Inside the October 2018 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the October 2018 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online.

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Cycling the C&O

With the right preparation, anyone can tackle one of the best bike routes in the U.S.

Flying High in Oshkosh

For one week each year, this small Wisconsin city hosts the coolest airplanes in the world.

Save the Bats!

Making caves safer for the bug-eating nocturnal mammals is important work — and lots of fun.

Save the Bats! How These Scouts Are Protecting Bug-Eaters and Their Habitat

Gear Guy: Trail Foods

Keep strong all day long on the trail with these snacks.

Fuel Your Body With These 6 Nutritious and Delicious Trail Snacks

Dino Discoveries

Here’s some of the latest and greatest info on dinosaurs.

Slobs of the Sky

Meet some of the world’s grossest birds.

BL How To: Build a Bat House

This simple one-chamber roost will give those beneficial bug-eaters a much-needed boost.

How to Build a Bat House


Scouting Around: Inspecting Your Campsite

Before you leave your campsite, make sure you can answer “yes” to these questions.

Visit the Scouting Around blog

Doc Hawk: Wolverine!

Be on the lookout for this predator ninja.

Prepared For Life: Don’t Do Drugs

The best way to avoid drug abuse? Don’t get started.

Take the Pledge to be Drug and Tobacco Free
Enter the Trail of Courage Giveaway


Let’s Look at Popcorn

Read it! Color it! Get it all in this special Cub Scout section.

Fiction: Stick

It’s just an old stick. Or is it?

Read or Listen to “Stick” by Michael J. Rosen


Look for the regular score of comics, jokes, games, Scouts in Action, Tradin’ Post and more! Only in the October 2018 issue of Boys’ Life!

The Wacky Adventures of Pedro
Pee Wee Harris
Tales From the Campfire
Scouts in Action
More S.I.A.


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