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
Recent Examples of scouting from the Web
In the 1950s, for example, the New York Giants scout Alex Pompez had signed future Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, and Willie McCovey and still failed to advance out of the international scouting department.
The quest for gold and America’s insatiable appetite for reality television are merging this summer with an Olympic scouting camp that will ultimately be packaged as a one-episode reality show.
On Perfect Game, the high school scouting service that ranked him the nation's No. 484 right-hander in the Class of 2014, his profile page did not even have a mug shot.
Master of ceremonies and former mayor James Forsythe, a member of Post 20, lauded the band and the various scouting groups who participated in the event.
Southeast scout Ryne Nutt was promoted to the assistant director of college scouting.
The clever brainchild of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) council, QuestFest has the makings of a classic scouting jamboree meets massive scavenger hunt set in the social media age.
Cosentino’s background is in film, which isn’t entirely surprising, considering the series is, in one sense, a truly epic feat of location scouting.
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First Known Use of scouting
SCOUTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scouting for English Language Learners
: the activities of Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups
SCOUTING Defined for Kids
Definition of scouting for Students
1 : the activity of gathering information or searching an area
2 often cap : the general activities of Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups
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