- "It takes a certain mindset to become a scout. You have to love space and the spaceways, solitude and adventure. Just remember when you're running from a pack of savage cannibal headhunters on some backwater planet with no name but the one you've given it, that there's no other job in the world like the one you've got, and you love it."
- ―Burt Jaxton
Burt Jaxton was a retired Nova Scout during the early years of the New Republic. Jaxton loved the spaceways and space, and believed a scout needed a particular mindset in order to both succeed and love their job. Jaxton was fond of regaling tales to others, even if they did not want to hear his stories or advice.