I wish there was like an attachment like a camera or something attached to a tamed compy’s back. And you can control it and look around through the camera while using the compy to run around and look. I think that is a good way to scout a tribe I wish there was something like this in the game. The camera needs gasoline to be activated just needs to be put in the compy’s inventory.
A Compy is a scout and a companion! I always have Minnie, my white Compy with light green feathers, with me. She's perked me up during rough spots, and called out when I'm near a foe, staying quiet otherwise. She cheers for me when I beat a foe solo, and does a fair bit of chip damage. She's not dimorphodon strong on attack, but 23 is still nothing to sneeze at for only 2 damage ups.
Always listen to your Compy, as that may save you from an ambush in a cave or in the forest. I know Minnie has for me--I heard her call, giving me one extra second against a nearby Raptor, allowing me to live.