The cover of Boys' Life, October 2007 issue
|Editorial Director||Michael Goldman|
|Staff writers||Aaron Derr, Paula Murphey, Clay Swartz|
|First issue||March 1911 (regular edition)|
The first edition is suitable for the youngest members of
In 1911, George S. Barton, of
Five thousand copies were printed of the first issue of Barton's Boys' Life, published on January 1, 1911. The more widely accepted first edition is the version published on March 1, 1911. With this issue, the magazine was expanded from eight to 48 pages, the page size was reduced, and a two-color cover was added. In 1912, the Boy Scouts of America purchased the magazine, and made it an official BSA magazine. BSA paid $6,000, $1 per subscriber, for the magazine.