Boy Scout


Definition of Boy Scout

1 : a member of any of various national scouting programs (such as the Boy Scouts of America) for boys usually 11 to 17 years of age
2 : a person whose values or actions are characteristic of a Boy Scout

First Known Use of Boy Scout

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Boy Scout was in 1908

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“Boy Scout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Boy Scout

: a member of an organization for boys ages 11 to 17

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Kids Definition of Boy Scout

: a member of a scouting program (as the Boy Scouts of America)

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