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Boys' Life magazine helps make your Scouting program and your Scouts excel. Research shows that boys who subscribe to the magazine advance farther, spend more time outdoors, and stay in Scouting longer than those who don't.

Check out these exciting articles scheduled for publication in the November and December 2009 issues of Boys' Life.


Want to get your boys' hearts racing? Just tell them about a place where the coolest gadgets from an emergency room meet the high-speed thrills of a car chase. Now that you've got their attention, point them to the November issue for a captivating look at ambulances. They'll learn about the crew members on these mobile medical units who have to perform life-saving procedures with sophisticated equipment -- all without wearing a seatbelt.

A HANDS-off approach: a feature for boy scouts

You wanted the guys in your troop to have a brush with nature, but this wasn't what you had in mind. Now they've come face-to-face with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac on the trail, meaning some quality time with calamine lotion is in their future. If only they had read the November issue, they would've know how to identify the plants and prevent itchy rashes before they start.

Illustration by Gary Locke

THE great wall: a feature for all Scouts

While some of us have trouble simply walking across a sheet of ice, these guys had no qualms about climbing up a sheer wall of the frozen stuff. Thanks to a climbing instructor's ingenious transformation of a grain silo into an 80-foot ice climbing wall, the boys of Troop 500 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, got the chance to try an activity often unavailable to Scouts. Have your guys pick up the December issue to read about how the frozen face was formed and how these brave boys conquered it.

Photograph by Brian Payne

Subscribe to Boys' Life

There's something for everyone in Boys' Life. And everyone can receive the magazine every month. For a one-year, nonmember subscription, send $24 (add state taxes as applicable) to Boys' Life, Subscription Service, S302, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Ln., P.O. Box 152350, Irving, TX 75015-2350. Anyone in your pack or troop, however, can receive the magazine at home for only $12 a year (add state taxes as applicable). That's just $1 an issue! To get this great bargain, check with your local Scout council service center. Outside the United States, all subscribers add $21 for additional postage for each one-year (12 issues) subscription.

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