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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 "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!  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.

Council "Program Kickoff" Saturday morning, April 26 at the Volunteer Service Center

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 9:22am

If you want a morning of ideas about how to plan stuff your Unit can be Doin’, sign up to attend the Council "Program Kickoff" Saturday morning, April 26 at the Volunteer Service Center.  "Program Kickoff" will feature a morning of presentations on topics like Planning an Activity Calendar, Ways a District can Help, Safe Scouting, TrainingAdvancement, Funding Scouting, RecruitingCamping, and Cub Scout and Boy Scout panels.  Exhibits will include C.O.P.E./Climbing programs, Shooting Sports, Summer Camp, High Adventure, Internet Advancement, Wood Badge, National Youth Leader Training, University of Scouting, Wilderness First Aid, Spring and Fall Recruiting, Popcorn, Camp Cards, Scouting for Food, Scout Days, Spooky-Ree, Journey to Excellence, Duty to God Encampment, and Religious Emblems, maybe also advancement program changes for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  Oh, and if you want a "head start", click on those links!

Get Ready for Camp Day -- May 10 at the Fairburn Scout Shop

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 9:22am

We've put a "Signup" on this May 10 event so you can show you're going, because ... well, it's in our District (in Fairburn), the event can use both people to help with Camping Demos as well as Scouts, Leaders and families to participate, so attend and enjoy -- better yet, help Troop 909 ASM Jake Fountain and come show your stuff and demo Scout Activities (see the flyer for ideas -- definately need volunteers for were first aid demonstrations and backpack packing demonstrations), and use this event to Promote your Pack or Troop -- invite families to attend! 

What's Going on with Email Lists (and HeartBleed)

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 9:22am

 Here's why emails to emails lists are messed up this week, and why you should be careful (1) to identify yourself in any email you send to an email list (with your own email), and (2) not to reply to any email unless you really really need to "reply to all" (you probably don't).  From our provider about a short term "fix":  "SOAR Customers: A few of our customers have come up with a "method" that will help you better use the current configuration of Email Lists.  When a member sends an email to an Email List, have them put their own address in the TO field along with the Email List address.  TO: <Email List address>, <sender's email address>.  This will accomplish a couple things: It will help those receiving the email identify who the email came From.  If they use Reply All, both email addresses will show in the TO field of the reply. Then can then remove the Email List address to contact the sender directly.  Another option is to have the sender put their own email address in the TO field and put the Email List address in the BCC field.  TO: <sender's email address>  BCC: <Email List address>  This will accomplish a couple of things:   It will help those receiving the email identify who the email came From.   Reply will go back to the sender.   Reply or Reply All will not go back to the Email List."  Here's the summary of the Email List Problem:   "SOAR Customers,  The change that Yahoo made over the weekend has been creating chaos across the Internet this week. Here are some articles with more information.

Come to Roundtable! Welcome to Brandon Dobbins! Welcome to his boss, Tracy Techau ... Welcome to Moe's!

Posted on Apr 8 2014 - 9:06pm

We have a terrific new District Director, Brandon Dobbins, and you are invited to come meet him at our “Roundtable Meeting”, this Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm at Jonesboro United Methodist Church CAB, 142 S Main St, Jonesboro, GA 30236.  Other reasons to attend include: (1) we recognize Troop 112 Scoutmaster and District Advancement co-Chair George Fenn for earning the Silver Beaver Award (the highest honor a Scouter can receive from the Council) -- he'll be out of town, but we'll still say nice things about him; (2) special guest – Atlanta Area Council Scout Executive Tracy Techau;  (3) it's "open hut" night for the new + improved Troop 136 Scout Hut; (4) meet your fellow Scout leaders and share how you play the game of Scouting, and (5) FOOD … the Council is catering the event (Moe's).  All Leaders and Parents and Volunteers are invited.

Youth Aviation Adventure April 19

Posted on Apr 8 2014 - 9:06pm

Details about Youth Aviation Adventure are here.  Email the Webmaster if you need a login reminder.

Do You Need or Want ...

Posted on Apr 8 2014 - 3:31pm

...  Ideas for Upcoming Activities? See our Month by Month Activity Ideas page.  ... to See What Other Units are Doin'?  See our "What Units are Doin'" page, where we keep a running list of upcoming unit weekend events...  Financial Help?  See our ScoutReach Resources page.  ... to Help with the Bike Rodeo or a Cub Twilight Camp?  contact the District Executives to get on board!  ... to Help other Units in Some Other Way?  See our Help Wanted page for ideas -- all who will work together cooperatively for the benefit of Youth are invited.

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