a soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information about the enemy's position, strength, or movements.
"forward scouts reported that the enemy were massing at two points ahead"
synonyms: lookout, lookout man/woman, outrider, advance guard, vanguard, spy; avant-courier
"scouts reported that the enemy were massing at two points ahead"
a ship or aircraft employed for reconnaissance, especially a small, fast aircraft.
"a single-seater scout"
make a search for someone or something in various places.
"I was sent to scout around for a place to park the camper"
synonyms: search, look, hunt, cast about/around/round, ferret (about/around), root about/around
"I scouted around for some logs"