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Noun: scouting  skaw-ting
  1. Exploring in order to gain information
    "scouting in enemy territory is very dangerous";
    - exploratory survey, reconnoitering [N. Amer], reconnoitring [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: scout  skawt
  1. Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
    "They were immediately confronted with an order from General Jackson to scout the British camp";
    - reconnoiter [US], reconnoitre [Brit, Cdn], recce

Derived forms: scoutings

Type of: observe, recon [N. Amer], reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission

Encyclopedia: Scouting