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 Morgan Dailey, scoutmaster for the boys' Troop 6, told KOMU that Joseph and Dominic may receive badges for their heroic efforts. Rachel Desantis,, 30 June 2021 Josh Garner has been scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 30 in Jackson, Mississippi, for six years; his oldest son will soon be an Eagle Scout. David Crary, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 Al Champ is an assistant scoutmaster and charter organization representative who serves as the liaison between the American Legion (which sponsors Boy Scout Troop 48) and the Boy Scouts of America. Karie Angell Luc,, 16 June 2021 When Scouts BSA opened to girls, Wischki, 12 years old at the time, contacted her brother's scoutmaster and helped launch the troop. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2021 Her dad and uncles were Eagle Scouts, and her grandfather was their scoutmaster. Anjali Huynh, CNN, 8 Mar. 2021 Lawson said the attack occurred in 1985, four years after Weaver had admitted to abusing two boys under his supervision as Troop 26′s scoutmaster. Christian Boone, ajc, 2 Mar. 2021 The Supreme Court reversed a lower-court decision that ruled in favor of allowing James Dale to serve as an assistant scoutmaster. oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2021 Wilson has shared his own story of childhood abuse by his adoptive father, who was also his scoutmaster. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of scoutmaster

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scoutmaster was in 1579

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“Scoutmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scoutmaster

: the leader of a group of Boy Scouts


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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