scouting

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scout·ing

noun \ˈska-tiŋ\

: the activities of Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups

Full Definition of SCOUTING

1
:  the action of one that scouts
2
often capitalized :  the activities of various national and worldwide organizations for youth directed to developing character, citizenship, and individual skills

First Known Use of SCOUTING

1590

Rhymes with SCOUTING

scouting

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Activities of various national and worldwide organizations for youth aimed at developing character, citizenship, and individual skills. Scouting began when Robert S. Baden-Powell published Scouting for Boys (1908), in which he described the games and contests he used to train cavalry troops in scouting, envisioning small groups of boys who would learn tracking, reconnaissance, mapping, and other outdoor skills under a peer leader. The Boy Scouts, as established by Baden-Powell, was for boys 11–15 years old. The concept became so popular that separate organizations for girls (Girl Guides, or Girl Scouts, 1910) and for younger boys (Wolf Cubs, or Cub Scouts, 1916) and older boys (Explorers) were also formed.

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