- (sometimes initial capital letters) a member of an organization of girls (Girl Scouts) founded in the U.S. in 1912 by Juliette Low that seeks to develop certain skills, as well as health, citizenship, and character.
Origin of girl scout
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for girl scout
The girl-scout organization encourages thrifty habits and economy in buying in all of its activities.
Some observers have criticized the girl-scout organization because of its apparently military character.
The outstanding feature of the girl-scout organization is its voluntary character.
- US a member of the equivalent organization for girls to the ScoutsBrit equivalent: Guide
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