Dear Miss Snark,
I noticed that a few agencies have a "scout division".
Can you explain what a scout division does?
This is the division that provides uniformed assistants for elderly or incapacitated agents in crossing Avenues here in New York.
Scouts look for published properties. They scout around for stuff. They're finders not agents. Don't query them.
I send books that have deals to scouts for HBO, movies and foreign sales. Not all books, all the time but some books most of the time.
They're like baseball scouts but they smoke fewer cigars and don't look much like Jon Lovitz.