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.  To find how how Cub Scouts have fun, please join us on September 20 from 10 to 3 at Starr Park in Forest Park for the Cub Fun Fair.

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

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:16pm

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 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 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.  

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

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:13pm

Even now that you're back to school but your official "Sign Up Night" isn't here yet, you still have great potential for Parent to Parent and Scout to Scout contact at School to get recruits -- check with your Schools about what you can do, but among your "Pack promotion" options are: yard signs (to promote your Sign Up Night and Pack Events), posters around the school (Promote Signup and Pack Events and Contact Info), flyers for handout and website posting and email and facebook (Promote Signup 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), Can You Have Hands On Displays After School at Car Pool or Schoolyard? (like a tent or games or derby track, check with Your School), Be There Strong at PTA Events and Back to School Parent Events (Check Your School Calendar and find out what you can do), Get in the School / Church Newsletter and Website and eBlast, 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

Recruiting Step Five: Sign Up Rally! Fun!

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:11pm

As soon as possible after the first day of school, use a "Sign Up" or “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 Sign Up Meeting with Fun Breakout for Kids, or (2) a Fun Activity with Sign Up and Pack Info Breakout for Adults.  Either way can work … some do both … with both a “School Night” Sign Up Meeting with Fun Breakout for Kids and a weekend Fun Activity with Pack Info Sign Up Breakout for Adults.  Our calendar shows Sign Up Nights scheduled by Brandon and Daniel (email the Webmaster to get the Login).  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 Aug 17 2014 - 8:09pm

OK, you’ve spread the word on your activities, got signups at Open House and through back to school events and Sign Up Nights … 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.  Youth and Adult Applications are found in our "About Scouting & How to Join" page.  And Call and Email all of the “maybes” on your list, and invite the “maybes” to the next Pack fun events ...  

Recruiting for Boy Scout Troops ... Go. There's nothing stopping you.

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:08pm

All of the noise and (most of the) flyers flying around are about Cub Scout Recruiting (because if Packs and Troops play the game right, those Cub Scouts want to do Boy Scout Stuff by the Spring of 5th Grade), but Troops -- and Scouts in Troops -- should be ready, willing and able to recruit boys in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Grade and higher ... see this posting on "Bryan's Blog" for tips, and the attached if you want to start with flyers.  P.S.: Your Boy Scouts can probably create better photo / video / social media messages for thier friends if you let them!  Or you can show them this Atlanta Area Council Movie Trailer from the expanding AAC YouTube site.  And from across the pond, see this video, which is really really well done, as is this one.

Roundtable Thursday August 14 at Woodward (social time at 6:30, sharing ideas at 7:00)

Posted on Aug 12 2014 - 4:45pm

The Thursday August 14 Roundtable at Woodward Academy Middle School Cafeteria (corner of Jackson and Cambridge, in the courtyard) serves up a Southern Scouting "Meet and 3" concept:  let's "meet" each other with some focus on the "meet and greet" of potential Scouting recruits at schools, neighborhoods, "Sign Up Nights", car pool lines, school events, church events and more, and the Three are the Big Three District Events coming up: Bike Rodeo on September 6Cub Fun Fair on September 20 and Cub 'n' Camp O Ree October 3-5.  Many options to have fun in Scouting are available for the helpful, friendly, courteous and kind.    

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