During summer vacation, Scout is playing outside with Jem and also meets a seven-year-old child named Dill. They all have an activity outside where they are rolling down a street in a car tire. Scout lands near a house that is populated by Boo Radley, someone who has been the subject of negative rumours to Jem and Dill. Scout is so dizzy when she gets out of the tire that Jem must pick her up. At night, the three go around the house to see if they can get a look at Radley. Atticus tells Scout not to later on.
When Scout gets back into school, she gets into fights over her father Atticus, who has now taken a legal case defending a black man named Tom Robinson, which puts him in a negative light to people of Maycomb County. At the trial, which Scout and Jem both attend, she hears Atticus' speech. She later also hears from Atticus that Robinson has been shot dead after the trial.
Later, when Scout does a Halloween pageant at her school in she dresses as a giant ham, she walks home from the school and becomes the near victim of an attack by Bob Ewell, one of the people accusing Robinson of the crime. Both Jem and Scout are rescued from Ewell as he falls on his own knife. Scout learns that Boo Radley was the person who saved the life of Jem and her. She later regrets the fact that she has not given Radley enough in return to compensate for Radley saving the life of Jem and her. She also didnt do that much work
Scout is one of the protagonists of the novel and film, but not the main one. She is sweet to her father but also will fight to defend him. Scout never has a bad feeling about Radley in the first place, although actually likes him when she learns that Radley saved her.