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.

Did We Miss Out On Scouting for Food? No - Do It Any Time!!

Posted on Apr 1 2017 - 11:03am

Scouting for Food can be done any time ... when your Unit wants to help.  See the Scouting for Food page and the Scouting for Food Guidebook for how to run this Service Project, and get patches to recognize your Scout participants.  Why do it this way?  A decentralized approach enables all units to choose which dates to carry out their Scouting for Food campaign and to be able to choose the benefiting organization.  Scouting for Food is not only a way to encourage our Scouts to collect tons of food to help support local food pantries, but also a lifelong lesson on how to service our community and provide good citizenship.  For patches, just submit an expected roster or number of all Scouts planning to participate in your Unit's project to the Atlanta Area Council Scouting for Food Chair, Tina Kerr at kerrtina770@yahoo.com, to coordinate pick up at the Program Center. 

More Training Now On Line for Troops and Crews

Posted on Mar 30 2017 - 6:00pm

For Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews, much of what it takes to be considered a trained leader is now on line through 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 in your "First 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").  Of course, you can't share stories when taking those classes unless you're talking to yourself, so be sure to find time and places to chat at camp, along the trail, at meetings or roundtables, and consider virtual roundtables like http://scouter.com/ or http://scouts-l.org/, where you can gather gems though sometimes you'll get noise (like in other locales).  

Tour and Activity Plan Requirements Discontinued

Posted on Mar 28 2017 - 6:38pm

In breaking news, effective April 1, the Tour and Activity Plan will no longer be required for any Scouting activity.  This has been broadcast in many councils, was announced at the Atlanta Area Council Program Planning Kickoff last Saturday, and has a common FAQ document recreated on many Council websites.  This does not appear to be an April Fools joke, unlike this one about limits on length of knives, this one about virtual reality Scouting, this one about super-sized Merit Badges, and this one about a change to membership standards for interspecies participation, or this press release from last year about Bubble Ball which is a fake press release about a real thing, or this note about ScoutSnapChat which didn't happen but might.  

Recruiting Step Four: School and Community Events -- Show your School and Community the Fun of Cub Scouting!

Posted on Mar 27 2017 - 4:30pm

OK, so you're doing Recruiting Step One (Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like), and as you tackle Step Two (Recruit more Leaders and Helpers), and Step Three (Let People Know your Pack Fun Activities Plan!), now let Schools and the Community at large know too!  Have some events that School and Community are invited to and can see, like an "end of School Year" Pack Party to welcome new Tigers and classmates and friends and "graduate" your Scouts into the their next rank level.   

  • Promote easy summer events like Twilight Camp and Cub Scout Summer Camp even if you as a leader can't attend.  Others might. 
  • Those are super easy for "first time" parents to attend with their sons.
  • Don't forget about promoting your Pack with this year's Kindergarten classes ... they can be Tigers on the last day of School!  And go to events like Twilight Camp and Cub Scout Summer Camp ... 
  • Invite friends and families to fun events like Pack Pinewood Derbies, Raingutter Regattas, Pack Parties ...
  • Do easy activities like movies on the square, or water park outings, or 4th of July parade, or fireworks, or ... whatever your families like to do.

Go multi-media to promote Pack events in your school and community, by using:

  • posters around the school (Promote Pack Fun Events and Twilight Camp and Summer Camp and Contact Info),
  • flyers for handout and website posting and email and facebook (Promote Twilight Camp and Pack Events and Contact Info),
  • Peer to Peer Invite Cards, and more. 
  • Can You Hand Out Flyers at Car Pool? (Check with Your School), when you have School Events
  • Can You Have Hands On Displays at Car Pool or in the Schoolyard? (like a tent or games or derby track or portable fire pit? Check with Your School),
  • Be There Strong at PTA Events and End of School Year Family Events (Check Your School Calendar and find out what you can do),
  • Get in the School / Church Newsletter and Website and email list,
  • Get on the Good Side of School -- Ask About "Service Project" Ideas and See if Your Pack Can Do One (Check with Your School),
  • and more. And, yes, use and re-use yard signs to promote your Fun Events ... 

And when "Back to School" time comes, the first and best chance to have great “one on one” contact with potential families is … no, not “Sign Up Night” … it’s your local school “Open House” or “Meet and Greet” or “Registration Day” where parents come to meet teachers and visit the schools right before school begins.  Here's what you need to know about "Back to School" Open House / Meet and Greet Days:  A strong presence at a school Open House / Meet and Greet Day can turn a Pack with one active leader and a handful of kids into a Pack of 15 leaders with 40 or 50 or 60 families who are attracted to your Fun Activities.  Round up as many parents and leaders as you can (parents of former scouts can represent too):  hopefully you can set up a table with posters, flyers, pictures, video and demo Scout stuff (just ask … maybe you can set up a tent or portable campfire pit outside to attract attention there too) … be sure that your posters and yard signs and other pieces are up.  Have scouts in uniform to do Kid to Kid recruiting … have Parent to Parent recruiting … every Family and Kid is different … tailor your “sales pitch” to what they like to do … be sure to have contact signups so that you get Names/Contact info when you have lots of people at your table.  Let everyone know your upcoming Pack Fun Event plan.  So contact your schools (here's Clayton Schools and Fulton Schools) and round up as many parents and leaders as you can (parents of former scouts can represent too).  More on Open House ideas is in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting.  More at Recruiting Tools.  Got families ready to join?  Get Applications Signed.  … see all Six Recruiting Steps for

Go Fun Places ... Do Fun Things ... And Share What You Are Doing!

Posted on Mar 27 2017 - 4:30pm

There's so many places to go and things to do, with family and friends, and Packs and Troops.   And share what you are doing ... our "What our Scouts and Units are Doing" is a place where we'll post your Website, Facebook Page, etc., and in the Top Comment there called "Upcoming Pack, Troop and Crew Activities -- And Some Past Events", we'd like to post your Upcoming Pack, Troop and Crew Activities so that other Units can see what you do (especially so that Cub Scout Families can see what Troops do as they consider "crossing over" in the late winter/early spring of 5th Grade year ... maybe you might "buddy up" with another unit on a campout if there is room) -- and that page lists selected past events if you'd like to contact a Unit to ask them how they liked a destination.   

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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