boy scout


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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Boy Scout a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts
    • n boy scout a man who is considered naive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boy scout Orig., a member of the “Boy Scouts,” an organization of boys founded in 1908, by Sir R. S. S. Baden-Powell, to promote good citizenship by creating in them a spirit of civic duty and of usefulness to others, by stimulating their interest in wholesome mental, moral, industrial, and physical activities, etc. Hence, a member of any of the other similar organizations, which are now worldwide. In “The Boy Scouts of America” the local councils are generally under a scout commissioner, under whose supervision are scout masters, each in charge of a troop of two or more patrols of eight scouts each, who are of three classes, tenderfoot second-class scout, and first-class scout.
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In literature:

The Boy Scout Movement Applied by the Church.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
But I got a raft of things for Pauline Augusta, and a Boy Scout outfit for my laddie.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
The Boy Scouts of Stanhope had been fortunate enough to be given the use of a large room under the church with the clock tower.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
You have a chance most Boy Scouts don't get.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Ordinarily, I'd have an agent meet them, but my Newark man is in the woods with the Boy Scout group.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
If ever they had occasion to summon and use courage, the scouts, both boys and girls, had need of it now.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
When we bivouacked, some of Du Luth's boys scouted ahead.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Well, I'll have to change my opinion of the Boy Scouts, young man.
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
I can tell you he has put our Boy Scouts in the shade.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 25, 1914" by Various
Don't the Boy Scouts have contests like that among themselves, sometimes?
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart

In poetry:

And when they put me on 'point duty'
I don't stand for any one's cheek
I'm the only P.C. in the Boy Scouts
That's been run over twice in one week.
"The Sergeant's Overcoat (Or The Policeman That Nearly Got Caught)" by Billy Bennett
You swore at twelve o'clock or thereabouts,
Most resolutely, scorning any doubts,
That the glad New Year would find you
With your vices all behind you.
And you'd be the very best of good boy scouts.
"January 2nd" by C J Dennis

In news:

Yes, the boy did the required tasks to earn his eagle scout award, but the greater idea is that the eagle scout is the highest honor in the boy scouts.
Shad Ahlensdorf, 40, seen Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012, in Rockford, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.
NORMAN — Michael K Blevins of Noble has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award by the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts.
A California Boy Scout, who can't become an Eagle Scout because he is gay, says his scoutmaster refuses to take his calls or answer his emails.
Volunteers can go to the trails behind the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve at 9 am Saturday to help Colton Williams and others in Boy Scout Troop 928 rebuild his Eagle Scout project.
A member of Boy Scout troop 499, Nick said he started as a Cub Scout in the first grade.
How a Lawrence man - an educator and a Boy Scout volunteer - was able to sexually abuse boys for decades.
The Egg Harbor Township Boy Scout Troop, sponsored by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, will be participating in "Scouting for Food" and they're looking for your help.
Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
PHILADELPHIA – The city of Philadelphia must pay nearly $900,000 after a failed effort to evict the Boy Scouts of America over the scout's ban on gays, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Support you local Boy Scout Troop 585… The Souts are raising money to support activities that they participate in through out their scouting careers.
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts .
Several Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout projects have been carefully designed and completed for public enjoyment.
Sommers of Raleigh has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting.
NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Human Rights Commission opposes the Boy Scouts of America's longtime policy, reaffirmed this summer, of denying membership to openly gay boys and men.