Inside Boys’ Life
How to build a bird feeder

Help keep wintering and migrating birds fed with this handmade bird feeder.



  • 1″ x 8″ x 6′ cedar board (Make sure you prime and paint the feeder if you use another type of wood.)
  • 1/2″ eye screw
  • About 40 1-1/2″ exterior wood screws
  • Ripsaw
  • Crosscut saw
  • Jigsaw or coping saw
  • Drill
  • 1 1/2″ drill bit
  • Countersink bit
  • Exterior wood glue
  • Screwdriver
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint


birdfeeder-21. Cut out…

View On WordPress

Where Does Boys’ Life Get Ideas For Scout Stories?

Where Does Boys’ Life Get Ideas For Scout Stories?

One of the most common questions I get at Boys’ Life is, “Where do you get the ideas for the stories you write about Boy Scouts?”

The answer? We get them from you.

Seriously, the majority of stories that we print about Scout outings, service projects and otherwise exciting events all got their starts when readers like you contacted us and said simply, “Hey, you might be interested in what we’ve…

View On WordPress

Eagle Project Idea: Repairing A Hiking Trail

Maryland Boy Scout Perry Gordon had seen first-hand the potential of the hiking trail in his community. When he was younger, it was a popular spot for kids and families. Unfortunately, he had also seen it become overgrown and seldom used.

That’s why Gordon and fellow Scout Gregory Brow decided to dedicate their Eagle service projects to restoring the once proud landmark.

Perry told Gazette.Net, a…

View On WordPress