Meaning of “scout” - Learner’s Dictionary

scout

noun uk us /skaʊt/
MEMBER [ C ] (also Boy Scout)

a member of an organization for young people which teaches them practical skills and encourages them to be good members of society

the Scouts

an organization for young people which teaches them practical skills and encourages them to be good members of society

MUSIC/SPORT [ C ]

someone whose job is to find good musicians, sports people, etc to join an organization:

a talent scout

(Definition of “scout noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)