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.

What Happened? Where Was This Website?

Posted on May 18 2023 - 3:50pm

After 15 years of use by many hundreds of Units around the country as well as this District and several others, the SOAR Website system and servers crashed on March 29 ... no eBlasts, all sites went "dark".  SOAR announced on April 1 (not as an April Fools joke) that the sites will not be restored but the data was retrievable -- and so as they started to share that information they announced on April 7 that a company with Scouter SOAR Website users would buy the SOAR system and get the sites back online.  On May 17, the site is back ... some functions are not restored, but will be (other details here about the timeline in March and April). 

A Great Day For Scouting. And More After That.

Posted on Mar 21 2023 - 1:22pm

This Saturday, March 25 could be a great day for Scouting:

  • A Training Extravaganza will be held at the Volunteer Service Center on March 25, with courses for Cub Scout Adult Leaders, Scouts BSA Troop Adult Leaders, and Scouts BSA Youth Leaders.  Details and registration at https://www.atlantabsa.org/training-extra
  • For all Scouts, Families, Friends (yes, invite others), the Civil Rights Heritage Hike is March 25.  Details and registration at https://www.atlantabsa.org/content/108207/The-Civil-Rights-Heritage-Hike, but you and your families and new families you invite can just show up and do the hike. And you can invite your friends and families of your Scout's classmates.

Some great April Events:

More ideas at southfultonscouting.com/node/2305 and atlantabsa.org/calendar.

Service Ideas: Service Projects and Simple Ways to Help

Posted on Mar 21 2023 - 1:18pm

A Scout is Helpful.  The fuller explanation of this Scout Law is: "Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward".  To help Packs, Dens, Troops, Crews, Scouts and their families, we can share ideas about ways to help.  Our service project page is a compendium of ideas about what Scouts can do, from large "service projects" that can be organized by Scouts and/or Units, to existing service opportunities that you can join in, as well as small ways that a Scout can help others (for younger Scouts, with help from the family).  More here

Helping Units in Your District

Posted on Mar 21 2023 - 1:14pm

There is a District Committee Meeting this Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm at the Starbucks located at 6564 Tara Blvd Jonesboro, GA 30236.

District?  Council?  What are the Possible Committee and Commissioner Roles Supporting Units, Leaders and Youth:  Scouts, Scouters and Scouting Units are part of a worldwide brotherhood of Scouting, and we gather together at National, Territory and Council events, Multi District eventsDistrict Events, and events just between Units that connect to do things together. The Atlanta Area Council organizes units in Clayton County and South Fulton County as a District called “Southern Crescent”.  Districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: programunit servicemembership and finance.

  • The program functions concentrate on helping Scouting units through training adult volunteers, youth advancement support, camping promotion, community service promotion, multi-unit activities (such as camp o rees, cub twilight camp, scout fairs, pinewood derbies, shooting sports events), and recognition of youth and adults, all of which activities are “unit support” to help units do more.
  • The unit service function of “commissioners” provides coaching and consultation by volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit -- so commissioners stay abreast of and/or are involved in nearly all district unit support functions, and have a communication function to ensure units know of good program support opportunities -- all designed to support Membership growth and retention.
  • The membership function strives for growth through new members and leaders joining existing units and (where needed) growth through the organization of new Scouting units – this must work closely with unit service and program areas (like training, activities and commissioner service) to help units be successful.
  • The finance function supports units in fundraising and can help with financial practices, and sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.

Paid professionals, including District Executives and District Directors, support these functions.

In our "Ways to Volunteer in the District to Help Units" page are some ways that volunteers can help "beyond" just one Unit through these functions.  Want to Help?  Contact the District Chair or District Executive or take this Point and Click Survey, as nearly every role could use more help, assistants, potential successors.  Also, teams can form based on interests, plus new services, events and programs may arise if someone has the passion for it ... contact information for current district leaders and committee and commissioners are found in the "Adult Leader" section of the Roster.  email the webmaster if you need Login information.

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Mar 21 2023 - 1:11pm

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 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 ...

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Mar 21 2023 - 1:11pm

Highlights of the most recent District News were these (click links for information): Keep It Simple. Seriously. ... Turn Parents Into Helpers and Helpers Into Leaders ... What's On This Website? ... and from the prior week: District Pinewood Derby Details for March 11 ... Atlanta Area Council Scouts BSA Troop Program Resources ... Email webmaster@southfultonscouting.com if you need a reminder about the login.

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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