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.

Recruiting Step Four: School and Community Presence and Profile

Posted on Jun 19 2021 - 5:59pm

As you develop a Pack Program Plan and Promote It … be sure that you’ve got presence and profile with your school population and your community.  Let them know the value of Scouting – let them see that your Unit delivers that value – help them help you share what your Unit does.  

School Concerns.  In 2021, remember to be patient with schools – while many adults are vaccinated, schools with Cub Scout age kids know that none of their students will have that protection when school opens back up.  So administrators and principals must remain mindful of how to best protect their students, families and staff.  

  • So be patient. 
  • As far as “get back in” or “will there be a Sign-Up Night in person”, Packs are advised to check with their District Professionals, as they are in regular contact with schools.  

But there are things that Packs – not just leaders, but parents – can do. 

  • When you have your Pack Program, and have a program flyer or information website (including photo pages) to share online, you can ask if you can get it linked on School or Community Websites.  Be sure you can show the school that your program complies with their requirements (e.g., masking, physical distancing, etc.).
  • If parents in the Pack are in touch with other parents at the School, encourage them to share the Scouting story.  Parent to parent promotion is more effective anyway. 
  • When you’ve done activities – Day Camp, Service Projects, Advancement Awards, Summer Activities – share the good news with the school and community.  
  • As you find out about school access (and whether there will be in person “registration days” or “meet the teacher” days), if you ask nice and make it easy, you might be able to leave materials for pickup by parents, and maybe also be there yourself, maybe outdoors if indoor gathering by “outside” groups is not allowed.  

And by all means, send a thank you note, email or text to the Principal and staff, just to let them know we’re grateful for all they do, and we’re here to help the community in any way we can. 

More ideas at https://www.southfultonscouting.com/node/3326#SchoolPresence.

Casting Call - Now Accepting Videos for Cub Filming

Posted on Jun 19 2021 - 5:48pm

From Ted Crouse, Chair of the Scouting on Demand team:  "The Atlanta Area Council is looking for talent for a 3-part series of Cub Scout videos for new Cub Scout families. These videos will highlight Scouting activities centered around Pack/ Den Meetings, campouts/ outdoor activities, and Cub Scouting around the home.

We are looking for:

  • Cub Scouts ages 8-11
  • Scouts BSA youth ages 12-16
  • Adult Cub Scout Parents & Leaders

To audition, please submit a short video of the person in uniform reciting the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and sharing either a favorite Cub Scout memory/ activity or what you love about Cub Scouting. Please limit your memory/ activity or what you love to 60 seconds or less. 

From The BSA to Packs: Just Have Fun in the Summertime

Posted on Jun 19 2021 - 5:18pm

In case you missed it, the June 1 Bryan on Scouting blog “Focus on fun, family and the future: Six tips for Cub Scout summer activities” includes the advice to have fun this summer – forget about working on requirements or advancement – and make memories.  “Many successful packs plan ways to get together with the only real purpose being to have fun. They might have a barbecue in a local park, visit the zoo, attend a baseball game or play at the beach.”  We would add swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, parading, picnicking, disc golf, pickleball and other games, checking out local landmarks, making s’mores and more – you and your families know what you like to do for fun.  And if you want more, you can add service in this Summer of Service in Scouting.  As you have fun and make memories, that blog post advises that you can also plan for future fun by engaging with families to build your Pack Program – to help do this, we’ve got resources for you like this page about building your calendar of activities and this Building Your Best Year in Cub Scouting YouTube. So go have Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Jun 19 2021 - 5:17pm

Webelos-Ree Campout August 20-22 Plans

Posted on Jun 15 2021 - 11:44am

The Twilight Camp Team and Troop 3499 of Southern Crescent District are hosting a Webelos-Ree Campout.

List of Activities (and links to Adventure resources), subject to getting Scouts BSA Troops to volunteer:

From Alyson Benton, a message to Scouts BSA Troops: 

Recruiting Step Three: Recruiting Adult Leaders

Posted on Jun 15 2021 - 11:34am

Got a Calendar of Fun Activities for your Pack and Dens?  Good.  Sharing and Promoting Your Pack Program?  Great.  Next Step: be on the lookout for leaders.  You’ll need the essential roles of Den Leaders, Assistants and Committee Members of course, but you’ll also want many different roles and small jobs so that every parent has a path to helping.  The best Packs and Dens create a culture of collective leadership, one where Every Parent Helps and through this process you turn parents into helpers and helpers into leaders.  

To help with this step, see https://www.southfultonscouting.com/node/3144.  There are many ideas there about how to create a culture that leads parents to answer “yes” when asked to help, from planning a menu of jobs and setting expectations to ways to ask for help to succession planning and more.  No one tool works for all – but all tools work for some.  Pick ones you like.  

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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