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.

Recruiting Step One: Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like

Posted on Jun 12 2017 - 9:28am

The First Step in Recruiting is: Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like.  Families don't join for meetings ... Families join to have Fun ... and Fun with Other Families.

More parents and boys will want to join a Unit that says “here’s our dates for fun activities … join us” --

they won’t want to join a unit that says "uh, we don't know what we'll do yet, but we'll have meetings to talk about it".

Our Recruiting Tools pages give you tools you can use to set up a fun activity plan families want to join.  

And Just One Person can make a Fun Activity Calendar and say "hey, why don't we do these events?" ... and then everyone can get on board and you can adjust your plan once you've got 30 or 50 or 60 families fired up and ready to go. 

We’ve got plenty of ideas for activities that you can choose from: see our Month by Month Activities page.  For Cub Packs, lots of the activities advertised on the flyer lists are District and Council events that are easy to attend – so that your families can have more fun faster.  

So Focus on fun, don't get mired in meetings.  Families want to do fun things with other families, and that’s where the magic of Cub Scouting happens, because if it's fun for kids, fun for families, and safe, then it's Cub Scouting!  … See the Recruiting Tools pages for next steps, because as you develop fun activities to do, you can start to recruit helpers and leaders …

Recruiting Step Two: Recruit more Leaders and Helpers ...

Posted on Jun 12 2017 - 9:28am

As you do Recruiting Step One (Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like), use that as a "hook" to be successful with Step Two: Recruit more Leaders and Helpers.  

Cub Scout Recruiting needs to be Family Recruiting, and when you recruit a Family, you need to turn parents into helpers, and helpers into leaders.  

One of the easiest ways to turn parents into helpers and then into leaders is to (1) find out what the parents like to do that's fun, and (2) ask them to help do that activity! 

Many more ideas here in our Turning Parents into Leaders page and our Nuts and Bolts of Leader Organizing and Recruiting page.  As you start a Calendar of Fun Activities, be sure to check in with current leaders and parents and new interested parents … get their ideas, find out what they liked, what they want to do next year.  If you don't ask, they can't say "yes"!  If you had a parent who was at Twilight Camp or Cub Scout Summer Campthat parent might be a leader or assistant or key helper this year.  Your best ideas will come from your families, and someone with an idea about what to do or where to go may be your next event coordinator.  Any parent who likes the program can help you in recruiting – even if they can’t be a den leader, they may help you find den leaders if they help recruit more families.  

So don't just recruit new Cub Scouts, recruit the family too, because that’s what makes Cub Scouting better – it’s a family activity. Got families ready to join?  Get Applications Signed. … see all Six Recruiting Steps for more, because with fun activities and a start on recruiting helpers and leaders, spread the word and attract families …

Are Any of Your Cub Scout Families Away June 12-16?

Posted on Jun 12 2017 - 9:26am

If any of your Cub Scout Families are away June 12-16 ... they can still get a Day Camp or Twilight Camp experience.  See the Atlanta Area Council Day Camp page here and see other options before and after our Twilight Camp.  So if you have to miss out on June 12-16 at Woodward for the Amber and Brad Mays fun Twilight Camp, you can do one of those!

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Jun 12 2017 - 9:25am

Highlights of the most recent District News were these (click links for information):  Online Registration is Live!: Complete the Final Steps ...  and from the week before:  BSA Stuff about On-Line Registration ... Who's ready for Twilight Camp?!?!? June 12-16 at Woodward! ... Update on National Discussion about how Scouting can Serve the "Whole Family" 

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Jun 5 2017 - 9:56am

BSA Stuff about On-Line Registration

Posted on May 31 2017 - 8:24pm

From an Email to Unit Key Three:  As you may know, online youth registration will be available in the Atlanta Area Council this June.  Unit Key 3 will have a pivotal role in the process if your unit chooses to take advantage of the online registration process.  

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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