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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 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.

July 28 Roundtable is a Recruiting / Refreshments Event for Leaders and Parents

Posted on Jul 19 2016 - 9:40am

The July 28 Roundtable is a special night, scheduled because August is the start of School, with Meet and Greets and other events at schools that your Pack should cover ... while we sure hope this event is but a "refresher" for Units, all of whom can and should be following the Six Steps of Recruiting all as described at our Recruiting Tools page, this night will allow you to move forward on all of those steps, so that you are prepared when Sign Up Night happens -- so that you're prepared well before Sign Up Night happens.  

Hey, we're even going to cover what you can do to have a successful if the Council Sign Up Night brings you waaaay more youth than engaged trained leaders ... you can see our suggestions at "Help For Dens without Den Leaders Yet".  Better yet, be part of the PILOT program of a TOPRATE Den or a TOPRATE Pack ... be a "Totally Outdoor, Parent Run, Actively Targeting Excellence" Cub Scout program.   Be sure to sign up in the July 28 Roundtable page.

In case you missed it, those Six Steps are: Step One: Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like ... Step Two: Recruit more Leaders and Helpers ... Step Three: Shout it Out! Let Families know your Pack Event Plan! ... 

Meetings? Or Adventures? Do you want to be a TOPRATE Den?

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 2:25pm

See this new program idea for how to be a TOPRATE Den.  Go ahead ... be part of the PILOT Program to be a "Totally Outdoor, Parent Run, Actively Targeting Excellence" Den.  

Recruiting Step Five: Sign Up Events: Not just School Sign Up Night ... do Fun Events Too!

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 2:20pm

Remember: for Cub Scout Packs: the goal is NOT to sign up new youth.  The goal is to sign up New Families!  So have some Fun Events where you Sign Up new families.  This works best once you've done Recruiting Step One (a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like), Two (you Start to Recruit more Leaders and Helpers), Three (Let Families know your Pack Event Plan!), and Four (you let Schools and the Community know your activities too).  So have some Fun Events where you Sign Up new families.  Schedule fun events now ... if you've got a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like to share, and do something fun ... like a "Pack Party", or Pack Picnic, a fishing derby, a bike rodeo, a Pack graduation ceremony where you welcome new Tigers ... do something fun.  Go ahead with a Fun Event now and invite away! 

And when fall recruiting comes around, the same ideas apply:  after you have a big presence of Pack families at any Open House / Meet and Greet events, plan for two kinds of Sign-Up Events in August:  (1) first, one or more School Sign Up Nights (your District Professionals will work with you to schedule these for August -- but you've got to decide what kind of Fun for Families you'll have at the event), and (2) right after that, one or more Pack Fun Events where you can also share Pack Information with Adults (doesn't have to be a "Pack Meeting" ... a "Pack Party", or Picnic, or swim party, or fishing derby, or climbing gym, or Six Flags, or bike rodeo ... what do you like to do?).  Waiting on the District Professional to schedule a School Sign Up Night?  Go ahead with a Fun Event now and invite away!  Don't Wait for them!  Please do both kinds of events -- if you only have a school night, and not a pack super fun event, it will be harder to bring in new families.  See more in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting.  To help you when you pitch your Pack, we have a streamlined Sign Up Event Script geared to the start of the program year and a PowerPoint to Pitch Your Pack to Parents that you’ll need to tailor to your fun events.  

Recruiting Step Six: Wrap it Up and Turn It In

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 2:19pm

OK, you’ve spread the word on fun Pack activities, recruited leaders, got signups at your events … be sure to collect and turn in Youth and Adult Applications as soon as they say “yes” -- Youth and Adult Applications are found in our "About Scouting & How to Join" page.   And collect dues (or installments to pay for Applications and any Pack provided items like handbooks) – don't forget to access ScoutReach Resources for those who need help.  Call and Email all of the “maybes” (or people who were interested in your Pack, but faded away before you came up with your calendar of fun activities because if they know about your new calendar of fun activities they might want to join), and invite them to your next Pack fun events ...  

District Functions ... how are they doing? What should change? Do you want to Help?

Posted on Jul 12 2016 - 2:18pm

Want to help beyond your unit?  See this, or take this survey.  District Volunteers and Professionals aim to help units serve youth.  How are your District Staff and Volunteers doing?  Feel free to complete this short survey.  And feel free to give feedback in this Roundtable Survey ... even if you haven't attended.   

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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