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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 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.

Opt In, Opt Out

Posted on Jul 11 2017 - 4:03pm

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. 

What's in the "More Help For Leaders" page?

Posted on Jul 11 2017 - 4:01pm

Well, more help for Leaders and Parents putting on the Scouting Program for our Youth.  Help like:

  • Finances.  See our Unit Finances page for information about fundraising and other finance resources. 
  • Scoutreach Assistance.  The Atlanta Area Council has financial aid and other resources described on the ScoutReach Resources page.
  • Recruiting.  See our Recruiting Tools page for great ideas to help you recruit new families.
  • Activity Ideas.  Want ideas about Pack or Troop Activities ... see our Month by Month Activity Ideas page, and see what our Units are Doing.
  • Den Adventure Plans.  Cub Scout Den Adventures (they are Adventuresnot merely "meetings") are very critical ... we have lots of ideas at Cub Scout Adventure Plans, including scanned versions of the Den Leader Guides and resources.
  • Service Projects.  Most every Unit does Service Projects, and that page has ideas.
  • Journey to Excellence Recognition.  Some Units use the Journey to Excellence plan to improve.
  • Commissioners (Unit Service).  Volunteers who help units beyond their "home" units are Commissioners ... see Commissioner Service for ways we help.
  • Charter Renewal.  Every Unit needs to renew their charter by the end of the year, and our Unit Charter Renewal page has all your resources for that.
  • On Line News.  We share links to Boys Life & Scouting Magazines and more, like http://scoutingwire.org/.
  • Contacts.  Contact District Leaders and Adults in other units through our Roster.  Key leaders are also listed in the attachment at our About Scouting & How to Join page.
  • Training.  Trained Leaders have more fun, get more out of the Program, and help more youth. See Leader Training for ways to become trained and have more fun.
  • Uniforms and Gear.  Many Scouts and Units need help with uniforms and gear, and so our Uniform + Gear Bank page has a plan for donating and distributing uniforms and gear.
  • Advancement.  See our Advancement page for resources on Boy Scout and Cub Scout rank advancement and awards. 

Need Help? Want to Help?  Contact the Webmaster or District Executive.   Want to help?  See our Help Wanted Page.  

Online Registration is Live! … Complete the Final Steps

Posted on Jul 11 2017 - 4:00pm

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

Recruiting Step Five: Sign Up Events: Not just School Sign Up Night ... do Fun Events Too!

Posted on Jun 25 2017 - 6:42pm

Remember: for Cub Scout Packs the goal of successful Sign Up Nights is not to just sign up new youth.  The goal is to sign up New Families!  So have Fun Events where you sign up new families.  This works best once you've done Recruiting Step One (a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like), Two (Recruit more Leaders and Helpers), Three (Let Families know your Pack Fun Activities Plan!), and Four (School and Community Events and Presence).  If you have a Fun Event ... you can Sign Up new families.  Schedule fun events now ... if you've got a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like to share, and do something fun ... like a "Pack Party", or Pack Picnic, a fishing derby, a bike rodeo, a pool party ... do something fun.  Go ahead with a Fun Event now and invite away! 

Spring fun events are excellent, because you can recruit families who want to do fun stuff like Twilight Camp, and Cub Scout Summer Camps, and other Fun Activities you do.  Use these to attract this spring's Kindergarten kids because they can be next year's Tigers ... existing Scouts can recruit their friends, and maybe you can have a Pack Graduation where you recognize each den stepping up into the next rank and Handbook. 

And when fall recruiting comes around, the same ideas apply:  after you have a big presence of Pack families at any Open House / Meet and Greet events, plan for two kinds of Sign-Up Events as school starts:  (1) first, one or more School Sign Up Nights (your District Professionals will work with you to schedule these -- but you've got to decide what kind of Fun for Families you'll have at the event), and (2) right after that, one or more Pack Fun Events where you can also share Pack Information with Adults (doesn't have to be a "Pack Meeting" ... a "Pack Party", or Picnic, or swim party, or fishing derby, or climbing gym, or Six Flags, or bike rodeo ... what do you like to do?).  Waiting on the District Professional to schedule a School Sign Up Night?  Go ahead with a Fun Event now and invite away!  Please do both kinds of events -- if you only have a school night, and not pack fun events, it will be harder to bring in new families.  See more in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting.  To help you when you pitch your Pack, we have a streamlined Sign Up Event Script geared to the start of the program year and a PowerPoint to Pitch Your Pack to Parents that you’ll need to tailor to your fun events.   Be sure to collect and turn in Youth and Adult Applications as soon as they say “yes” -- Youth and Adult Applications are found in our "About Scouting & How to Join" page.   And collect dues (or installments to pay for Applications and any Pack provided items like handbooks) – don't forget to access ScoutReach Resources for those who need help. 

Recruiting Step Six: More Fun Events

Posted on Jun 25 2017 - 6:41pm

Yes, Cub Scouting is all about fun activities for kids and families, so Step Six of sustainable recruiting is: keep expanding and extending your Calendar of Fun Events … that’s what makes families join!  If it's Fun for Kids, Fun for Families, and Safe -- then it's Cub Scouting!!  And recruit more leaders, and do fun events in the School and Community, and ... you'll be a group families want to join!  As you grow your calendar, call and email all of the “maybes” (or people who were interested in your Pack, but faded away before you came up with your calendar of fun activities because if they know about your new calendar of fun activities they might want to join), and invite them to your next Pack fun events ...

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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