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.

Internet Advancement 2.0 is Here: Easier Reporting of Rank Advancement and Merit Badges

Posted on Aug 11 2019 - 12:00pm

Does your Unit want to enter advancement in BSA Records?  Don't have your "code" for the Internet Advancment Site?  Is ScoutBook (now free) still a little confusing?  An easier solution now exists.  The BSA has released "Internet Advancement 2.0" (formerly referred to as “Scoutbook Lite”).  This will impact all Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships currently reporting advancement via Internet Advancement.  This upgrade will provide a web based interface better designed to function on any platform, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. 

Internet Advancement 2.0 will not use the Unit ID and shared password any longer.  Instead it will use the same Access Control system as My.Scouting and Scoutbook.  The unit Key3 (Charter Organization Representative, Committee Chair, & Unit Leader), Key3 Delegates, and Unit Advancement Chair listed in Organization Security Manager (My.Scouting) will be able to enter the Advancement updates.  We highly recommend that one of your unit Key3 go into Organization Security Manager right away to ensure that the unit Key3 are properly registered, and the unit Advancement Chair has been designated. 

Steps to Successful Recruiting

Posted on Aug 11 2019 - 11:58am

The Pack Leader’s Guide to Recruiting describes these steps for successful recruiting, starting with:

(1) Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that families like (be the Pack they want to Join), then

(2) Let People Know – Promote Your Fun Events! (share with your families, and encourage them to share with their friends),

(3) Recruit More Leaders and Helpers (do this throughout your recruiting process - yes, recruiting is hard, but that page has many ideas about ways to approach leader recruiting),

(4) Grow your School and Community Presence so that you're known beyond current Pack families and have strong school relations,

leading to (5) Sign-Up Events: not just the "School Sign-Up Night" scheduled by the District Professional, but also Fun Joining Events that you create!

RIP Ricky Sosebee

Posted on Aug 11 2019 - 11:58am

From Jerry Martin: "Troop 297 mourns the loss of Richard ‘Ricky” Sosebee, former Scoutmaster with several Eagle Scouts to his credit.  Some of which are now serving in the U. S. Military or have served.  

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Aug 11 2019 - 11:55am

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 ... now with online Scoutmaster training 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 ...

Updated Cub Adventure Resources Here for You

Posted on Aug 7 2019 - 12:11pm

So, there was an announcement that Scoutbook has some new tools for Den Leaders, and as part of that, the Den Leader guides are freely available to certain leaders through Scoutbook.  With that, and because A Scout is Helpful, we share with those who might find these useful.  After all, our goal is to make it easier to deliver the Cub Scout Advancement program, by making helpful plans more accessible to Den Leaders and those who can help Den Leaders.

So, you will find a number of updated resources on the Cub Scout Adventure (meeting) Plans page, at the following pages: 

  • the Main Cub Scout Adventure Page has the Introduction and Appendix sections of the Den Leader Guides (they’re really the same in all 4 Guides, Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos, with only slight change for advancement details)
  • The the Bobcat and First Meeting Plans page is here
  • Kindergarten Lion Adventure Plans are here, with the Lion Leader Guide 
  • 1st Grade Tiger Adventure Plans are here, with both Streamlined plans for "Required" Adventures, and multi-meeting plans from the printed Guide
  • 2nd Grade Wolf Adventure Plans are here (both Streamlined and multi-meeting plans) 
  • 3rd Grade Bear Adventure Plans are here (both Streamlined and multi-meeting plans)
  • 4th Grade Webelos Adventure Plans are here (both Streamlined and multi-meeting plans)
  • 5th Grade Arrow of Light Adventure Plans are here

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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