Inside the July 2019 Issue

Inside the July 2019 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the July 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 magazine....
How to Avoid Ticks on Hikes

How to Avoid Ticks on Hikes

Q: I keep getting attacked by ticks on hikes! What can I do?— Kevin, Nevada, Iowa A: Try to stay in the middle of well-established trails. Ticks like to climb up your legs, so as soon as you go walking through tall grasses or bushwhacking through the brush, you’re...
How to Plank

How to Plank

This exercise is an easy way to strengthen your core — the muscles around your stomach and back. 1. Get into the push-up position. 2. Bend your elbows 90 degrees, resting your weight on your forearms and keeping your elbows beneath your shoulders. 3. Form a straight...
How to Build a Frog Pond in Your Backyard

How to Build a Frog Pond in Your Backyard

Frogs are an important part of the ecosystem and help keep insect populations under control. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating an amphibian habitat in your own backyard. WHAT YOU NEED Shovel Pond liner or landscaping liner Tape measure Level Medium-sized rocks...