“There’s an app for that” Yes, Boys’ Life magazine now has an app! Available for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices (through my affiliate links), the app offers a mobile version of our Cub Scouts’ favorite magazine to current subscribers.
Simply download the app and follow the directions to enter some basic information from the mailing label on your magazine, and you’ll have free access to all the issues published since your son first became a Boys’ Life subscriber.
The first issue of Boys’ Life was published on March 1, 1911, and almost all of the issues are available for purchase through the app! For $4.99, you can get any issue that was published before your son’s subscription started.
If you were a Cub Scout, wouldn’t it be fun to download a couple of the issues from your tenure? I wasn’t a Cub Scout, but I’m going to buy some issues from the year I was born.
Do you know a Boy Scout who is about to earn his Eagle rank? It would be cool for him to see some of the back issues of the magazine from his Scouting career.
What about a long-time Scouter who is being honored for his service to Scouting? Let him or her know about the app too.
The app isn’t just a place to read the magazine. You can access most of the content that can be found on the Boys’ Life website. Articles, fun stuff to do, buying guides, the book zone, and cool projects to make are just a few of things you can find on the Boys’ Life app.
We can’t forget the BL Arcade where our guys can play video games like Pedro’s Nitro Derby, Philmont Mini-Bear Dash and Pee Wee’s Basketball Madness. Since these games are provided by the Boy Scouts of America, you know they’re safe to play, even for our youngest Tigers.
Check out these screenshots from the app:
Looks fun, doesn’t it? 🙂
While your Cub Scout can enjoy the Boys’ Life app without subscribing to the magazine, having a subscription to Boys’ Life gives them an added benefit. If you don’t subscribe to the magazine through your pack, you can get it through my affiliate link. After you receive your first copy, you can set up your subscription through the app for access to the digital copies.
Here are my affiliate links for you:
How will your boys use the Boys’ Life app?
Yours in Scouting,
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