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Below are articles and features scheduled for publication in the September 2006 issue of Boys' Life that can help youth members with advancement.

Abbreviations are "ACH" for achievement, "ELECT" for elective, and "MB" for merit badge. Titles in COLOR indicate special program features.


"Heads Up! Health: Raisins to the Rescue!"
Wolf: Keep Your Body Healthy ACH
"A True Story of Scouts in Action"
Wolf: Family Alert ELECT
Bear: Be Ready ACH
"'How I Became a Comic Page Hero!'"
Wolf: Books, Books, Books ELECT
Bear: Tall Tales ACH
October theme: Cub Scout Shipbuilders
Helping-Tiger-find-shapes-in-the- clouds puzzle
"Make Magic"
Bear: Magic ELECT
"Hurricane Hunters"**
Bear: Aircraft ELECT
"Let's Look at Owls"*
Wolf: Birds ELECT
"Collecting: A Zizzling Collection"
Wolf: Start a Collection ACH


"Make Magic"
Showman activity badge
"Webelos Woody"**
October activity badge: Citizen
"Hurricane Hunters"**
Scientist activity badge
"A True Story of Scouts in Action"
Readyman activity badge
"'How I Became a Comic Page Hero!'"
Artist activity badge
"Heads Up! Scouting Around: Remember Your Cell Phone Etiquette"
Outdoorsman activity badge


"The Nature in the Details"***
November program feature: Nature;
Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, Eagle ranks; Nature MB
"Fast as a Bullet"
Cycling MB
"Raise the Sails!"
Model Design and Building MB
"A True Story of Scouts in Action"
Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Safety MBs
"Collecting: A Zizzling Collection"
Collections MB
"'How I Became a Comic Page Hero!'"
Reading MB
"Outdoors: Get Noticed on the Trail"****
Safety, Wilderness Survival MBs
*Low and Middle editions only
**Middle and Upper editions only
***Upper edition only

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