Welcome to the Southern Crescent District Website!

The Southern Crescent District (formerly the Tara District and South Fulton 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.

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Recruiting Step One: Start a Calendar of Fun Activities

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 2:42pm

Following the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting, many more people will want to join a Unit that says “here’s our plan for fun activities … join us” – and our Recruiting Tools page gives you a head start that you can use, with event lists and flyers like this and this and this and more that you can revise with the events that you like.  And we’ve got plenty of ideas for activities that you can choose from: see our Month by Month Activities page.  For Cub Packs, note that most of the activities advertised on the flyer lists are District and Council events like Twilight Camp – 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 Jul 23 2014 - 2:41pm

As you set a calendar of activities and move to recruiting this spring and summer, be sure to check in with current leaders and parents … get their ideas, find out what they liked, what they want to do next year.  Your best ideas will come from them, 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 ...

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

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 2:40pm

Yeah, printed Flyers with your pictures or your pictures or wild pictures and your calendar of fun activities are great – be sure they get out there so you can advertise your activities and your unit.  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 VSC 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.  Invite them to your “end of year” graduation ceremony, summer events, and back to school Rally.  … use all these before school lets out and before your "back to school" recruiting ...

Recruiting Step Four: Open House / Meet and Greet Day: Be There Strong

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 2:33pm

Believe the Hype!  A strong presence at a school Open House / Meet and Greet Day can turn a Pack with one active leader and a handful of kids into a Pack of 40 or 50 or 60 families who are attracted to your Wild Activities.  So contact your schools (here's Clayton Schools -- their Meet and Great is August 6, here's Fulton Schools and they will have Open House days during the first week of August) and round up as many parents and leaders as you can (parents of former scouts can represent too):  hopefully you can set up a table with posters, flyers, pictures, video and demo Scout stuff (just ask … maybe you can set up a tent or portable campfire outside to attract attention there too) … be sure that your posters and yard signs and other pieces are up.  Have scouts in uniform to do Kid to Kid Recruiting … have Parent to Parent recruiting … every Family and Kid is different … tailor your “sales pitch” to what they like to do … be sure to have contact signups so that you get Names/Contact info when you have lots of people at your table.  Got families ready to join?  Get Apps Signed.  Let everyone know your upcoming Rally Event plan.  More on Open House ideas is in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting.  … so after Open House one on one contacts, the next step is a group fun Rally Event ...  

Recruiting Step Five: Rally! Fun!

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 2:32pm

As soon as possible after the first day of school, use a “Rally” event to kick off your Pack year, and Rally Recruits and Returning Families.  There are Two Key Elements of a Rally:  (1) Fun and (2) sharing Pack Information.  There are two Key Ways to Rally:  (1) a Meeting with Fun Breakout for Kids, or (2) a Fun Activity with Pack Info Breakout for Adults.  Either way can work … some do both … with both a “School Night” Meeting with Fun Breakout for Kids and a weekend Fun Activity with Pack Info Breakout for Adults.  See more in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting.  To help you, we have enhanced Rally Scripts … one for a Large Pack that definitely has dens at each level (with most den leaders recruited) and one for a smaller Pack or one that still needs to recruit a lot of leaders.  … see the wrap up steps next ...  

Recruiting Step Six: Wrap it Up.

Posted on Jul 23 2014 - 2:32pm

OK, you’ve spread the word on your activities, got signups at Open House and had a Fun Rally … be sure to collect and turn in Applications as soon as they say “yes” and collect dues (or installments to pay for Applications and any Pack provided items like handbooks) – and don’t forget to access ScoutReach Resources for those who need help.  And Call and Email all of the “maybes” on your list, and invite the “maybes” to the next Pack fun events ...  

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