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Reading Boys' Life

“There's an app for that”  Yes, Boys' Life magazine now has an app! 

Be sure to read my top 10 reasons why Cub Scouts should have a Boys' Life magazine subscription!

Available for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices, 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 child first became a Boys' Life subscriber.

Boys Life issues on the app

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 or her Eagle rank?  It would be cool for him or her to see some of the back issues of the magazine from his or her Scouting career.

What about a long-time Scouter who is being honored for their 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:

Boys Life app home screen

Boys' Life app home screen
Boys' Life Workshop

Boys' Life Workshop with lots of cool projects
Fun Stuff to Do on Boys Life

Fun Stuff for boys to do
BL Arcade

Boys' Life Arcade
Pedro's Nitro Derby

Pedro's Nitro Derby
Boys' Life Mini-Bear Game

Philmont Mini-Bear Dash

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 through your pack, you can get subscribe to Boys' Life magazine here.

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:

Boys' Life Magazine App for iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Boys' Life Magazine App for Android

Boys' Life Magazine Subscription

How will your boys use the Boys' Life app?

Yours in Scouting,

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Top 10 Reasons to Subscribe to Boys' Life Magazine | Cub Scout Ideas

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

[…] has a subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, they get the digital version free through the Boys’ Life app. Available for both iOS and Android, you can read more about the app […]


Friday 2nd of September 2016

Our pack subscribes when we submit our applications to our council. I would imagine most scouts do it the same way. Is there a way for the council to use your link?