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scout

1. (esp at Oxford University) a college servant
2. Obsolete (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization

scout

[skau̇t]
(engineering)
An engineer who makes a preliminary examination of promising oil and mining claims and prospects.
(navigation)
To search an area by following an orderly pattern of courses.
A craft engaged in search.

Scout

[skau̇t]
(aerospace engineering)
A four-stage all-solid-propellant rocket, used as a space probe and orbital test vehicle; first launched July 1, 1960, with a 150-pound (68-kilogram) payload.

scout

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To probe an airspace or a surface area for the presence of something. To search for hostile aircraft, submarines, or targets. A scout helicopter can guide the strike aircraft and/or attack helicopter onto the target. A slower fixed-wing aircraft can also act as a scout.

Scout

Tonto’s horse. [TV: “The Lone Ranger” in Terrace, II, 34; Radio: “The Lone Ranger” in Buxton, 143]
See: Horse
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Last week, the Boy Scouts of America made its landmark decision (http://www.
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Jay Mechling argues that the real experience of Boy Scouting--in contrast to the rigid prescriptions of the Boy Scouts of America's national office--helps boys develop into a mature masculinity fully compatible with progressive ideals of gender and citizenship.
Two atheist boys can remain in the Boy Scouts of America even though they refuse to take an oath to do their "duty to God," according to a recent decision by a California appellate court.
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Both the right and left side of the receiver are engraved with the same scenes that appear on the Boy Scout Commemorative.
In one project, Boy Scouts from Troop 464, based in Woodland Hills/Calabasas, helped with improvements at the center.
As humanist Patrick Inniss, a Boy Scout discrimination activist, states: "This California Supreme Court decision upholding the rights of a `private' organization to exclude anyone for apparently any reason demonstrates that, even in states with anti-discrimination laws more rigorous than federal law, the BSA is impervious to direct attack.