- the leader or officer in charge of a band of scouts.
- the adult leader of a troop of Boy Scouts.
Origin of scoutmaster
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Examples from the Web for scoutmaster
In a gripping new memoir, he describes how he sought to bring William Fox, the Scoutmaster who sexually abused him, to justice.How Frank Spinelli Fought to Bring His Molestor to Justice
March 2, 2014
Is it acceptable or unacceptable for this youth minister to serve as Scoutmaster?
The youth minister traditionally serves as Scoutmaster for the troop.
On this occasion, the scoutmaster asked me to sleep in his tent.
Yet they rallied around the scoutmaster because he was charismatic and well liked.
"Some detour," the scoutmaster said with an air of infinite relief.
Mr. Ellsworth, Pee-wee's scoutmaster, would have said that Wiggle lacked method.
Every scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster in the district is an ex-scout.Educational Work of the Boy Scouts
Lorne W. Barclay
"I can fix that up with the aid of the scoutmaster's first aid kit," he announced.
Tom saluted and asked permission to address a request to the scoutmaster.
- a former name for Scout Leader
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Word Origin and History for scoutmaster
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