mich., to Port Huron, Mich., to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BSA's Sea Scout program.