scouting

[ skou-ting ]
/ ˈskaʊ tɪŋ /

noun

an act or instance of reconnoitering; reconnaissance.
the activities of a scout or scouts.
(often initial capital letter) the program of activities of the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts.

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Origin of scouting

First recorded in 1635–45; scout1 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM scouting

scout·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for scouting

Scouting
/ (ˈskaʊtɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the activities, programmes, principles, etc, of the Scout Association
  2. (as modifier)the international Scouting movement
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