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good scout

see: good egg
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • In short, to be a good scout is to be a well-developed, well-informed boy.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • A good scout is ready for both and always grips "time by the forelock."

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • "I always try to be a good scout with newspaper men," Hatch said, smiling.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • I give them some cigarettes—all I had; and they said I was a good scout, like enough.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • My husband would be the sort of man that is called a good scout.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • If he had not been he would never have developed into a good scout Master.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • Like a good scout he was ready to advise, but to the full as ready to hold his tongue and obey.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • I have to admit that for about half a minute I wasn't a good scout.

    Roy Blakely, Pathfinder

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • You are to remember that Gilbert was a good scout, but a new one.

    Tom Slade's Double Dare Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Westy's a mighty nice fellow, you bet, and he's a good scout.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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