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.

Online Registration is Live! … Complete the Final Steps

Posted on Jul 25 2017 - 7:25pm

From the BSA:  Online registration is now live in your council! We are excited to offer prospective members and leaders a more convenient and efficient way to join Scouting.  But we can’t do it without you … Here are the final actions you should take to make sure your unit is ready for members to start registering online:

Configure the Online Registration Tool.  Before your unit starts using the online registration system, there are some configuration decisions to make.  REVIEW THE GUIDEBOOK (PG 8)

Update your “Contact Us” pin in BeAScout.org.   Verify that your BeAScout pin is turned on and that the contact information is current and displays the information you want shown for your unit.  LEARN MORE

Complete Your Preparation Checklist.  To ensure your unit is prepared for online registration, use the checklist relevant to your Scouting role.  FIND YOUR CHECKLIST

If you need assistance, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at myscouting@scouting.org or call 972-580-2489, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time.  

In case you missed it or need a reminder, here are the steps and resources from the previous emails: 

   Create or update your My.Scouting account

    Watch the Training Videos

    Review and Bookmark the Guidebook

Go Fun Places ... Do Fun Things ... And Share What You Are Doing!

Posted on Jul 25 2017 - 7:25pm

There's so many places to go and things to do, with family and friends, and Packs and Troops.   And share what you are doing ... our "What our Scouts and Units are Doing" is a place where we'll post your Website, Facebook Page, etc., and in the Top Comment there called "Upcoming Pack, Troop and Crew Activities -- And Some Past Events", we'd like to post your Upcoming Pack, Troop and Crew Activities so that other Units can see what you do (especially so that Cub Scout Families can see what Troops do as they consider "crossing over" in the late winter/early spring of 5th Grade year ... maybe you might "buddy up" with another unit on a campout if there is room) -- and that page lists selected past events if you'd like to contact a Unit to ask them how they liked a destination. 

If You Build It, They Will Come.

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 6:16pm

If You Build It (a schedule of fun activities), They (kids and families) Will Come (and join your Pack).

Here's how it works:  consider which of these two Packs a Scout or Family might want to join:

Pack Wait and Meet -- the Pack that waits around to plan and sends a flyer home with this announcement:

"Please join our Cub Scout Pack!

Cub Scouts can go camping and biking and hiking and fishing and do a pinewood derby and things like that, but we'll have to decide when and where and then get folks to help put it on.

When school starts we'll have a Pack Sign Up night and then we'll have a meeting to decide what to do!"

Pack Power Planners -- the Pack that plans and publicizes:  they send home a flyer, with pictures of their kids, and these events listed:

"Please join our Cub Scout Pack!  Here's what our Cub Scout families can do in the next year:

A welcome back Pack Pool Party, _____, August __ at ______________, and celebrate “back to school” with a “jump in the pool”

We can attend the DragonCon Parade Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM in downtown Atlanta (free and weird!  Wizards … Hobbits … Star Wars Characters and More!)

Let’s go to the Cub Fun Fair at Starr Park, Forest Park, GA, Saturday, Sept. 9 – games, competitions, crafts, games, fun, water rockets, games, fun and more.

What Does it Mean when We See "Sign Up Night" Calendar Entries for our Pack Number????

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 6:02pm

What Does it Mean when We See "Sign Up Night" Calendar Entries for our Pack Number????  It means that Brandon and Zach have scheduled a Sign Up Night for the school or schools noted in the Calendar Entry.  

What is a Sign Up Night?  Ideally, a meet and greet orientation with fun added (what fun you have is up to you, but see the Sign Up Night page, including this plan and script for a Sign-Up Event -- the script works with a few engaged volunteers either as a presentation or as a "station to station" event.  

But if Brandon and Zach set up the Sign Up Night, doesn't that mean they do everything?  No, it's your Pack and so you should own the event and coordinate with the District Professionals -- let them know your fun activity calendar (easy to copy and edit flyers with activity lists are here), work with them on how you will tell the school families how your Pack operates -- you will know that better anyway.

Should we just have Leaders show up ... or other Parents and Families too?  Invite your current families to attend, and help with the "one on one" and "peer to peer" connections that will draw families into your Pack, especially to convey the concept of shared leadership, of Cub Scouting as a family program where Every Parent Leads.  So get your current Scouts and Families out there -- they can "sell" the program better than anyone! -- and let Brandon and Zach know your plans, so that they can support you.

Can Troops Help?  Absolutely.  Scouts and Parents who have crossed over can tell the story about how Cub Scout Fun Adventures help those little ones grow into Boy Scouts tackling High Adventure.

More helpful ideas and tools at our Recruiting Tools page and the sub-pages on Flyers and MediaRecruiting Leaders, and Sign Up Events.  

Don't forget about upcoming Training for parents and leaders, and if you haven't seen the Cub Adventure Plans pages, see them here, especially the new Getting Started: Plans for First Meetings + Bobcat Rank resources, and --

Parents: Do You Want More Active Families and Helpful Leaders? Ask Families to Join Your Pack at Open House in Two Weeks!

Posted on Jul 18 2017 - 5:17pm

Yes, that's right ... Parents have the Power!  Peer to Peer recommendations lead people to try new things, whether movies, restaurants, or activities for kids like Scouting ... and School Open House events are a great opportunity to talk Parent to Parent and Kid to Kid this week about the fun activities your Unit will do this year ... so that those families will want to join you.  Thursday August 3 is the date for all Clayton County School Open Houses: Elementary Schools from 1:00 to 3:00, Middle Schools from 3:00 to 5:00 and High Schools from 5:00 to 7:00.  Fulton County schools schedule their own dates -- see the list of Fulton County Elementary Schools here, and link through to your School Website to call ... some websites are updated, some are not, but many appear to have Open House on August 3, some on the 4th.  These "Open House" events are a great time to announce your fun activities and recruit new families!  Open Houses are “open season” for all sorts of signups – don’t miss this great opportunity to have a strong Pack presence at Open House / Registration Day / or other back to school events.  Every leader, parent and Scout who can help for a few minutes can help recruit at each one of these events.  

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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