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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 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.

Helping Multiple Units? Hosting a District or Multi-Unit Event? Want to Advertise? Here's help . . .

Posted on Oct 14 2014 - 3:04pm

If you are serving Units in the District for any function or service, or putting on a District wide event or one for multiple units -- whether one "done before in our District" or a brand new idea -- and you want to get the message out about your function or service or event and what you do and how you can help (in the Website Menu, on Announcements like this, through email), contact the Webmaster, and we'll help make sure your message will get out to those you want to contact.  

Where can I get Ideas about what to do at Cub Scout Meetings? ...

Posted on Oct 14 2014 - 3:03pm

 ... see our Cub Scout Meeting Plans page for some great meeting plans that line up with Rank Advancement, and more ideas for fun.

How to put the Outing in Scouting? Where can we go? What can we do? ...

Posted on Oct 14 2014 - 3:02pm

 ... see the ideas in our "Month by Month Activity Ideas" page and the "Great Big List of Fun Things to Do Around Atlanta" ... if it's fun, fun for families, and safe, then it's Cub Scouting!

Don't Forget: Your Youth Protection Training has to be updated every Two Years ...

Posted on Oct 10 2014 - 11:40am

... This Means You!  Because most of the leaders in the Southern Crescent District need to renew Youth Protection Training before the end of this year -- here is the District and Unit by Unit Snapshot of who needs YPT as of October 10.  To take it online, log into your profile at www.MyScouting.org (if you forgot your Username or Password, follow the instructions on that page to retrieve it).  You can do the Training live using the Youth Protection Training Facilitator's Guide that you can conduct in your own units, and then any current registered "Key Three" of the Unit can "enter training" for other current leaders in the new https://my.scouting.org/ website through Training Manager -- How?  See the How to Update Training Records Slides in our Leader Training page.  Congratulations Troop 919, Pack 1030, Troop 1906, Pack 1341, Pack 717, Troop 373 -- of your current registered leaders are "good" through 2014 ... every other unit: you've got some current leader who is expiring before 12/31/2014, so if they are to stay on your charter, you need to get their Youth Protection Training updated now.  Who? See the District and Unit by Unit Snapshot of who needs YPT as of October 10.

Roundtable Recap -- Good Scout Stuff Happening

Posted on Oct 10 2014 - 9:53am

Thanks to those who attended Roundtable on Thursday, October 9, where attendees included Gail Allen (presenting on Wood Badge and sharing the Youth Protection Training Facilitator's Guide that you can conduct in your own units), Brad and Amber Mays (of Troop 112, but also our Cub Scout Twilight Camp Directors for the "Adventure Takes Flight" Twilight Camp next June 15-19 at the Lower School of Woodward Academy), Andrew Fountain (of Troop 909, which is planning to go camping on some rustic farmland in another week or so), Gil and Stafinee Patterson (Gil received awards for Troop 1906's participation at the Leave No Trace Camp o Ree at Cub n Camp O Ree -- photos here -- and Stafinee is a newly signed up Unit Commissioner), Mari Sweat (of Troop 488, with a campout in Clayton County in another week or so), Frank Tapia (whose Troop 7250 will soon go camping at the Clinton Nature Preserve in Douglas County).  Carolyn Clark (whose Pack just completed a Church Back Yard Campout enjoyed by all -- Carolyn encourages leaders to nominate deserving Scouters for the Silver Beaver Award), Curtis Foster (who has a lot of excited young Cub Scouts in Pack 374), Amy Kipp (who has a lot of new Cub Scouts working well with each other, and witnessed how current registered "Key Three" of the Unit can "enter training" for current leaders in the new https://my.scouting.org/ website through Training Manager -- How?  See the How to Update Training Records Slides in our Leader Training page -- Amy is now up to date!), George Kay (who reported on Scouts earning three patches for service at the recent Duty to God Encampment), Jim Waddell (of Troop 631, describing the upcoming Webelos Winter Camp at Black Rock Mountain State Park), Bill Lyman (of Troop 631, Unit Commissioner for Pack 1030, praising the Cub Fun Fair event -- Photos here), Tricia Elam (of Pack and Troop 631, with Webelos II Scouts eager to do Winter Camp at Black Rock), Allyson Benton (of Troop 3499, who were all fired up about Shotgun Merit Badge last weekend), Bert Bender (reporting that Cub n Camp O Ree had the desired effect: Cubs and Families see what Boy Scouts do, and want to do it when they are in the spring of their 5th Grade year), and Daniel DeGraffenreid (excited about all of the participation, and looking forward to Charter Renewal being complete).  Most participated in a review of the new online Unit Charter Renewal site, which has everything that you need to complete renewal of your Charter, and your Charter Renewal Champs have their codes ... so, go, nothing is stopping you from Charter Renewal ... start with this Recharter Fast Start One Page Plan

Special eBlast ... Leader and Parent Roundtable on Thursday with Youth Protection Training, and More ...

Posted on Oct 7 2014 - 8:17pm

This is an eBlast from your District Website (if you forgot the Login, email the Webmaster), accelerated from the usual Wednesday wakeup, since we have two important opportunities to help us help kids. This Thursday Oct. 9 at 7 at Woodward's Middle School is the Roundtable for Leaders and Parents, including Youth Protection Training and helpful friendly courteous kind sharing of ideas about how to play the game of Scouting (social time and snacks at 6:30).  Then this Saturday October 11, an encore of the Cub Parent and Leader program which will be the last one for fall 2014 in the District.  We'll start at 10 am and wrap about 2:00 pm or so, and then start a Youth Protection Training if needed.  The new location is World Changers Church International, 2500 Burdett Rd, College Park, GA 30349, in the Fellowship Hall.  Please register here in this On Line Survey or contact the Cub Leader Trainer to sign up so we have enough materials.

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