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Within the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, Scout refers, officially, to a youth member of a Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scout) troop.

• Before girls were admitted as part of the Scouts BSA program beginning on February 1, 2019, Scout was synonymous with the term Boy Scout
• Prior to the discontinuance of the Varsity Scouting program on December 31, 2017, Scout could refer to a member of the Varsity or Boy Scouting programs.
Scout may be used as an unofficial, shorthand or colloquial reference, in context, to a Lone Scout, a youth member of the Cub Scouting program, a youth member of the Sea Scouting program, or to the Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouting) Scout rank.

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