BOYS’ LIFE, 100 YEARS OLD

Started in 1911 by George Barton, Boys’ Life Magazine has been a vital part of every scouts adventure.  From Tiger Cubs to Eagle Scouts, boys have used the information found among the pages of the magazine for 100 years.

Along that 100 year journey, some heavy hitters have been featured or contributed to the magazine.  The writings of Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov or the photography of Ansel Adams and Salvador Dali could be found mixed in with tutorials on how to sharpen a knife or perform basic first aid.  The most famous know artist that supported Boys’ Life and scouting was Normal Rockwell, who was first featured on the 1913 cover.

A lot has changed since the debut in 1911, but Boys’ Life has remained constant.  A classic piece of scouting and Americana.

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