The Boy Scouts of America was a part of an international Earth organization with the goal of supporting younger humans in their physical, mental and spiritual development, so that they may play constructive roles in society. The highest rank in the Boy Scout organization was Eagle Scout. The term "Boy Scout" was also used to refer to any person of integrity and strong moral standing regardless of whether they were part of the organization or not.

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In the 20th century, Colonel Phillip Green had once been a scout, at least according to Q. (TNG - The Q Continuum novel: Q-Space)

In 2152, while investigating a rogue planet, Jonathan Archer and Malcolm Reed discussed their respective experiences as Boy Scouts; both had made the Eagle Scout rank. (ENT episode: "Rogue Planet")

By the 23rd century, an associated organization existed known as the Stellar Scouts of the United Federation of Planets. It published a magazine called Youth Life. (FASA RPG module: Spacelanes: The Magazine of Interstellar Trade)

During hiking trips in Iowa, girl scouts and boy scouts would cross Skunk River using a 60-foot-long rope bridge. By 2249, however, the practice had long ended and the bridge had deteriorated. (TOS novel: Best Destiny)

While growing up in Van Nuys, California, Kevin Riley was a member of Wolf Pack 11340. Years later he remembered the Boy Scout motto of "Be Prepared". (TOS novel: The Galactic Whirlpool)

Pavel Chekov had been a scout while growing up in Moscow. (TOS - The Janus Gate novel: Past Prologue)

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Charles Tucker III stated that the Romulan centurions were no Eagle Scouts. (ENT novel: Kobayashi Maru)

Gary Mitchell instructed Lee Kelso to polish his Boy Scout knife since James T. Kirk was leading them into the deep woods again. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

In 2267, Leonard McCoy called Spock a "pointy-eared boy scout" in front of Hikaru Sulu. (TOS novel: Twilight's End)

In 2268, McCoy described a week of shore leave on the frontier planet Rhinegelt camping and hiking with Spock as boy scouting. (TOS - The New Voyages short story: "The Hunting")

While marooned with her son and crewmembers from the USS Enterprise during the Genesis incident, Carol Marcus claimed that James Kirk was "never a Boy Scout." (TOS movie & novelization: The Wrath of Khan)

In 2275, McCoy used the "Scout's honor" to signify his honest nature. (TOS novel: The Better Man)

In 2376, Ro Laren thought of Nog as a combination of scoundrel and Federation Boy Scout. (DS9 - Star Trek: Section 31 novel: Abyss)

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