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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.

District Meeting Thursday ... District Banquet Saturday

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 8:02pm

Reminder:  Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 pm is a Roundtable and District Committee/Commissioners Meeting, to discuss the topics of Girls in Scouting, new and renewed priorities in the District, Summer camps (day camp and resident camp), and anything and Everything that YOU bring to the table.  Saturday, January 20 at 6:30 is the District Awards Banquet: “It’s a Country Hoe-down”, with Chili Cook Off.   Both are in the Woodward Academy "Middle School" Cafeteria, behind 3463 Jackson St, College Park, GA 30337 ... entrance is in the Courtyard.  

More on Girls in Cub Scouting ... Steps Your Pack Can Take Now

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 7:55pm

We've previously posted Announcements about the BSA seeking input on ways towards "Making Scouting Accessible for Families" back in August, followed by the October 11 announcement of the BSA decision that "Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts", and the December 14 notes about the "Early Adopter" or "Soft Launch" Starting January 15 for Girls in Cub Scouting that Councils can elect.   Some updates:

What should your Pack be doing? 

  • Talk among your leaders and families ... do you want to include girls in Cub Scouting? 
    • Note: you don't have to.  
    • If you want to be an "All Boy" Pack, that's perfectly fine.
    • You can also create a "sister Pack" ... an "all girl" Pack chartered by the same Chartering Organization.
  • Whether you want to open up to more youth will depend on a lot of factors ... among them will be whether your Pack families and Chartered Organization can provide enough leaders for what could be twice as many kids.
    • If you need ideas about Recruiting ... see our Recruiting Tools pages.
    • Everything in there applies just as much to girl Cub Scout families as boy Cub Scout families.
  • When your leaders and families get a sense of what they can do and want to do, be sure your Chartered Organization is on board.  Seek their guidance, and feel free to pull in your District Professionals if you need assistance.  
    • Remember:  we're trying to "serve the whole family" ... 
    • ... girls that like Girls Scouts should stay in Girl Scouts ...
    • ... but there are girls who want to do what Cub Scouts do, and we don't want them to miss out on the fun of Cub Scouting.
    • Because Cub Scouting and Girls Scouts are different ... each is great ... we want every girl to be involved in one or both.
  • For recruiting when the current program year ends at the end of the School Year, your District Professionals will want to get a sense by March 15 or so about whether your Pack intends to open up to girls, or create a "sister" Pack for girls.  
    • That will help in planning for spring and school year recruiting.

When can you fully sign up girls?  Short answer is: when you're ready.  For some Packs, they may do the full "Soft Launch" this spring.  Other Packs that have solid Summertime Program, including Twilight Camp, Resident Camp and other activities, may want to get in on the ground floor and welcome girls at the same time you can welcome new boys:  at the end of the School Year.  If you plan to do that, be sure to notify your District Professionals. 

Cub Scout Day and Twilight Camps

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 7:20pm

See http://www.atlantabsa.org/camping/cub-scout-camping/day-camp/56993 for information on Day and Twilight Camps in the Atlanta Area Council this summer.  Southern Crescent is one of the Districts hosting camp, a Twilight Camp, July 9-14, at Woodward Academy, College Park.  Contact Amber Bullard Mays, 404-313-5377 or sctwilightcamp@gmail.com

Cub Scout Summer Resident Camp - Overnight Camp

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 7:17pm

Take it from those who have been there ...  Summer Camp is the most fun thing you and your son can do during Cub Scout Years.  See this Cub Scout Summer Camp information.  Several 3 night options in July, and a five night option for current 3rd and 4th Grade Scouts who are "Webelos Scouts" starting at the end of the school year.   Got time Wednesday night, January 17?  Attend the Cub Camping Kickoff at the Volunteer Service Center at 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Cub Scouts is not Cub SCHOOL ... Get Out, Get Active!

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 7:14pm

... if you plan Den and Pack meetings like school time, in a classroom or around a table, that's too bad ... because you're missing out on the fun and adventure -- yes, adventure -- of Cub Scout adventures that are built into the new Cub Scout handbooks and adventure plans.    Seriously ... lots of these Cub Scout Adventures are better and more easily done at Weekend Events like campouts or day hikes ending with an evening campfire ... and by families! … to have more fun, and get more family participation, Dens and Packs might do more weekend activities (invite others too ... they might join you!).  For places to go and things to do, see our Month by Month Activity Guide for easy options to set up your Family Fun Program every month, including dozens and dozens of other great places to go around Atlanta.

Free Florida or Puerto Rico Spring Break for Order of the Arrow Members!

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 7:12pm

See more at this Blog Site about SeaBreak: Rebuilding the Florida Sea Base to be held March 4 to 10, 2018, and Arrowcorps Puerto Rico, to be held March 11 to 17, 2018.

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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