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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.
See also: scout, someone

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, someone

scout out

To make a preliminary investigation, inspection, or analysis of someone or something in order to determine its or their suitability or potential for future use. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scout" and "out." We need to scout out some locations for the music video this weekend. I go and scout student athletes out who would make good additions to our college team.
See also: out, scout

scout up

To spend time thoroughly or exhaustively attempting to locate someone or something. A noun or pronoun is used between "scout" and "up." He spent the better part of a day scouting up the parts he would need to finish his prototype. We'll need to scout a new manager up for this project.
See also: scout, up

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

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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"Scouting was a way of life in my family, as my father was a Scout leader for 60 years," said Mr Castle, who worked for the Inland Revenue as a tax official.
In 1912, a woman named Juliette Gordon Low organized a meeting of eighteen girls in Savannah, Georgia to teach them things she'd learned about scouting. That first troop went hiking, camping, and learned how to tell time by the stars among other activities.
* The Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign raises over $750,000 for local Scouting.
The ESED official said that all out efforts would be made for revival of Shaheen scouting in government run schools and for the purpose the Shaheen scout units would be established in all primary schools.
The cub pack is the second section of the scouting group following on from beavers, and members are young people aged between eight and 10.
They are huge inspirations to over half-a-million Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that Scouting has honoured them today.
Recalling his scouting days as a school student, president said the discipline he developed as a scout was of tremendous help for him to take responsibilities of exalted position as a President.
Every year since the centenary of Scouting in 2007, Scouts around the world have celebrated Scouting's Birthday which falls on August 1, the same day as Yorkshire Day, by wearing their Scout Scarf (also known as a necker) in public.
Stuart Leist, a senior Freemason from Coventrybased b d T i i L d d Trinity Lodge and former Scout leader said: "This donation was in direct response to their appeal and based on the opinion that Scouting and Freemasonry are two parallel organisations which both encourage personal improvement and support others less fortunate than ourselves."
Catholic Committee on Scouting has said that it will study the policy change announced May 23 from the Boy Scouts of America's National Council that will allow openly gay youths admittance as members.
WEST DERBY: COULD the sharp increase in the number of women joining Scouts in Liverpool be linked to UK Scouting's most high-profile volunteer, the Duchess of Cambridge?
PNN Exclusive The Palestinian Scouting movement makes up a chapter of this nation's history that is often forgotten.
"I loved Scouting, which had a profound influence on my life.
Whilst presenting the awards, Wayne Bulpitt said that in a recent survey of UK businesses, 72% of those asked placed value on a person's scouting background, both as a young person and as an adult.
Richard Edwards, area commissioner for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, said: "While lots of people know scouting is all about adventure, they often don't realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement.