Meh, scouts could be taken out with regular weapons. Use gimbaled weapons on a decently fast and maneuverable ship and they become a joke pretty much. The only thing you'll have to worry about is if they launch missiles at you.
Don't lie to people. All you need is a ship with a SLF and the AX Taipan. The fighter will be killing 2 to your 1. Also I run all bursts lasers on my Corvette and it takes 1 second to kill a scout when all 7 lasers hit at once.