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.

Cub Scout Parent Orientation and Leader Training -- Free, this Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30 at Woodward Academy

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 6:00pm

Your District Cub Scout Leader Trainer (who helped create the advancement program in your boys' handbooks) is conducting a Cub Scout Parent and Leader Orientation this Saturday, at Woodward's Middle School Cafeteria, 1:00 pm to 4:30.  Free. 

Not a Leader, but have a Son?  Yes, this is for you … if you’re not a Den Leader, we’ll show how to help your Den and Pack do Cub Scouting so your son will be so proud of you and you have more fun … and if you are a Den Leader, congratulations and thanks (you’re a hero), and we’ll show how to do Den Adventures, and describe ways others can help you help kids.    

For existing Leaders, yes, this is for you too … you may have experience as a Den or Pack leader, but this covers some of the changes that came down last winter, and puts a new focus on the more hands-on active way to deliver the program.  More fun, more activity, more adventure, more memories.  Time Flies -- make the most of it with your kids!    Please register here if you plan to attend!

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Aug 15 2017 - 5:56pm

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 ... but 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.

Training Options for Parents ...

Posted on Aug 8 2017 - 7:06pm

Trained Leaders have many super powers, and are more attractive.  And the more you know, the easier it is.  So see our Leader Training page for many ways to gain the super power of knowledge.   Here's some specifics: 

  • Our Cub Parent and Leader Orientation (which covers the intro training for all Pack roles) has numerous dates ... see the "Event Registration" list to the right.
  • See the Council Training Calendar for live dates for Training around Atlanta, including some from nearby Councils.  
  • Wood Badge is an intensive and fun course that will form lifelong friendships with your fellow leaders, all designed to develop leadership skills and promote a deeper, more dedicated involvement in Scouting. Specific course information can be found at Atlanta Wood Badge Courses, and for general information about “Wood Badge” Training, see Wood Badge Background.
  • Many courses are at  the National On Line Training site at ScoutingU (same login as at My.Scouting.Org -- note that they have created many "short" modules for training, so that you can prioritize on the ones you want most ... and they suggest which ones you take "Before the First Meeting" and "Within 30 Days", and for help, see these YouTube Videos about how to use the site: "Add Training to My Learning", "Course Catalog and Search" and "My Learning Plan")

Go get some knowledge!

If You Build It, They Will Come

Posted on Aug 8 2017 - 7:05pm

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.

Making Scouting Accessible for Families Video and Survey

Posted on Aug 8 2017 - 7:02pm

As announced on the Wood Badge Facebook page:  The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America released a 30-minute video (https://vimeo.com/222907705 - Password is "1910BSA!") with an introduction from the National Commissioner introducing video of the Chief Scout Executive from the BSA National Annual Meeting explaining possible changes to make Scouting more accessible to today’s families by introducing more program opportunities for girls.  The BSA seeks input from its adult members in regards to topics discussed in the video.  After viewing the video, adult members can sign up for a Family Program Survey (https://scouting.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Gp90QFpWs6O0y9).  After registering, the survey is sent to your email within 24 hours.  Not part of the official video, but here's CSE Surbaugh speaking on the topic at the Jamboree.

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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