Boys' Life

Boys' Life November 2020

In Boys’ Life, all boys and girls can discover exciting new places, gain new skills and learn important tips to stay safe and have fun outdoors. Since 1911, Boys’ Life has been entertaining and educating America’s youth with a focus on the traditional values of fun, citizenship and service.

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Boy Scouts of America
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2 min.
hitchin’ rack

Dear Pedro, Do you know how much I love alfalfa sprouts? I LOVE them! Did you know that burros are my favorite animals? I am a volunteer at Pioneer Farms doing living history and caring for animals, so I spend a lot of time with burros. P.S. Did I mention how much I love alfalfa? Your friend, Kaleigh M., Austin, Texas Kaleigh, you and I are going to get along just fine. Except that whole “animal” thing. Mailburro = Mailburro. Mailburro ≠ animal. DEAR PEDRO, Are you a real animal (not meaning to be rude)? Anonymous, Neodesha, Kansas C’mon, peeps. I am not an “animal.” But I am an unquestionably real Mailburro. (Hmm, someone named “Anonymous” questioning whether I’m real …) DEAR GREAT ALFALFA-EATING ONE, I am not a boy or a Scout. But I…

1 min.
what's up this month: take a hike

CALENDAR November is Family Stories Month. It’s a great time to learn about your family history and work on your Genealogy merit badge. Daylight saving time ends Nov. 1, so set your clock back an hour. Grub away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26! Show off your best skills Nov. 22-28 for National Game and Puzzle Week. On This Date Nov. 2, 1889: North Dakota and South Dakota become the 39th and 40th states. Nov. 19, 1995: Pixar releases Toy Story, the world’s first feature-length computer-animated movie. Nov. 29, 1972: Atari releases Pong, an arcade videogame similar to tennis. PHOTOGRAPHS: MICHEL EVERAERT; CATERS NEWS AGENCY…

1 min.
bison celebration

IN 2016, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA signed The National Bison Legacy Act, making the American bison the national mammal of the United States. In the 19th century, bison were killed for sport and to eliminate an essential Native American food source. At one point, fewer than 1,000 remained. Over the years, the Wildlife Conservation Society, different Native American tribes and others worked to restore this national treasure. Today, America has almost half a million bison, with 30,000 living in the wild. Before Europeans came to America, more than 30 million bison roamed North America. Herds could stretch 50 miles long and 20 miles wide. They lived across the country, from California to New England, but they preferred the Midwest grasslands. Learn more at go.boyslife.org/bison or by visiting one of the national parks with bison to…

1 min.

BACTERIA LIVE ON YOU — AND IN YOU. Up to 6 pounds of them live on a 200-pound person. Inside, intestinal bacteria strengthens your immune system, digests food and affects brain function. Good bacteria can also act as antibiotics by eating harmful bacteria. Bacteria live miles underground and at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere, in darkness and RADIOACTIVE SPACE. THEY ARE SO SMALL that thousands might be living on the period at the end of this sentence. Bacteria can live without oxygen and in extreme temperatures. They are known to thrive in volcanoes up to 133 degrees. NEW BACTERIA ARE DISCOVERED REGULARLY. Three new bacteria were recently found on cellphone screens. One was named Microbacterium telephonicum. Most bacteria are harmless to humans. Bacteria help the environment by eating plastic waste and radioactive material. They fertilize plants…

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thanksgiving outdoors

For Thanksgiving, my family and I backpacked in the Chisos Mountains at Big Bend National Park. We hiked 16 miles in two and a half days, and camped on the trail. We saw many birds and deer, a tarantula and a scorpion. We ate Thanksgiving dinner on the trail and were thankful for the outdoors. We also went to the Rio Grande river and saw Mexico. We practiced outdoor ethics and made sure we left no trace. The night before we drove home, we relaxed in the lodge. We had so much fun, and I learned a lot about nature.— Canaan P., Rogers, Arkansas FEEDING THE ANIMALS A local animal shelter told my troop it was having trouble getting fresh fruit and vegetables for the animals due to COVID-19. With the…

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read it!

Filled with sports action and comic-style illustrations, get your sports fix as you follow the journey of the youngest quarterback to win Super Bowl Most Valuable Player honors in Epic Athletes: Patrick Mahomes. By Dan Wetzel. Henry Holt and Co. Publishing, $16.99. Ages 8- Hal Beck expects his trip on the royal train to be boring. However, a piece of jewelry is stolen, and Hal’s new friend, Marlene, quickly becomes a suspect. Find out if Hal can prove her innocence before the last stop in The Highland Falcon Thief. By M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. Macmillan Publishing, $16.99. Ages 9-12. Get step-by-step, fold-by-number instructions on how to build a complete Origami City. You’ll create different kinds of vehicles, buildings, plants, animals, playgrounds and more — 75 models in all. By Taro Yaguchi,…