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.

District Elections

Posted on Oct 21 2017 - 11:46am

From District Director Brandon Dobbins on October 3: "A district nominating committee is responsible for selecting a slate of competent officers and members at large for the next year. More specifically, the committee (1) reviews the qualifications for district officers and members at large, (2) studies the participation and performance of last year’s officers and members at large, (3) makes suggestions for each officer and member at large, matching skills to needs, and (4) personally contacts each nominee and secures an agreement to serve.  The committee will submit its slate of candidates to the annual business meeting for election on Thursday, November 2nd at Woodward Academy's Middle School at 7:00PM. Eligible voters must be present at the meeting to cast their vote. Proper election procedures follow.   

Five Things to Know about BSA’s Program Expansion: Information to Clarify the AAC message

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 5:00pm

The Atlanta Area Council sent and posted this message, entitled "Five Things to Know about the Boy Scouts of America’s Program Expansion":  "Scouting has adapted regularly and has many examples of changes in membership, structure, gender inclusion, age ranges and approaches over the last 107 years. These changes have allowed each new generation of parents to utilize Scouting as a tool for raising their children as they see most appropriate.

On October 11, 2017, National BSA announced modifications approved by the National Board of Directors that it will expand its existing programs to offer Cub Scouts to girls in Fall 2018. Also announced was a program with a Boy Scout-like structure for middle/high school age girls. Serving the whole family is not new for the BSA. In fact, we have been providing programs to young girls since 1971 when we extended our Exploring program to young women. Expanding our younger programs to include girls allows us to build on the benefit of a single-gender program while also providing flexibility to our charter partners and more opportunities for youth. Through our interpretation of National BSA materials, we have created a list of five key items that may assist your understanding of modifications.

Merit Badge Clinic November 4

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 4:26pm

Troops 3499 and 1906 invite your Boy Scouts to a Merit Badge Clinic Day on November 4.  More information is in the attached flyer.

Six Steps for Sustainable Recruiting for your Unit

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 4:26pm

Here’s six steps to a successful and sustainable plan for recruiting new families into your Cub Scout Pack … because every Pack wants more active leaders, and just about every Pack wants more youth and their families to join.  Key idea:  successful, sustainable recruiting happens by action now by leaders and parents in the Unit.  If your recruiting plan begins and ends on Sign Up Night, your recruiting will likely not be sustainable.

The Big Idea to Recruit new kids and families:  kids and families want to know what you DO -- your activities, campouts, hikes, trips, action, fun, fishing, biking, whatever.  

Much less important is "when you meet", unless you just want to be a babysitting service.  

That's why Recruiting Step One is Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like 

To help with recruiting by leaders and parents (hey, parents want more leaders too!), Successful and Sustainable Recruiting Needs to be Much More than School Sign Up Nights and Buzz Ups.  Successful and Sustainable Recruiting is a Process ... the Pack Leader's Guide to Recruiting describes these six steps: 

  1. Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that families like
  2. Recruit More Leaders and Helpers - one by one, find folks who can help your unit out
  3. Let People Know! Let Families and Organizations Know your Pack Fun Event Plan. (Families join Packs that do things ... Kids join Troops that Go Places ... let them know what you're doing ... there are many ways)
  4. School and Community Events -- Show your School and Community the Fun of Cub Scouting. 
  5. Once you've laid that foundation, have Sign Up Events: School Sign Up Night and Fun Events Too!
  6. More Fun Events.  Keep expanding and extending your Calendar of Fun Events … that’s what makes families join!

All of this helps your success at Sign Up Nights at Schools -- see Our Ideas here about Signup Nights and Signup Events.  More below:

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 4:25pm

Highlights of the most recent District News were these (click links for information):  Girls in Cub Scouting: Starting in 2018. And More in 2019 ...  Opt In, Opt Out ... and from the week before:  ... District Elections ... Units Getting the Word Out: See These Facebook Sites of our Packs and Troops ...

Girls in Cub Scouting ... Starting in 2018. And More in 2019.

Posted on Oct 14 2017 - 10:45am

See this announcement from the BSA on October 11 that says, among other things, that "Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts" and "Using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts program, the organization will also deliver a program for older girls, which will be announced in 2018 and projected to be available in 2019, that will enable them to earn the Eagle Scout rank."  Exactly what that will look like is unclear -- also unclear is how the program will be delivered in the real world.  More on the nightly news, we are sure ... and more this afternoon on this Official BSA Blog.  And this fact sheet release and this FAQ release and this BSA Family Scouting page.   A "town hall" video from October 12 by the Chief Scout Executive is here.  This follows on this announcement here after the BSA National Annual Meeting in May, and this Announcement in August after a video and survey emerged.   That video later got more freely posted at sites like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7eRsj0jjJ8.  

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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