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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 the BeAScout website for location and contact information for Cub Scout Packs (Kindergarten through 5th Grade are Cub Scouts), Scouts BSA Troops (end of 5th Grade to age 18), and Venturing Crews. 

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; Cub Scout Meeting Plans gives you "rip and run" complete plans for Meetings with your Scouts, 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 Scouts BSA Troops and Visiting Relatives too); "Leader Training" shows you how to learn more for an easier + better program, and more.  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.

New BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Form

Posted on Dec 10 2019 - 6:25pm

Details here at Bryan on Scouting (a blog you can sign up for and receive an email each day) but there is a new Annual Health and Medical Record Form at https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/.  For 2020, either the old one or the new one is fine, but starting in 2021, only the new one.  So if you're getting a physical any time next year, use the new one so it won't go out of date on 12/31/20.

Internet Advancement 2.0 is Here: Easier Reporting of Rank Advancement and Merit Badges

Posted on Dec 10 2019 - 6:20pm

Does your Unit want to enter advancement in BSA Records?  Was that hard because you don't have your "code" for the Internet Advancement Site?  Is ScoutBook still a little confusing – even though it is free now (see https://www.scoutbook.com/)?  An easier solution now exists!  The BSA has released "Internet Advancement 2.0" (formerly referred to as “ScoutBook Lite”) for all Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships currently reporting advancement via Internet Advancement.  This upgrade provides a web based interface better designed to function on any platform, desktops, tablets, and smartphones.   The site can be found through ScoutBook, at https://scoutbook.scouting.org/login, or through https://my.scouting.org at Menu == > Legacy Web Tools == > Internet Advancement 2.0.

 Internet Advancement 2.0 will not use the Unit ID and shared password any longer.  Instead it will use the same Access Control system as My.Scouting and Scoutbook.  The unit Key 3 (Charter Organization Representative, Committee Chair, & Unit Leader), Key 3 Delegates, and any Unit Advancement Chair designated in Organization Security Manager (at My.Scouting for the Unit) will be able to enter the Advancement updates.  We highly recommend that one of your unit Key 3 go into Organization Security Manager right away to ensure that the unit Key 3 are properly reflected (My.Scouting will show who the Key 3 were when the charter renewed last spring, but may not reflect transition that often occurs at the end of a school year/program year).  We also recommend that a Key 3 leader adds Key 3 Delegates in Organization Security Manager (this has to be renewed every year), and that a Key 3 leader adds a Unit Advancement Chair in Organization Security Manager (this also has to be renewed annually).  For more, see this “Bryan on Scouting” Blog:  https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/05/29/internet-advancement-upgrades/.

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Dec 10 2019 - 6:18pm

Highlights of the most recent District News were these (click links for information): Charter Renewal Time - and Tools ... What's in the "More Help For Leaders" page? ... Opt In, Opt Out ... and from the prior week:  Website Guide

Charter Renewal Time - and Tools

Posted on Dec 3 2019 - 6:43pm

For those of you who are doing your Unit's Charter Renewal, see our Unit Charter Renewal page at https://www.southfultonscouting.com/node/2598.

What's in the "More Help For Leaders" page?

Posted on Dec 3 2019 - 6:42pm

Well, more help for Leaders and Parents putting on the Scouting Program for our Youth.  Help like:

  • Finances.  See our Unit Finances page for information about fundraising and other finance resources. 
  • Scoutreach Assistance.  The Atlanta Area Council has financial aid and other resources described on the ScoutReach Resources page.
  • Recruiting.  See our Recruiting Tools page for great ideas to help you recruit new families.
  • Activity Ideas.  Want ideas about Pack or Troop Activities ... see our Month by Month Activity Ideas page, and see what our Units are Doing.
  • Den Adventure Plans.  Cub Scout Den Adventures (they are Adventuresnot merely "meetings") are very critical ... we have lots of ideas at Cub Scout Adventure Plans, including scanned versions of the Den Leader Guides and resources.
  • Service Projects.  Most every Unit does Service Projects, and that page has ideas.
  • Journey to Excellence Recognition.  Some Units use the Journey to Excellence plan to improve.
  • Commissioners (Unit Service).  Volunteers who help units beyond their "home" units are Commissioners ... see Commissioner Service for ways we help.
  • Charter Renewal.  Every Unit needs to renew their charter by the end of the year, and our Unit Charter Renewal page has all your resources for that.
  • On Line News.  We share links to Boys Life & Scouting Magazines and more, like http://scoutingwire.org/.
  • Contacts.  Contact District Leaders and Adults in other units through our Roster.  Key leaders are also listed in the attachment at our About Scouting & How to Join page.
  • Training.  Trained Leaders have more fun, get more out of the Program, and help more youth. See Leader Training for ways to become trained and have more fun.
  • Uniforms and Gear.  Many Scouts and Units need help with uniforms and gear, and so our Uniform + Gear Bank page has a plan for donating and distributing uniforms and gear.
  • Advancement.  See our Advancement page for resources on Boy Scout and Cub Scout rank advancement and awards.  

Need Help? Want to Help?  Contact the Webmaster or District Executive.   Want to help?  See our Help Wanted Page

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Dec 3 2019 - 6:41pm

If you're no longer involved or interested in Scouting and you want to "opt out" of these messages, email the Webmaster and we'll drop you from the list.  But If you want to be "all in" on Scouting, see our Leader Training page (good resources for parents too ... now with online Scoutmaster training through the National On Line Training site at ScoutingU with the same login as at My.Scouting.Org), and if you want the login codes, just email the Webmaster ... 

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