|Prison Break 1《越狱》1（精讲之八）
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And this is the part where I extend a formal invitation.
3. On board
这个短语通常的意思是“在车/船或其它交通工具上”，在这里的意思是“成为某一组织/队伍的成员”，例如：If we want to win the game,
we must get Jack on board.
4. Boy Scout
Boy Scout 有两种意思，一是指 Boy Scouts 这个组织的成员，另一个意思是“天真、幼稚的人”，这是它的俚语用法。
“Missing in action”的首字母缩略写法。
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Boy Scouts 男童军
Boy Scouts, organization of boys 11
to 17 years old, founded (1907) in Great Britain by Sir Robert (later Lord)
Baden-Powell. It was incorporated in 1910 in the United States, where its
appearance was connected with earlier organizations-the Sons of Daniel Boone,
organized by Daniel Carter Beard, and the Woodcraft Indians, organized by Ernest
Thompson Seton. In the United States, James E. West was chief scout during the
organization's early years (1911-43). The movement spread throughout most of the
world, with the organization and program basically the same in every country.
Worldwide membership is estimated at 25 million. The first international
gathering of Boy Scouts, called a jamboree, was held in London in 1920. The
Scouts are intended to be nonmilitary and without racial, religious, political,
or class distinctions. The Supreme Court affirmed the organization's right to
limit membership to those who believe in God in 1993 and its right to exclude
homosexuals in 2000, a policy that has been controversial in some areas.
Activities of the Boy Scouts aim at mental, moral, and physical development,
stressing outdoor skills and training in citizenship and lifesaving. The basic
scout unit is a troop of about 15 boys, under the leadership of an adult
scoutmaster. Adjunct programs of the Boy Scouts include boys and young men 7 to
20 years old.
BSA "Strategic Plan Identity"
Girl Scout 女童军
Girl Scouts, recreational and service
organization founded (1912) in Savannah, Ga., by Mrs. Juliette Gordon Low
(1860-1927). It was originally modeled after the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides,
organizations created in Great Britain by Sir Robert Baden-Powell during the
early 20th cent. The membership is divided into five age groups-Daisies (5 to
6), Brownies (6 to 8), Junior Girl Scouts (8 to 11), Cadette Girl Scouts (11 to
14), and Senior Girl Scouts (14 to 17). Girls of every race, creed, color,
national origin, and economic group are eligible. Good citizenship and service
are stressed in their activities, which focus on such fields as science, math,
technology, physical fitness, the arts, and the outdoors. There are some 3.5
million scouts and adult volunteers in the United States. The World Association
of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (founded 1928) serves as the international
federation for the organizations of 136 countries.
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