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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.

Welcome Leaders / Parents / Helpers: a District Website Guide

Posted on Mar 11 2019 - 3:27pm

Spring is a time when Unit Charter Renewals have posted, and sometimes we find out about newly registered leaders and parents, many of whom will be receiving their first eBlast message this week.  We hope that you find this resource useful ... most of the information here needs no login, and when you do want the login codes, just email the Webmaster.  Some of the pages you might find useful are:

  • "About Scouting and How to Join" -- has Adult and Youth Applications, links to Scout Shop locations, ways to contact key District Leaders who can help you, and other resources that give an introduction to Scouting, and how to start or join a unit.
  • Our Family Scouting pages are a practical guide to girls in Cub Scouts and in Scouts BSA.
  • Our Streamlined Cub Adventure Plans are just that ... streamlined, so you can do them in one shot on like a weekend afternoon, rather than over three meetings with the extra elements of the Den Leader Guides.  These are also found, Adventure by Adventure, in our Cub Scout Adventure Plans pages.
  • Our Leader Training page that has an Overview of Training and links to on line training available to you right now: See the site for details.
    • There's also links to how to get live/ in person Training here and around the Atlanta Area (because you can take training offered in other Districts and Councils too ... it's OK!). 
    • You'll see attachments referenced in training, like a generic Pack Budget spreadsheet you can adapt for your pack, and the Cub "Pack Leadership Team Training" outline we use.
  • To have fun and do Scouting right, you need activities, so the Activity Ideas Page gives month by month ideas about event to be sure that your Pack Families have good fun activities upcoming -- some activities good for Troops are listed too, especially in the giant list of places to go.   
  • Our Recruiting Tools page gives you materials to help you recruit new members and leaders and helpers.  
  • For Cub Scout Packs, Cub Scout Adventure Plans are attached with links to annotated Den Leader Guides and advice about how to use those Guides (since they have many more "outdoor" adventures and "hands on" activities), along with some supplemental resources that flesh out the ideas in those plans.  
    • Click on the Cub Scout Meeting Plans page and you'll see pages for all five levels of Cub Scout Ranks, plus Mixed Den ideas and other resources.
  • The District Activities page includes descriptions of events put on by District Volunteers, like Twilight Camp (Cub Scouts, June or July), Pinewood Derby (Cub Scouts, Late Winter / Spring), Cub Fun Fair (Cub Scouts, September), District Banquet (all Leaders all Units, Winter), and the Order of the Arrow page has information about this organization, which is Scouting’s national honor society, known as a brotherhood of cheerful service. 
  • "More Help For Leaders" lists more Ways We Help Units and Leaders and Scouts, like:
    • Our Unit Finances page has information about fundraising and other finance resources; 
    • The Atlanta Area Council has financial aid and other resources described on the ScoutReach Resources page; 
    • Most every Unit does Service Projects, and that page has ideas; 
    • 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.  And more.
  • There is a "Roster of District and Unit Adults".which has Units listed as "patrols", simply because our product is an "off the shelf" Troop Website product. 
    • So on the right side of the Roster of District and Unit Adults you'll see a list of all of our units, and if you click on any of them, you'll see that those "leaders of youth" have one or more leaders (usually Chair and Cubmaster/Scoutmaster), plus the other adult leaders known to the District Webmaster (update the Webmaster by email).  
    • The other key list is on the left side of the Roster of District and Unit Adults: a list of all of District Leaders (called Adult Leaders, since they lead/serve the adults of the units).  I
    • f you know of another leader or interested parent in your unit whose email is not on your part of the Roster (or whose email is not correct on the Roster), that means that they are not getting direct access to this information and these resources, so please update the Webmaster by email
  • There is a District Calendar of key upcoming events that you and your Unit may want to consider; scroll through to find events that might be of interest to you as a Leader and your Scouts for their fun and advancement. 
  • To serve our Units, we need volunteers ... so see the "Help Wanted" page, or "Ways Adults can Help the Units and Youth of Clayton County and South Fulton County ... What Would You Like to Do?"  This lists possible ways that the different (but inter-connected) District volunteers -- those helping multiple units -- can be engaged to help multiple units. 
  • There are Links to various Helpful Websites.  These links include these categories: (1) "Official" Websites of utility to many of us; (2) Links to Advancement sites that list advancement requirements, and help "track" advancement; (3) Camping Resources, both "Where to go" and "What to do" once you get there; (4) Local Atlanta Activities and Destinations (places to go, things to see); (5) Lots and lots of Scout Program Resources (Pages of Links for both Den and Troop Meetings and Events, including Ideas for Activities, Ceremonies, "how to" do stuff, and much much more . . . .); and (6) Support and Miscellaneous (where to get stuff that Leaders might want to use -- browse that site, and you'll go "oh, so that's where you get those!).
  • We have Files of Resource Items for your use ("files" contain things we made, rather than things we link to). These include (1) some Scouts BSA and Cub Scout Leader tools not found on other websites; (2) District Administration tools with our own information (not found on other websites) about Popcorn and fundraising and District Awards.

FYI, this Website is an "off the shelf" website product used by Scouts BSA Troops, so that's why you'll see references to things like "Scouts" in the District and Unit Leaders Roster who are really adult leaders and parents, but ... the only names and emails on our Roster are "adults" serving Scouts or interested in Scouting as parents or helpers (some of whom are double listed as "Adult Leaders" on the Roster if they are District Volunteers, because in that role they also serve adult leaders).

 And if you want to "opt out" of these messages, email the Webmaster 

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Mar 11 2019 - 3:00pm

Highlights of the most recent District News were these (click links for information):  Sad News: Mark Ford Memorial Service March 23 ... May 18 Catfish Rodeo at Sweetwater Creek State Park ... and from the prior week:  District Pinewood Derby March 2 ... Opt In, Opt Out ... 

Sad News ... Mark Ford

Posted on Mar 4 2019 - 4:46pm

We are sad to report to you that Judy Ford's husband, Mark Ford, passed away on February 19, 2019 after a long illness.  His memorial service will be held at Forest Park United Methodist Church at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  Judy is the beloved Cubmaster of Pack 487, Scoutmaster of Troop 487, member of the District Committee, a Unit Commissioner, and has helped with many many events in the District over the years.  Judy was recognized with the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award by the Atlanta Area Council in 2016.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Judy and the family and friends of the late Mark Ford.  

May 18 Catfish Rodeo at Sweetwater Creek State Park

Posted on Mar 4 2019 - 4:27pm

More here, or attached.  

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Mar 4 2019 - 4:21pm

Highlights of the most recent District News were these (click links for information):   District Pinewood Derby March 2 ... Opt In, Opt Out ... and from the prior week:  District Pinewood Derby March 2 ... The History of Pinewood Derbies ... Scoutbook is Free ... 

District Pinewood Derby THIS SATURDAY March 2 at Jonesboro First UMC

Posted on Feb 26 2019 - 5:02pm

The Southern Crescent Pinewood Derby will be Saturday March 2, 2019 at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, 142 South Main Street ~ Jonesboro, GA. 30236.  Registration @ 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. in the Christian Activities Building, Race Starts Promptly @ 10:15 a.m.

  • The Competition is Open To All ~ Scouts, Siblings And Adults
  • Scouts Must Use Current 2019 Car ~ District Race Rules
  • Race Entry Fee $5.00 Per Registrant
  • Concessions will be available to purchase!
  • Every Participant Will Receive A Patch, A Driver’s Card And A Certificate!

See you there.  Flyer attached

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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