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 come to our BSA Bike Rodeo September 6 10 to 2 at World Changers off Old National Highway and also 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.

Scout Stuff on Pinterest

Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 8:58am

Look here for Scout Stuff on Pinterest.  What do you have?

Save this Saturday's Cub Team Training Class!! Sign up now ... or it will have to be cancelled

Posted on Aug 19 2014 - 4:26pm

Yeah, the Cub Leader Training on August 23 in Jonesboro is an excellent opportunity for Packs ... but as of Tuesday, we only have one person signed up, and the deal is that we need signups BY MIDNIGHT on the Wednesday before to be sure we have enough participants.  As noted in the On Line Survey the Instructor needs 10 firm participants to do this class, because it is a day of set-up, teaching, and take-down, and his spouse and family are already sort of upset about the time doing Scouting stuff, but can (sometimes) understand if there are lots of people attending the event.  So ... sign up today or by midnight on Wednesday August 20 in the On Line Survey  to save the Cub Team Training Class.  Between the more than 50% of existing leaders who are not yet shown as Trained, and the new leaders and parents you're already lining up at school, in churches and neighborhoods, there are lots of people who can do this .... So bring the parents you're recruiting in advance of Sign Up Nights ... that will help you get your Pack off to a good start and help your Sign Up Night.  Bring your parents and leaders from last year.  Bring yourself.  But sign up in the On Line Survey to Save this Saturday's Cub Team Training Class!!

Cub Leader Training for Leaders, Helpers and Parents ... We Train the Team

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:19pm

The Cub Leader Training on August 23 in Jonesboro is specially constructed to teach the "team" of parents who are going to "play the game of Scouting" with the Pack, so that whether you're a Den Leader or a Committee Member or Cubmaster or just someone who helps them, you will understand how a Pack can bring the fun of Cub Scouting.  Bring your possible parent helpers to one of those, to get them started!  This program works best if several parents and leaders attend together and collaborate on how they will deliver the promise of Scouting to their families. Congratulations to attendees August 16 in College Park :Brad Whitaker of Pack 44, Marvin Webb, Kashna Fletcher, Lissette Rodriguez and Lee Reid of Pack 3310, and Bob Bickerstaff and Trippe Davis of Pack 631, with 631's Josh Flannigan and Bill Lyman assisting.  Sign up now for August 23 in Jonesboro and promote that to your new families!  There will be fun for adults there.  

Training for Troop Leaders (Scoutmasters and Assistants)

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:18pm

Brent Summers has announced that the next dates for his Boy Scout Troop Adult Leader Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are (1) Saturday, August 23 (update: not 16, sorry about that!) at First Baptist Church of Hapeville, 612 College Street (this will cover Boy Scout Leader Specific Training, an indoor class), and (2) Friday, September 12 to Sunday September 14, at Camp Bel Tel to cover Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.  Both courses (plus current Youth Protection Training) are necessary to be fully "trained" as a Scoutmaster or Assistant.  Email training@southfultonscouting.com and/or sign up in this Troop Training Signup Survey, or Register in each Calendar Site to reserve a spot.  Cost for the indoor class is $0 (but bring your lunch); cost for the outdoor class is $5 (camp rental) plus food costs to be determined when the "Patrol" of leaders plans their menu.  

Recruiting Step One: Start a Calendar of Fun Activities

Posted on Aug 17 2014 - 8:17pm

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 not a unit that says "uh, we don't know what we'll do yet, but we can have a meeting to decide".          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.  It usually takes JUST ONE PERSON to say "hey, why don't we do these events" and then everyone can get on board and you can adjust once you've got 30 or 50 or 60 families fired up and ready to go.  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 that are 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 Aug 17 2014 - 8:16pm

As you set a calendar of activities, see people around school and move to full recruiting, be sure to check in with current leaders and parents and new interested parents … get their ideas, find out what they liked, what they want to do next year.  One of the easiest ways to recruit new leaders is to (1) find out what they like to do, and (2) ask them to help do that activity!  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 ... But as you try recruit new Cub Scouts, remember: you're recruiting the family too, and you want more parents to know about the program, and the sooner they know all that Scouting is, the sooner they can help you more.   The Cub Leader Trainings on August 16 in College Park and August 23 in Jonesboro are specially constructed to teach the "team" of parents who are going to "play the game of Scouting" with the Pack, so that whether you're a Den Leader or a Committee Member or Cubmaster or just someone who helps them, you will understand how a Pack can bring the fun of Cub Scouting.  Bring your possible parent helpers to one of those, to get them started!  

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