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a good scout

An honest, affable, reliable, and trustworthy person. Your dad's a good scout, you know that? He's helped me out of so many jams without even thinking twice.
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good scout, a

An amiable person. This slangy expression originated in America, probably in the late nineteenth century. It appeared in Meredith Nicholson’s Hoosier Chronicle of 1912: “Dad’s a good old scout.”
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I will make you a good scout, and will not fail you.
Part of the story Glenn wanted to tell in The Good Scout, which premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe next month, was of the genuine friendships that developed between the boys who would soon be on opposite sides of a bloody conflict.
Canady, Chief Executive Officer of The Gateway Family YMCA was honored by the Boy Scouts of America at the 2nd Annual Springfield-Union Good Scout Award Dinner on March 20, 2019 at the Galloping Hill Caterers in Union, NJ.
Good Scout Award Luncheons are held in communities throughout the year, and in 2019 will be held in the Lakes Region, Keene, Claremont, Portsmouth, the Tri-City area of Rochester/Dover/Somersworth, Concord, Conway and the Upper Valley, and Nashua.
Billy, the good scout, goes in the cave alone concerned that someone was in trouble.
If you truly have what it takes to be a model, a good scout will see that before looking at the photos.
The 2014 Westborough Good Scout Award will be presented to Peter Gardner on Nov.
Philips McCarty of the Good Scout Group, a consultancy that helps for-profit and not-for-profit firms enhance their charitable work, and Clark Sweat, chief corporate partnerships officer with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, presented information about how compelling the public finds efforts in the health care for kids area.
Gregg Popkin, chief operating officer of RFR, the New York-based owner/developer/manager of office, hotel, retail and residential real estate, will be bestowed the "Good Scout Award" at the Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Councils 49th Annual Real Estate Industry luncheon on December 5, 2012 at the Hilton New York.
Honor, as the handbook explains, is sacred to a Scout: It "will not permit of anything but the highest and the best and the manliest." "A good Scout must be chivalrous," it tells us:
"I could be a good scout because I picked the two best teams right now,'' Hossa said with a smile.
Like a good Scout Leader, Miller is helping his troop members "be prepared" by investigating the possibilities before them.
A good Scout learns to build a fire, deliver a baby, write Web pages in Morse Code, knit a pre-frontal lobe, whatever it takes.
A good scout around showed the track itself to be one of the best I have walked on.
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