from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The adult leader in charge of a troop of Boy Scouts.

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  • noun An adult who leads a group of scouts.

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  • noun the leader of a troop of Scouts


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  • Ellington soon became known as a scoutmaster who wouldn't give up on kids. Front Page

  • Ellington soon became known as a scoutmaster who wouldn’t give up on kids. Front Page

  • And if such turned out to be the case, wouldn't it prove that the scoutmaster was a wonder at guessing things that were

    Boy Scouts on a Long Hike Or, To the Rescue in the Black Water Swamps

  • That this so-called scoutmaster led a hike up this same challenging trail in February -- wintertime -- when snow was still present, was sheer stupidity. - News

  • I'm glad you're going to stay, because you can be a kind of scoutmaster to both troops.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake

  • Tom suspected that here was just the kind of scoutmaster that the National Organization was after -- one with pep.

    Tom Slade at Black Lake

  • There were only five of them, one patrol, and the biggest one was a kind of scoutmaster and patrol leader rolled into one.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder

  • Alan wrestles with the guilt and gives himself no mercy even for his act of leading the head scoutmaster to the spot a few hours later, to a naked, bitten, bloody, parched Ernie Carlson, who had screamed himself into collapse.


  • The scoutmaster walked back and forth in front of the curtain, addressing his troop.

    Kill the Irishman

  • The scoutmaster shouted for order while he extinguished his shoe and checked for damage.

    Kill the Irishman


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