Boy Scouts (bɔɪ skaʊts)
- (old-fashioned) the worldwide movement founded by Lord Baden-Powell in 1908, now called the Scout
Association in the UK and the Boys Scouts of America in the USA, which pursues a programme
of activities for boys with the aim of developing character and responsibility
- See Scout
- (US & Canadian, informal) an apparently virtuous and innocent person
Example Sentences Including 'Boy Scouts'
He had never walked so far in one day, not since a tramping trip in the Catskills with the Brooklyn Boy Scouts many years before.
He joined the Boy Scouts and even became an assistant group leader.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
I went to England with the Catholic Boy Scouts once in the mid-1970s.
ALL OF THESE PEOPLE: A Memoir (2005)
It resembles the bow drill that Boy Scouts traditional use to start fires without matches.
New Scientist (2004)
Or did an ASIO background check come up with that unfortunate incident in the Boy Scouts in 1953?
The Australian (2005)
That means any Boy Scouts , Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts or Brownies.
Three in One
The US Supreme Court last summer ruled that the Boy Scouts ' national policy banning gay members and leaders was constitutional.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
There were a good many little Brownies, and a few tall Boy Scouts carrying knapsacks, each with a hatchet fastened to his belt.
Three in One
We discussed it over coffee and mince pies and also why the neighbouring Boy Scouts ' stall was closed.
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