How to Wash Your Dog

How to Wash Your Dog

Being a responsible dog owner means keeping your pup clean. Try these dog-bathing tips from the Dog Care merit badge pamphlet. TAKE IT SLOWLY Start by getting your dog used to an empty tub. Work your way up to adding warm water. SOAP UP Never use shampoo made for...
How to Fuel Your Body in the Backcountry

How to Fuel Your Body in the Backcountry

Q. What’s the trick to having enough energy while on a big outing?— Jack, Boston, Massachusetts Whether you’re backpacking, climbing, paddling or taking a simple hike, the key to maintaining your energy is food. Fuel your body right with these simple rules for eating...
Inside the January 2019 Issue

Inside the January 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the January 2019 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Boys’ Life...
How to Prepare for a Long Backpacking Trip? Try This!

How to Prepare for a Long Backpacking Trip? Try This!

Someday, you’ll be able to think big when it comes to backpacking. Maybe you’ll go to Philmont Scout Ranch and backpack 100 miles in the New Mexico backcountry. Or maybe you’ll walk the entire length of the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. Until that day, it’s OK to...