Meaning of King's Scout in English:

King's Scout


  • (In Britain and some former British colonies, during the reign of a king) a Boy Scout who has reached the highest rank of proficiency through the achievement of various scouting badges; the rank or badge thus attained; also attributive.

    This rank was established by King Edward VII in 1909; compare later "Queen's Scout", which replaced the rank of King's Scout on the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.


Early 20th century.