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Welcome to the Southern Crescent District Website!

The Southern Crescent District is in the Atlanta Area Council, serving Scouts, Leaders and Parents in Clayton County and South Fulton County. See this Google Map for the location and contact information for our Cub Scout Packs (boys in 1st through 5th Grade are Cub Scouts), and a map showing Troops and more Pack information can be found at the BeAScout website

For an overview of Scouting, see this "We Are Scouts" video or this Pack 1030 animoto; or this "What Scouting Does Right" video; or this video from the May, 2010 Campout of the Century; or this one about Cub Scout Camping and Outdoor Activities!  Or this one from a Michigan Troop (the activities depicted have been done by local Troops too!).  Or these.  Trying to decide between Sports and Scouts (you can do both):  see this clip.  Like us on our Facebook Page! And see the District Flickr Photo Site.  Need more information? Please contact:

Forgot how to Login (forgot the Username and Password)? Click here. Please see the "Menu" of items to the left.  As noted in the Website Guide, "About Us & How to Join" tells you about Scout Programs and Units, gives you the paperwork needed to join, plus a list of units (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews) and contact information for leaders of those units and the Commissioners who serve them; Cub Scout Meeting Plans gives you "rip and run" complete plans for Meetings with your boys, and the Cub Scout Month by Month Activity Ideas will give you easy and fun ideas of cool places to go and things to do including this Great Big List of Places to Go (good for Boy Scouts and Visiting Relatives too!); "Leader Training" shows you how to learn more for an easier & better program; ScoutReach Resources tells you how to access help so that all of your boys can participate, and "More Help For Units" is just that, about people who can help and how to do fundraisers; "Calendar" gives detail on events; "Files" takes you to District and event information; "Links" are useful links to resource sites;and the "Roster" has contact information for our District and Unit Leaders.  We gratefully accept donations of uniforms, camping gear and Scouting resources, as part of our "Helping Our Scout Buddies" Service Project.   The Southern Crescent District serves South Fulton County, including Chattahoochee Hill Country, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto & Union City, and Clayton County, including Jonesboro, Riverdale, Rex, Forest Park, Morrow, Lovejoy and Lake City; many of us are friends with the South Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, Keep South Fulton BeautifulSafe Kids Georgia programs, among others.

Recruiting is Right Here, Right Now ... Easier than "School Nights" ... Join the Roundtable on Activities and Recruiting April 9

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 10:50am

Want more Leaders and Youth?   Of course you do.  Does recruiting begin and end at a School Night in August?  ABSOLUTELY NOT ... there are so many easier and more effective ways to recruit right here right now this spring.  Come to the Roundtable on Activity Plans and Recruiting April 9 at Woodward (pizza party, courtesy of the Council, starts at 6:30, program at 7 ... please register in advance so we know how much pizza to bring) and share ideas like those in our Recruiting Tools and the topics in our Recruiting Ideas Powerpoint slides and our Leader’s Guide to Recruiting -- steps you can start right now.  See the Recruiting Steps in these Announcements (email the Webmaster if you need a Login reminder): Recruiting Step One: Start a Calendar of Fun Activities.  Step Two: Identify Some Leaders and Helpers.  Step Three: Shout it Out! Let Families know your Pack Event Plan!   Step Four: School Events and Presence -- You Have Many Options (Check Your Schools).  Step Five: Sign Up Events! More Fun, Less Talk!  Step Six: Wrap it Up.  See the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting for more.  So, unless your Pack or Troop has too many youth and too many leaders, and you just don't want anyone else to join, please attend Roundtable on Activity Plans and Recruiting April 9 at Woodward.   With easy and super fun events to promote like Twilight Camp and Cub Scout Summer Camp even if you (as a Pack Leader) can't do attend those events, the time to connect to families is now!  Come to share your best practices and get help getting new members and fun activities. 

Exploring Engineering Academy ... May 31-June 5, 2015 at Georgia Tech

Posted on Mar 31 2015 - 10:49am

For 9th-12th graders in Scouting.  More info and Registration is in the Exploring Engineering Academy Calendar Page.  

Recruiting Step One: Start a Calendar of Fun Activities

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 10:23am

As outlined in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting, many more parents and boys will want to join a Unit that says “here’s our plan for fun activities … join us”  -- they do not want to join a unit that says "uh, we don't know what we'll do yet, but do you want to go to some meetings to talk about it?"  For Packs, it's super easy this spring: be sure to promote Twilight Camp and Cub Scout Summer Camp even if you (as a Pack Leader) can't do attend ... families can attend on their own.  Our Recruiting Tools page gives you a head start that you can use, with event lists and flyers like this and this and this wild one and more for Troops that you can revise with the events that you like.  It usually takes JUST ONE PERSON to say "hey, why don't we do these events?" ... and then everyone can get on board and you can adjust once you've got 30 or 50 or 60 families fired up and ready to go.  And we’ve got plenty of ideas for activities that you can choose from: see our Month by Month Activities page.  For Cub Packs, lots of the activities advertised on the flyer lists are District and Council events that are easier to attend – so that your families can have more fun faster. … see below for next steps ...

Recruiting Step Two: Identify Some Leaders and Helpers

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 10:21am

One of the easiest ways to recruit new leaders is to (1) find out what the parents like to do, and (2) ask them to help do that activity!  As you set a calendar of activities, see people around school and move to full recruiting mode, be sure to check in with current leaders and parents and new interested parents … get their ideas, find out what they liked, what they want to do next year ... and be sure to meet with your local school principals and key staff (your District Director and Executive want to do this ... Pack Leaders and District Professionals should do this together).  And when you find a parent who wants to go to Twilight Camp or Cub Scout Summer Camp, that parent might be a leader or assistant or key helper for the next year -- so be sure to promote Twilight Camp and Cub Scout Summer Camp even if you (as a Pack Leader) can't do it.  Your best ideas will come from your families, and someone with an idea about what to do or where to go may be your next organizer.  And parents who like the program might help you in recruiting roles – even if they can’t be a den leader, they may help you find more families and more den leaders … and help get the word out ... But as you try recruit new Cub Scouts, remember: you're recruiting the family too, and you want more parents to know about the program, and the sooner they know all that Scouting is, the sooner they can help you more.   Our Cub Leader Trainings on August 15 and September 12 are specially constructed to teach the "team" of parents who are going to "play the game of Scouting" with the Pack, so that whether you're a Den Leader or a Committee Member or Cubmaster or just someone who helps them, you will understand how a Pack can bring the fun of Cub Scouting.  Bring your possible parent helpers to one of those, to get them started!  

Recruiting Step Three: Shout it Out! Let Families know your Pack Event Plan!

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 10:20am

Don't keep your fun activity plans for next year a Secret.  Let your families know your calendar of fun activities (don't worry if you don't have every date organized yet ... if you don't try, you will fail) ... and let new families know too ... friends and classmates of your Scouts, all those Kindergarten Kids who can be Tigers at the end of May ...  invite them to an “end of school year” pack party and graduation ceremony, summer events like Twilight Camp, and other summer events.  Use printed Flyers with your pictures or your pictures or wild pictures and your calendar of fun activities to let families know – be sure they get out there so you can Advertise your Activities and Promote your Pack.  Hand ‘em out (with permission) at school (in classrooms, at the front desk, at bus/car pool, at PTA events), at church, at city hall, at parks and rec centers, stores, restaurants – wherever families go.  Get them posted on websites and facebook sites (school, church, city, neighborhood), email lists, twitter, family to family emails and facebook and twitter.  Share pictures and video of fun stuff Scouts do.  Need help with Flyers?  DEs can help with printing.  District volunteers can help – email flyers@southfultonscouting.com.  Don’t forget posters, yard signs, kid to kid cards, stickers, door hangers.  Talk it up.  Call families.   More Families = More Fun.

Recruiting Step Four: School Events and Presence -- You Have Many Options (Check Your Schools)

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 10:18am

Right here right now this spring, you have great potential for Parent to Parent and Scout to Scout contact at School to get recruits -- especially if you have some "end of School Year" pack fun events like a Pack Party to welcome new Tigers and classmates and friends, and "graduate" your Scouts into the their next rank level.  Check with your Schools about what you can do, but among your "Pack promotion" options for your spring and summer and back to school events are: yard signs (to promote your Events), posters around the school (Promote Twilight Camp and Contact Info and Pack Events), flyers for handout and website posting and email and facebook (Promote Twilight Camp and Pack Events and Contact Info), Peer to Peer Invite Cards,  and more. Can You Hand Out Flyers at Car Pool? (Check with Your School), when you have School Events Can You Have Hands On Displays at Car Pool or in the Schoolyard? (like a tent or games or derby track? Check with Your School), Be There Strong at PTA Events and End of School Year Family Events (Check Your School Calendar and find out what you can do), Get in the School / Church Newsletter and Website and email list, Get on the Good Side of School -- Ask About "Service Project" Ideas and See if Your Pack Can Do One (Check with  Your School), and more.  So contact your schools (here's Clayton Schools and Fulton Schools) and round up as many parents and leaders as you can (parents of former scouts can represent too):  at "School Events" hopefully you can set up a table with posters, flyers, pictures, video and demo Scout stuffMore on Open House ideas is in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting. More at Recruiting Tools

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