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 location and contact information for Cub Scout Packs (boys in 1st through 5th Grade are Cub Scouts), Troops and more Pack information are 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 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.  Deciding 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; 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 + 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, and more.  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.

Recruiting Step One: Have a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 5:05pm

Seriously.  The First Step in Recruiting is: Have a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like.  Families don't want to go to meetings ... Families want to have Fun, and to have Fun with Other Families.   Many more parents and boys will want to join a Unit that says “here’s our dates for fun activities … join us” -- they won’t want to join a unit that says "uh, we don't know what we'll do yet, but we'll have meetings to talk about it".  Our Recruiting Tools pages give you tools you can use to set up a fun activity plan families want to join.  It 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 your plan 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.  So focus on fun, not meetings.  Families want to do fun things with other families, and that’s where the magic of Cub Scouting happens.  … See the Recruiting Tools pages for next steps, because as you develop fun activities to do, you can start to recruit helpers and leaders … and turn Parents into Helpers, and Helpers into Leaders.   Join us for more on July 28 at the Recruiting Refreshments Party

Recruiting Step Two: Recruit more Leaders and Helpers ...

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 5:05pm

As you do Recruiting Step One: Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like, use that as your "hook" to be successful with Step Two: Recruit more Leaders and Helpers.  Cub Scout Recruiting needs to be Family Recruiting, and when you recruit a Family, you need to turn parents into helpers, and helpers into leaders.  One of the easiest ways to turn parents into helpers and then into leaders is to (1) find out what the parents like to do, and (2) ask them to help do that activity!  Many more ideas here in our Turning Parents into Leaders page and our Nuts and Bolts of Leader Organizing and Recruiting page.  As you start a Calendar of Fun Activities, 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.  If you don't ask, they can't say "yes"!  If you had a parent who was at Twilight Camp or Cub Scout Summer Campthat parent might be a leader or assistant or key helper this year.  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 can help you in recruiting roles – even if they can’t be a den leader, they may help you find den leaders if they recruit more families … and help get the word out.  So as you try recruit new Cub Scouts, remember: recruit the family too, because that’s what makes Cub Scouting different – it’s a family activity.  … see all Six Recruiting Steps for more, because with fun activities and a start on recruiting helpers and leaders, spread the word and attract families …

Thank you Twilight Camp Volunteers ...

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 3:42pm

From Amber and Brad Mays: "We would very much like to thank all participants and volunteers who attended Twilight Camp. Our camp is continually growing and improving, and without leadership and volunteers we would not be successful.  We thanked many of you at our closing ceremonies on Friday, but know that our words can never fully express our appreciation to each of you.  We will continue to improve camp and grow in numbers, thank you to the Southern Crescent District support and other BSA members of the Atlanta Area Council." 

Go Fun Places ... Do Fun Things ...

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 3:05pm

There's so many places to go and things to do, with family and friends, and Packs and Troops.   

Help For Dens That Don't Have Den Leaders Yet ...

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 3:04pm

Following up on the New Cub Scout Adventure Plans for Bobcats and Early Den Meetings (filling a gap in the Den Leader Guides for the new Cub Scout Program), and anticipating successful Sign Up Nights that bring you more Youth Signups than you have Den Leaders to run den programs, we bring you a Cub Scout Adventure Plans resource page called "Help For Dens without Den Leaders Yet" (or "Help! We don't have Den Leaders Yet ... What do we Do?").

What do you do?  Well, read the Help For Dens without Den Leaders Yet page, because you don't want to dive into den meetings until you're really ready, with enough Den Leaders and Assistants, engaged and ready to go, leading dens of about 8 Scouts of the same age (not more than 10).  

But ... you do have a great option for excellent Cub Scout Program.  The answer is do Easy Fun Family Activities, not Den Meetings, until those Dens have enough engaged leaders and helpers for Den Adventures. 

This is in line with our message: "WARNING TO PACKS:  if you don't have enough Den Leaders, engaged and ready to go with enough helpers, leading dens of about 8 Scouts of the same age (not more than 10), please do not attempt to have Den Meetings for those Dens!!!!  Instead, do Easy Fun Family Pack Activities, not Den Meetings, until those Dens have enough engaged leaders and helpers for Den Meetings".

As families have fun at the Easy Fun Family Pack Activities, you have a chance to get Den Leaders to emerge, for Assistants to step up, for Parents to agree to help and lead parts of the Den program, and for this parent / child program to reach success.

For more, see our Cub Scout Adventure Plans pages

Six Steps for Sustainable Recruiting for your Unit

Posted on Jun 26 2016 - 3:02pm

Here’s six steps to a successful and sustainable plan for recruiting new families into your Cub Scout Pack … because every Pack wants more active leaders, and just about every Pack wants more youth and their families to join.  Key idea:  successful and sustainable recruiting happens by action now by leaders and parents in the Unit.  If your recruiting plan begins and ends on Sign Up Night, your recruiting will likely not be sustainable.  To help with recruiting by leaders and parents (hey, parents want more leaders too!), follow these Six Steps to Successful and Sustainable Recruiting from our Recruiting Tools page and in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting:

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