boy scouts
   American
   state police
   They wear clothes reminiscent of a Baden-Powell scoutmaster and are seen as enjoying a lower status than other officers of the law.

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  • Boy Scouts — →↑Scout …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Boy Scouts — ▪ youth organization  organization of boys from 11 to 14 or 15 years of age that aims to develop in them good citizenship, chivalrous behaviour, and skill in various outdoor activities. The Boy Scout movement was founded in Great Britain in 1908… …   Universalium

  • Boy Scouts — noun an international (but decentralized) movement started in 1908 in England with the goal of teaching good citizenship to boys • Hypernyms: ↑movement, ↑social movement, ↑front • Member Meronyms: ↑Boy Scouts of America, ↑Boy Scout * * * Boy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boy Scouts — ► Organización educativa internacional, fundada en 1908 por el general británico sir Robert Baden Powell, para formar física y moralmente a los muchachos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Boy Scouts — organization for boys which emphasizes outdoor life and service to others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boy scouts —   No equivalent; sometimes heard: pū ali kamali i kāne …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • boy scouts — Trucker slang for State police as in There s a bunch of boyscouts waiting for you at the 157 …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Boy Scouts — A worldwide organization for training in leadership, patriotism, and good citizenship, which qualifies easily as having a charitable purpose. 15 Am J2d Char § 68 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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