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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 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.

At Home Adventure Pages for Cub Scouts - 83 Pages, All Adventures

Posted on Mar 31 2020 - 4:39pm

Want to Find a Cub Scout Adventure You Can Do?  More than Just Requirements?  How About Each Adventure Plan?  And tips about how to do at home?

Our How Parents Can Do Cub Scouting At Home Page Has That (Nobody Else Does) -- see the page called "Every Cub Adventure (83+) - Tips to Do at Home" with 83 (yes, 83) pages, Adventure by Adventure, for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light.  (Plus, all of the Lion "at Home" Plan Ideas are on one page.) 

So link, share, copy, post, spread and let Parents have these tools, or the ones that you like or the ones that they might want to do while at home.  

More On The "At Home" Resource Pages ...

Posted on Mar 31 2020 - 4:39pm

From the District Cub Leader Trainer:  As a Cub Scout Leader Trainer and program resource contributor on several levels over the years, I have developed an appreciation for the phrase “The Best Gift for a Cub Scout? … Get Their Parents Involved!” 

This was a longtime tagline of Bill Smith in the publication “Baloo’s Bugle”, as he shared tips there about making Scouting better. 

I’ve bought into that mantra for two main reasons:  1) it makes Families Stronger by building bonds between parent and child, and 2) it helps Lighten Leader Loads, because in so many Packs, too much work is dumped by default on den leaders.  If Dens and Packs seek to share leader tasks and engage parents, we’ll build stronger families through Scouting – and have stronger Dens and Packs. 

And Parents are Leaders.  They just are right now.  They lead at Home.  And they can Lead Cub Scouting for their kids.  They just need the resources to do that. 

It’s true that “if you give a person a fish, they’ll eat for a day, but if to teach a person to fish, they’ll eat forever”

So too with leading: “if you lead a Scout in an adventure, they’ll have an adventure for that day, but if you teach the parent to lead a Scout, they can lead forever”.  They saying is "It takes a Village to raise a Child", not "It takes the Village Den Leader to raise a Child."

So, building on elements like “streamlined” plans for Required Adventures and Bobcat Adventure Plans and making all those generally available to families (not just registered leaders), we’ve expanded our Cub Scout Adventures (meetings) Pages and “Cub Scouting at Home” with 83 (83!) Adventure by Adventure pages of “At Home” tips for each Adventure in Tiger (19), Wolf (19), Bear (19), Webelos (23) and Arrow of Light (4), plus an “At Home” Lions tip page.  Each has a copy or link to the Adventure Plan for just that Adventure to save scrolling for leaders and parents and helpers.  

More at https://www.southfultonscouting.com/node/4302 and the pages linked around that.

Yes, You Probably Need to Take Youth Protection Training Again

Posted on Mar 27 2020 - 11:32am

So, you may recall that Youth Protection Training needs to be taken every two years.  And the newest Youth Protection Training became available in February 2018, and had to be taken by October 2018.  That means every adult leader who last took Youth Protection Training in 2018 is due to renew ... so while you're at home, go ahead and take it again through My.Scouting.Org (click the YPT link that will probably appear in the Upper Right Side).  Forgot your Username and Password?  Follow the prompts at My.Scouting.Org to get those back - don't make up a new profile.   Also, be sure that your My.Scouting.Org profile has your actual BSA Number -- to add it, see these instructions, and if you're not sure what your current, active number is, email the Webmaster.

Summer Camp Reminders

Posted on Mar 27 2020 - 11:07am

For Scouts BSA Troops, see https://www.atlantabsa.org/summer for information about Summer Camp at Bert Adams Scout Camp and Woodruff Scout Camp.  For Campership Application information, see https://www.atlantabsa.org/campershipapp.  

For Cub Scout Packs (and Families):  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:

  • Cub Weekend Camp ... there are Three Sessions of Overnight Weekend Camp, from Friday at 2 PM - Sunday at 8 PM, July 10-12, July 17-19 and July 24-26 ... includes the great Outback Adventure for Arrow of Light Scouts!
  • Cub STEM Camp ... advanced sessions designed for Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (so, current 2nd through 4th Grade), running Monday at 10 AM - Wednesday at 8 PM July 13-15 and July 20-22.

For Cub Scout Summer Camp, go as a Pack, a Den, or just you and your Scout -- and you can go more than once (Register for a second session and receive $75 off your registration!) ... more at www.CampBertAdams.org/CubOvernight.  For Campership Application information, see https://www.atlantabsa.org/campershipapp.

District Awards: Banquet is Cancelled, Recognition is Not

Posted on Mar 27 2020 - 10:52am

Though we will not gather for a District Banquet, the District Recognition Committee will still recognize Units and Adult Leaders for their service and performance in 2019.  See the District Awards page at https://www.southfultonscouting.com/node/3017, and submit a nomination using the forms as described by April 30, 2020 for the May reveal of winners.

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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