scout about (for someone or something)

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scout about (for someone or something)

To search, inspect, or look around an area (for someone or something). I've been scouting about for a suitable plot of land to build our house, but it's been tough finding one! With Jimmy's arm broken, we'll have to scout about for a new pitcher.
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In August, leaders of the Rhode Island chapter of the Boy Scouts announced their own "don't ask, don't tell" policy after they quizzed a teenage scout about his sexual orientation.