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1. A member of a worldwide organization of young men and boys, founded in England in 1908 for character development and citizenship training.
2. often boy scout Slang One whose attitudes and behavior are morally upright and often naive.
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1. See Scout
2. informal US and Canadian an apparently virtuous and innocent person
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(sometimes caps.) a member of an organization of boys (Boy′ Scouts`), having as its goals the development of self-reliance and usefulness to others.
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|Noun||1.||Boy Scout - a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts|
Boy Scouts - an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys
Cub Scout - a junior Boy Scout
Eagle Scout - a Boy Scout who has earned many merit badges
Scout - a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
Sea Scout - a Boy Scout enrolled in programs for water activities
|2.||boy scout - a man who is considered naive|
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