A scout ship (also spelled scout-ship) was any starship employed in exploration or reconnoitering. When the Galactic Republic expanded from the Core, they sent such ships to explore new areas of space. During the reign of Emperor Palpatine, the First Galactic Empire created a prototype scout ship, the Star Herald.
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Rescue
- Rebel Rising
- "Tales from Wild Space: Stop, Thief!"—Star Wars Adventures 1
- "Tales from Wild Space: The Flat Mountain of Yavin"—Star Wars Adventures 2
- "Tales from Wild Space: Adventures in Wookiee-Sitting"—Star Wars Adventures 3
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy (First mentioned)