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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.
See also: good, scout

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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Scout's honour

An oath that one is being ingenuous or honest, or will uphold a promise or duty. Alludes to the oath taken by a member of the Scouting movement to be upstanding, trustworthy, and honest. Primarily heard in UK. I swear that I'll behave myself at your brother's wedding, Scout's honour! A: "Are you really telling me the truth about what happened to my car?" B: "Scout's honour!"
See also: honour

scout around (for someone or something)

To search, inspect, or look around an area (for someone or something). I've been scouting around for a suitable plot of land to build our house, but it's been tough finding one. Scout around the yard to see if you can find my lost ring.
See also: around, scout

scout around (for someone or something)

to look around for someone or something. I don't know who would do a good job for you, but I'll scout around for a likely candidate. You stay here. I'll scout around.
See also: around, scout

scout someone or something out

to search for and discover someone or something. I will scout a new salesclerk out for you if you want. I'll scout out a new clerk for you.
See also: out, scout

scout someone or something up

to search for and find someone or something. I'll scout up a costume for the Halloween party. Can you scout a date up for Friday night?
See also: scout, up

good egg, a

Also, a good scout. An amiable, basically nice person. For example, You can always count on her to help; she's a good egg, or His friends all think Dad's really a good scout. This colloquial antonym of bad egg dates from the early 1900s, as did the variant.
See also: good

Scout's honour

used to indicate that you have the honourable standards associated with Scouts, and so will stand by a promise or tell the truth. informal
A Scout is a member of the Scout Association, an organization for boys founded in 1908 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of developing their character by training them in self-sufficiency and survival techniques in the outdoors.
See also: honour

scout around

To go from place to place searching: I'll scout around and see if I can find a place to build our campfire. The reporter went to the party to scout around for some gossip.
See also: around, scout

scout out

To go to a place to make a preliminary inspection of someone or something in order to evaluate it for possible use, purchase, or hire, or in order to obtain information ahead of a future encounter: The college coach went to a high school game to scout out a potential recruit. I went ahead of the other hikers and scouted the trail out.
See also: out, scout
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The oak urn that will be given to the Konecke family is called the Life's Trail and has an engraving of a Scouter hiking up a mountain trail wearing the wide brimmed hat with a staff in hand.
But once his six children were grown (his two sons both received their Eagle badges), he became a professional Scouter.
Smart Scouter relies on cellular technology to send trail camera photos directly to your personal account at www.
There are even some units like the Smart Scouter and the new Moultrie model that allow you to conveniently view your trail-cam photos from your home computer or cell phone.
Data Temperature Company Model Capacity Range BuckEye Cam Apollo XIR 1GB to -32 [degrees] F Bushnell Trophy Cam 2GB -5 to 140 [degrees] F CamTrakker MK-8 4GB -50 to 150 [degrees] F Cuddeback Capture 2GB 0 to 100 [degrees] F DLC Covert Covert II "Assassin" 2GB -4 to 140 [degrees] F Hunting ScoutGuard 2GB -4 to 140 [degrees] F Cam Online SG550 Moultrie Game Spy I-65 4GB extreme Predator Xtinction 4GB -20 to 120 [degrees] F Recon Viper IR 4GB 0 to 125 [degrees] F Reconyx MC65 Solocam IR 4GB -20 to 120 [degrees] F Smart- Cellular Surveillance 2GB -20 to 115 [degrees] F Scouter System Stealth Cam Prowler HD 4GB -14 to 140 [degrees] F Wildgame Timber Eye 2GB 9 to 100 [degrees] F Innovations D6 Wildview Xtreme 5 (TGL5-M) 2GB 14 to 104 [degrees] F Low Bat.
The lodge's charity steward, Robert Shaw - seen presenting the cheque to Scouter Dave Calverley as group members look on - said: "They approached the lodge to see if we could be of any financial help.
I think I was born a Scouter 'cause I've always been interested in it - even as a youth I was interested in what the Boy Scouts were doing,'' she said.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2011 National Gold Medal in SkillsUSA technical drafting, gold medals at state and district levels, Grade 11; 2012 District Gold Medal in Skills USA technical drafting; Outstanding Student in drafting, history and physics, Grade 11; FIRST Robotics Team 61 outstanding scouter.
The BET Scouter commenced its scheduled drydocking on March 26, 2010, which was completed on May 17, 2010.
The Smart Scouter Cellular Surveillance System is another of those far-out high-tech units.
Two members of the Albert Edward Lodge, from Greenhead, Philip Kaye (front left) and John Scaramuzza (front right) are pictured handing over the money to Stephen Bandy (right), scouter in charge of the 36th Huddersfield North group.
With just an internet connection, the Smart Scouter can wirelessly send trail camera images to you anywhere in the world.
When Smart Scouter refers to its camera setup as a "surveillance system," it's not just blowing smoke.
He received the Scouter of the Year Award on December 2, 1974, from the National Capitol Area Council, Washington, D.
The Scouter's Lodge, formally known as The Scouters Lodge A.