Scouting Magazine

About our cover:

Living in the moment on a wild section of the Rogue River's Class III rapids, assistant Scoutmaster Howard Klein and Scout Riley McAndrews, 13, of L.A.-based Troop 223, go head-to-head with a wall of water. Photograph by Trevor Clark.

In the May - June 2011 Issue

It's a Wonder-Full Life
Not many magazines live to see 100. But then Boys' Life is not your average magazine. Launched in March 1911, the magazine "For All Boys" has published valuable information for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers, blending serious, useful tips with humor that appeals to Scouts (and Scouters) of all ages. Read how Boys' Life has remained both timeless and relevant to each successive generation.
Going Rogue
Power down. Live it up. When members of California Troop 223 packed their electronic devices into dry bags for a five-day rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River, they had no idea what a release from the ticking clock and the buzzing smartphone might mean. Welcome to River Time, where the schedule flows not around the next "Send" but around the next bend.

Every Issue

  • From the CSE Hot fun in the summertime? You bet, but it's also work with a satisfying payoff. Bob Mazzuca previews this summer's SummitCorps project on National Park Service property right next door to the BSA's exciting new high-adventure base: The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

  • Boys' Life Preview May's issue features Scouts making a 2,000-mile bike ride to last summer's national jamboree and Troop 709's underground adventure deep inside California's Millerton Cave. Then in June, learn how Pedro the Mailburro got his start and how he's evolved through six decades in the magazine.




  • Great Gear If the Going Gets Tough, Get Going on These Bikes
  • Trail Tips How a Sandbag Can Build Real Muscle
  • Survive This! Quick Tips on Saving A Life With an AED
  • Ground Rules Bugs Bugging You? Learn How to Prevent the Attack
  • Where Am I? There's More to This Swamp Than Alligators
  • Cool Camp What's Wet and Wild But Not a Theme Park?