- 1 the Scouts [plural] an organization (officially calledBoy Scouts of America,Girl Scouts of the USA, orScouts Canada) that trains young people in practical skills and does a lot of activities with them, for example camping to join the Scouts
- 2 a boy or girl who is a member of the Scouts Both my brothers were scouts. a scout troop see also Boy Scout, Girl Scout compare brownie
- 3a person, an aircraft, etc. sent ahead to get information about the enemy's position, strength, etc.
- 4= talent scout