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Boy Scouts   /bɔɪ skaʊts/   Listen
Boy Scouts

noun
1.
An international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys.



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"Boy Scouts" Quotes from Famous Books



... the bass, Mr. Edwin Goodno, of the meat market and the Boy Scouts. "Heaven and earth, are full—" His chin, large and fleshy, buried itself deep; his eyes were glued on the ...
— The Breaking Point • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... bread, a merchant or so; boxes of servants, boxes of street traffic, smart sets, and so forth. We could do with a judge and lawyers, or a box of vestrymen. It is true that we can buy Salvation Army lasses and football players, but we are cold to both of these. We have, of course, boy scouts. With such boxes of civilians we could have much more fun than with the running, marching, swashbuckling soldiery that pervades us. They drive us to reviews; and it is only emperors, kings, and very silly ...
— Floor Games; a companion volume to "Little Wars" • H. G. Wells

... just as comfortable as we would be in tents, too. The Boy Scouts use these lean-tos very often when they are in the woods, you know. They just build them up against ...
— The Camp Fire Girls on the March - Bessie King's Test of Friendship • Jane L. Stewart

... a whole corps it seemed of Red Cross nurses, followed by a regiment of merry sailor boys. There were cowboys and Boy Scouts, boys in overalls and brownies. There were girls in liberty caps, ...
— Green Valley • Katharine Reynolds

... powerful romances that have come from Mr. Henty's pen. When the war breaks out, the hero, Chris King, and his friends band themselves together under the title of the Maritzburg Scouts. From first to last the boy scouts are constantly engaged in perilous and exciting enterprises, from which they always emerge triumphant, thanks to their own skill and courage, and the dash ...
— Condemned as a Nihilist - A Story of Escape from Siberia • George Alfred Henty

... forester. These are composed largely of school children who take an active part in the work of gully reclamation and particularly in finding and checking incipient gullies before it is too late. Why could not such organizations as boy scouts, girl scouts, and campfire girls be used in the same way? [Footnote: "Farms, Forests, and Erosion," YEAR BOOK of the Department of Agriculture, ...
— Community Civics and Rural Life • Arthur W. Dunn

... for some moments watching the scene. The balloon start had gathered a little crowd of people, village girls in white gloves and cheerful hats, young men in bright ties and ready-made Sunday suits, fathers and mothers, boy scouts, children, clerks in straw hats, bicyclists and miscellaneous folk. Over their heads rose Mr. Cheshunt, the factotum of the estate. He was standing on a table and handing the little balloons up into the air one by one. They floated up from his hand ...
— Mr. Britling Sees It Through • H. G. Wells

... to also strike the prize a sharp blow back of the head that immediately killed it; for Phil was a humane disciple of Izaak Walton, and believed in putting even his captures out of suffering immediately, which is a point for all Boy Scouts to heed. ...
— Chums in Dixie - or The Strange Cruise of a Motorboat • St. George Rathborne

... exaggerated and the figure seems so preposterous that I will not put it down. All these things, and the continuance of them seemed to him to be his duty—along with impossible subscriptions to hospitals and Boy Scouts and to provide prizes at ...
— The Good Soldier • Ford Madox Ford

... practices from chivalry have been retained and are still in use to-day? Does the Boy Scouts movement embody any of the chivalric ideas ...
— THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION • ELLWOOD P. CUBBERLEY

... and given ten minutes' start. When the time was up, the others went after him, and the sandpit was deserted. No one had observed Chippy, for the latter was a scout without knowing it, and had kept himself carefully hidden. He didn't know they were boy scouts, and on their honour to treat him and everyone else fairly; he only knew them as 'chaps we've slugged with,' as he ...
— The Wolf Patrol - A Tale of Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts • John Finnemore

... Harry are not over-clean in person, nor nice in speech, so they are not wanted. Boy Scouts and Boys' Brigades are preached at, but Tom, Dick and Harry do not want to be preached at by a parson, or coddled ...
— London's Underworld • Thomas Holmes



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