Scott was educated through the school in Toronto and then on to Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Toronto, attending there from 1908 until 1912. Herb played for Riverdale and St. Simon's Lacrosse Club of Toronto. These teams won provincial and Eastern Canada honors in various years from 1912 to 1922.
In 1922, Herb joined the Crescent Athletic Club in Brooklyn where he was an outstanding player for ten years. During his youth in Canada, Herb played a great deal of hockey as well as lacrosse.
Herb coached the Crescent Athletic Club from 1928 to 1932 when they had some of their most outstanding teams. Herb also played in England with the Canadian Army Team against many English teams during World War I, where he was stationed, serving in the Canadian Field Artillery.
Herb spent sixteen years officiating intercollegiate lacrosse in this country, from 1924 to 1940, and was active in all phases of intercollegiate programs.
Herb Scott passed away in 1981.