scoutmaster

noun
scout·​mas·​ter | \ ˈskau̇t-ˌma-stər How to pronounce scoutmaster (audio) \

Definition of scoutmaster

: the leader of a band of scouts specifically : the adult leader of a troop of Boy Scouts

Examples of scoutmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Times, Assistant scoutmaster David Reed also pleaded guilty to 16 counts of felony molestation and was sentenced to 38 years in prison. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Boy Scouts lawsuit: Parents trust teachers and counselors. But should they?," 8 Aug. 2019 John Brown, his scoutmaster, a supposedly upstanding man in his small upstate New York town, molested him regularly. The Economist, "Scout’s (dis)honour The Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid child-abuse lawsuits," 20 Feb. 2020 Milewski is a West Hartford resident, business professor at Tunxis Community College, and scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 25 in Manchester. Mikala Kane, courant.com, "Good news this week: A Hartford woman avoids deportation, teens fight to end period stigma and Travelers employees plant trees in a Hartford park," 18 Oct. 2019 Buxton started Wonder Valley’s Boy Scout Troop 341 and was its scoutmaster. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, "Boy Scouts lawsuit: Parents trust teachers and counselors. But should they?," 8 Aug. 2019 Indeed, in the highly publicized 2010 case of a former Oregon Boy Scout who alleged he’d been abused by a scoutmaster, a Multnomah County jury awarded ​$1.4 million in compensatory damages. oregonlive, "Will Catlin Gabel School survive its massive sexual abuse scandal?," 26 Jan. 2020 Before the scouts could even get started on their projects their ideas had to be approved by their scoutmaster and the local roundtable of scout leaders that only holds meetings once a month. Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands scouts earn Eagle Scout rank," 20 Dec. 2019 The suit says the abuse took place at an assistant scoutmaster’s home and at Camp Acahela, a Scout retreat in eastern Pennsylvania. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "Lawsuits. Possible bankruptcy. Declining numbers. Is there a future for the Boy Scouts?," 11 Sep. 2019 Now, that troop has about eight active Scouts, and the Cub Scout pack is almost nonexistent, said Curran, who recently stepped down as the troop’s scoutmaster after his sons aged out. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "Lawsuits. Possible bankruptcy. Declining numbers. Is there a future for the Boy Scouts?," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of scoutmaster

1579, in the meaning defined above

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“Scoutmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoutmaster. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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scoutmaster

noun
How to pronounce scoutmaster (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of scoutmaster

: the leader of a group of Boy Scouts

scoutmaster

noun
scout·​mas·​ter | \ ˈskau̇t-ˌma-stər How to pronounce scoutmaster (audio) \

Kids Definition of scoutmaster

: the leader of a troop of Boy Scouts

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