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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 Pinewood Derby March 2

Posted on Feb 19 2019 - 11:05am

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

The History of Pinewood Derbies

Posted on Feb 19 2019 - 11:04am

Interesting article from Bryan on Scouting.

Scoutbook is Free

Posted on Feb 19 2019 - 11:04am

See this Bryan on Scouting Blog for Details.  Since ScoutBook was announced to be the new version of "internet advancement reporting" through a yet-to-be-released function called "Scoutbook Lite", this is going to be worth investigating by every Unit.  On a related note, in a private message the National Director of Cub Scouting reports that the (not very) old "Cub Hub" or "Learning Library" has been allowed to languish (they never even updated the requirements when so many changed in the 16-17 program year) because ... they will use ScoutBook to share information.

Cub Summer Camp is the Most Fun Event Ever

Posted on Feb 12 2019 - 1:24pm

Seriously: Cub Summer Camp is the Most Fun Event Ever! Information and registration is now online at www.CampBertAdams.org/CubOvernight, and you'll find Family Overnight Camping Fun in all sizes, from:

  • One Night Summer Family Camps running from Saturday at 1 PM to Sunday at 10 AM on June 8-9 and June 22-23
  • Two Night Weekends ... there are Three Sessions of Overnight Weekend Camp, from Friday at 2 PM - Sunday at 8 PM, July 5-7, July 12-14 and July 19-21
  • Three Sessions of  Specialty Camps for designed for Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (so, current 2nd through 4th Grade), running Monday at 10 AM - Wednesday at 8 PM as follows:
    • Shooting Sports Specialty Camp: July 8-10
    • STEM Specialty Camp: July 15-17 
    • Aquatics Specialty Camp: July 22-24

Go as a Pack, a Den, or just you and your Scout -- and you can go more than once ... more at www.CampBertAdams.org/CubOvernight.  

Reminder About Streamlined Cub Scout Adventure Plans

Posted on Feb 12 2019 - 1:24pm

This Cub Scout Adventure Plans pages include "Streamlined" Adventure Plans, super for weekend catchup advancement activity.  As a reminder: many Den Leaders and parents and helpers who are trying to lead Den activities to work on Handbook Adventures have noted some issues with the printed Den Leader Guides ... such as:

  • Too Many Meetings!  Under the Guide used before 2015, a Den Leader could deliver the activities needed to earn a Rank in as few as 8 meetings, no more than 12 ... these Guides use a "three meeting model" that would have you do 18 meetings (more if you don't have the family faith adventures done by families at home).
  • Too Many Excess Activities.  OK, some of the extra activities added into "Gatherings" and "Activities" are super fun if you have enough leaders and you can deliver the activities, but ... many appear to exist as "filler" for meetings.  And if you're a Den Leader without a lot of time or help, you want to be efficient.     
  • Not Outdoors Enough.  One of the great improvements of the new Handbooks launched in 2015 is that there is less "classroom" stuff, and more "hands-on" and outdoor activity.   
  • Weekend Work.  The "three meeting" model makes it tough to translate how to deliver the Adventures on weekend field trips, campouts, picnics, etc., when Dens might spend more than an hour together and could have a terrific time accomplishing these Adventures. 

So, to help Den Leaders and families deliver the Cub Scout Adventure program,

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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