an organization for boys that teaches them practical skills
b) also boy scout
a boy who is a member of this organization
2 American English also Girl Scout
a girl who is a member of an organization for girls that teaches them practical things [= guide British English]
a soldier, plane etc that is sent to search the area in front of an army and get information about the enemy:
He sent three scouts ahead to take a look at the bridge.
4 also talent scoutBO
someone whose job is to look for good sports players, musicians etc in order to employ them:
He was spotted by a scout at the age of 13.