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Boy Scout

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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boy scout

1. See Scout
2. informal US and Canadian an apparently virtuous and innocent person
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boy′ scout`

(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boy scout - a boy who is a member of the Boy ScoutsBoy 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
scouter, rover - an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
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
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
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References in classic literature ?
He was conducted by a boy scout into a room on the second floor of the War Office, within a few minutes of his arrival.
"You can show Captain Granet in," he told the boy scout who answered it.
Summary: Nearly 8,000 Boy Scout leaders have been accused of sexual abuse since 1944: researcher
KARACHI -- Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, who is also the Provincial Commissioner of the Sindh Boy Scouts Association, has called for the establishment of emergency response and rescue centres at all the district boy scout associations' headquarters.
Cub Scout dens, Boy Scout patrols, and Venture Crews will compete against boys their own age from throughout the district.
Clearwater, FL, November 17, 2018 --( On November 12th, Boy Scout Troop 313 held their semi-annual Court of Honor, a ceremony which recognizes the achievements of the Scouts over the last 6 months.
Young can be taught politics, buthellip ' !-- -- Ghio Ong (The Philippine Star) - October 17, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines While politics can be taught to the young, it should not be inculcated in them, said the national president of the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP).
BURROUGHS' THE REVISED BOY SCOUT MANUAL; Ohio State University Press (Fiction: Literary) 17.95 ISBN: 9780814254899
There is no national Boy Scout policy for vegetarian scouts.
He said the first international scouting event in Mindanao was expected to draw participants beyond the Asean with Boy Scout chapters from Georgia, Macau, India and Tunisia committing to send delegations.
Soon, more and more Boy Scout troops began to form across Britain.