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.

Helping Units in Your District

Posted on Feb 26 2024 - 2:07pm

The next Southern Crescent District Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 29 at 7:00 pm over Zoom.

What are the Possible Committee and Commissioner Roles Supporting Units, Leaders and Youth:  Scouts, Scouters and Scouting Units are part of a worldwide brotherhood of Scouting, and we gather together at National, Territory and Council events, Multi District eventsDistrict Events, and events just between Units that connect to do things together. The Atlanta Area Council organizes units in Clayton County and South Fulton County as a District called “Southern Crescent”.  Districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions: programunit servicemembership and finance.

  • The program functions concentrate on helping Scouting units through training adult volunteers, youth advancement support, camping promotion, community service promotion, multi-unit activities (such as camp o rees, cub twilight camp, scout fairs, pinewood derbies, shooting sports events), and recognition of youth and adults, all of which activities are “unit support” to help units do more.
  • The unit service function of “commissioners” provides coaching and consultation by volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit -- so commissioners stay abreast of and/or are involved in nearly all district unit support functions, and have a communication function to ensure units know of good program support opportunities -- all designed to support Membership growth and retention.
  • The membership function strives for growth through new members and leaders joining existing units and (where needed) growth through the organization of new Scouting units – this must work closely with unit service and program areas (like training, activities and commissioner service) to help units be successful.
  • The finance function supports units in fundraising and can help with financial practices, and sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.

Paid professionals, including District Executives and District Directors, support these functions.

In our "Ways to Volunteer in the District to Help Units" page are some ways that volunteers can help "beyond" just one Unit through these functions.  Want to Help?  Contact the District Chair or District Executive or take this Point and Click Survey, as nearly every role could use more help, assistants, potential successors.  Also, teams can form based on interests, plus new services, events and programs may arise if someone has the passion for it ... contact information for current district leaders and committee and commissioners are found in the "Adult Leader" section of the Roster.  email the webmaster if you need Login information. 

Scouts BSA Troops: Get Ready to Reach Out to Fifth Grade Families

Posted on Feb 26 2024 - 1:56pm

Reminder to all that there are three types of Fifth Graders who can join a Scouts BSA Troop:

  1. Anyone aged 11 or older
  2. Those who are 10 years old and have earned the Arrow of Light Award
  3. Those who are 10 years old and register on or after March 1

That’s Right.  A 10 Year Old 5th Grader need not be a Cub Scout to Join on or after March 1!

Don't get us wrong ... we want as many Fifth Graders to get the Arrow of Light Rank (that's why we provide help in doing that through these resource pages and plans).

Those first two types have been the rule for years … but opening to any 5th Grader on or after March 1 was a new membership opportunity started in the spring of 2022 (it was announced in late April, effective as of April 18, 2022).

You can reach out to all Fifth Graders and their families:

  • Certainly those in your favored Packs today.
  • Work with Packs to see if they retained contact info for those who “almost” joined last fall.
  • Contact any families in your Scouts' Fifth Grade Classes to “come join our Troop”.  

More about recruiting into Scouts BSA Troops is found at atlantabsa.org/ScoutsBSARecruiting

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Feb 26 2024 - 1:56pm

If you're no longer involved or interested in Scouting and you want to "opt out" of these messages, email the Webmaster and we'll drop you from the list.  But If you want to be "all in" on Scouting, see our Leader Training page (good resources for parents too through the National On Line Training site at ScoutingU with the same login as at My.Scouting.Org), and if you want the login codes, just email the Webmaster ... 

2024 Cub Scout Membership Recruiting Plan Reveal

Posted on Feb 20 2024 - 8:08pm

Dear Cub Scout Leaders (and Commissioners and other District Volunteers who love Cub Scout Leaders):  Don't miss our upcoming 2024 Cub Scout Membership Recruiting Plan reveal on February 28 at 7 PM! Join us on Zoom to discover a brand-new recruiting plan for Cub Scout packs in 2024. You'll learn about new, creative, pack-led methods to help you grow your membership throughout the year!  Register here.

Congratulations Gerius Patterson on the Silver Beaver Award

Posted on Feb 20 2024 - 6:48pm

The Atlanta Area Council is excited to announce Gerius Patterson as a member of the Atlanta Area Council's 2023 class of Silver Beaver Award recipients!
The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor the Atlanta Area Council can bestow upon a volunteer in recognition of distinguished service to youth. Gerius earned his Eagle Scout rank at a young age and returned to scouting in 2007 as an adult leader serving in numerous roles at Pack 925, Pack 1513, Troop 1513, Troop 1906, and the Southern Crescent District. In 2013, he became the founding scoutmaster of Troop 1906 and is the proud father of two Eagle Scouts: Gedasse and Diallo. His dedication to Scouting and service to the Southern Crescent District have earned him this prestigious award.  Please join us in congratulating Gerius on this achievement! If you would like to attend the Silver Beaver Award ceremony on March 7, 2024, visit AtlantaBSA.org/SilverBeaver

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