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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 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.

Breaking News: "Early Adopter" or "Soft Launch" possible for Girls in Cub Scouting

Posted on Dec 15 2017 - 5:16pm

While we wait to hear from the Atlanta Area Council, a December 14 Livestream Video announced that electing Councils, and approved Packs (that meet the conditions noted below) may begin to accept Girls into girl Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos I dens starting as soon as January 15.   

Further details from a Facebook Commissioner posting [some Editor Notes flagged]:

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Dec 15 2017 - 5:06pm

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 ... but 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.

Cub Scout Den Leader Guides ... Free. Updated. Here.

Posted on Dec 15 2017 - 5:05pm

Cub Scouting is not about "doing meetings" but about "having Adventures".  Each Cub Scout Rank had new Rank Advancement Requirements roll out in 2015 (with some updates in November 2016), new Handbooks at each Rank, and new Den Leader Guides to deliver that program of Adventure.  The big changes are more hiking, more camping, more outdoors, more hands on fun ... less lecturecut back on craftsminimizing boring meetings if parents and leaders follow the spirt of the program.  

The Den Leader Guide material was available online to make it easy for leaders and parents to deliver the program in 2015, but the BSA removed all but 3 from each rank from the free site.  We think that shortsighted, so to be loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, etc. to the volunteers who lead Cub Scout Adventures, we've posted every Adventure Plan on these pages, plus the Introduction Section to each Den Leader Guide (which is exactly the same in each Guide, except for a few pages about the specific Adventures for Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos, each of which is inserted in our version) and the Appendix of Resources (which is exactly the same in each Guide, except for a Webelos Uniform page that we added in our version of the Appendix of Resources) -- if you have questions email the Cub Leader Trainer.  We do encourage Packs to buy each of the Guides by the way!!  So, while the CubScouts.org Learning Library may not have it all right now, we do:

$1000 Gift Card Drawing for On-time Recharter

Posted on Dec 12 2017 - 1:46pm

From District Executive Zach Fisher:  "Turn in your re-charter on time and you have a chance to win a $1,000 REI gift card!  It’s simple. Every Pack, Troop, or Crew in Southern Crescent with an on-time renewal will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 REI gift card. This drawing is JUST for Southern Crescent and does NOT include the rest of the Atlanta Area Council.  

But wait, there’s more! Turn it in at Roundtable on Thursday, December 14th or to the Program Center by Friday at 5pm, and you receive TRIPLE entries.   Last year, FEWER THAN 10 units turned in re-charter before the December 31 deadline, so the odds are in your favor."

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

Posted on Dec 12 2017 - 10:21am

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.  

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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