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good scout

see: good egg
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  • He need not be an expert at scoutcraft; a good scout master will discover experts for the various activities.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • In short, to be a good scout is to be a well-developed, well-informed boy.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • I give them some cigarettes—all I had; and they said I was a good scout, like enough.

    The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
  • If he had not been he would never have developed into a good scout Master.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • But the major's a good scout, just the same, and I don't mean to throw him without making a stab.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Westy's a mighty nice fellow, you bet, and he's a good scout.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • She always keeps her head in emergencies, like the good scout that she is.

    Crossed Trails in Mexico Nell Virginia Fairfax and Helen Allan Ripley
  • For that, credit must be given to the good scout Solomon Binkus.

    In the Days of Poor Richard Irving Bacheller
  • To be a good scout one must remain cheerful under every circumstance, bearing both fortune and misfortune with a smile.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • He had the making of a good scout only for those faults which other boys derided as silly and girlish.

    The Boy Scouts of Lenox Frank V. Webster

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