The Best of Boys' Life

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Globe Pequot Press, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 189 pages
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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America and its publicationBoys’ Life

 

Boys’ Life, the magazine for the Boy Scouts of America, was launched in 1911 and became one of the most popular youth magazines in America. Every month it features news, stories, jokes, and practical how-to instructions invaluable to all Scouts. Reproduced in facsimile form,The Best of Boys’ Lifebrings together a selection of the very best pieces, including work by legendary science fiction writers Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, illustrations by Norman Rockwell, stunning photography by Ansel Adams, and pieces by sporting heroes of yesteryear. Contents include facsimiles of the best pages from 1911 to 2007, such as:

 

SURVIVAL: “The Pedro Patrol Lights Fires Without Matches,” March 1978; “Scoutcraft: Build a Real Igloo,” February 1977

 

FEATURES: “How I Learned to Fly by Orville Wright,” September 1914; “The Age of Exploration," by John Glenn, Jr., October 1965; “Excitement on the Moon,” by Isaac Asimov, June 1969

 

SPORTS PERSONALITIES: “Secrets of a Champion Athlete,” by Jesse Owens, June 1960; “How I Play the Outfield,” by Willie Mays, March 1966

 

NEWS: “Our Country is at War,” May 1917; “The Coming Decades in Space,” by Isaac Asimov, June 1972

 

FICTION: “The King of Mazy May,” by Jack London, March 1911; “The Man,” by Ray Bradbury, December 1961; “The Sunjammer,” by Arthur C. Clarke, March 1964

 

SCOUT LIFE: “Death Valley Adventure”, September 1950; “An Appeal by Theodore Roosevelt,” December 1913

 

 

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The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1910, more than 110 million boys from all parts of America have been members. The circulation of Boys' Life was 6,000 in 1912, and the magazine now has over eight million readers every month, including Scouts and non-Scouts.

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