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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.

Six Steps for Sustainable Recruiting for your Unit

Posted on May 7 2017 - 6:36pm

Here’s six steps to a successful and sustainable plan for recruiting new families into your Cub Scout Pack … because every Pack wants more active leaders, and just about every Pack wants more youth and their families to join.  Key idea:  successful and sustainable recruiting happens by action now by leaders and parents in the Unit.  If your recruiting plan begins and ends on Sign Up Night, your recruiting will likely not be sustainable.  To help with recruiting by leaders and parents (hey, parents want more leaders too!), follow these Six Steps to Successful and Sustainable Recruiting from our Recruiting Tools page and in the Leader’s Guide to Recruiting:

Successful and Sustainable Recruiting Needs to be Much More than School Sign Up Nights and Buzz Ups.  Successful and Sustainable Recruiting is a Process ... the Pack Leader's Guide to Recruiting describes these six steps: 

  1. Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that families like
  2. Recruit More Leaders and Helpers - one by one, find folks who can help your unit out
  3. Let People Know! Let Families and Organizations Know your Pack Fun Event Plan. (Families join Packs that do things ... Boys join Troops that Go Places ... let them know what you're doing ... there are many ways)
  4. School and Community Events -- Show your School and Community the Fun of Cub Scouting. 
  5. Once you've laid that foundation, have Sign Up Events: School Sign Up Night and Fun Events Too!
  6. More Fun Events.  Keep expanding and extending your Calendar of Fun Events … that’s what makes families join!

All of this helps your success at Sign Up Nights at Schools -- see Our Ideas here about Signup Nights and Signup Events.  More below:

District Functions ... how are they doing? What should change? Do you want to Help?

Posted on May 7 2017 - 6:33pm

Want to help beyond your unit?  See this, or take this survey.  District Volunteers and Professionals aim to help units serve youth.  How are your District Staff and Volunteers doing?  Feel free to complete this short survey.  And feel free to give feedback in this Roundtable Survey ... even if you haven't attended. 

Trails End popcorn sale "flash drive"

Posted on May 7 2017 - 6:32pm

Suggestion from the field:  don't throw away your outdated Trails End flash drives.  The data can be erased and the flash drive re-used.

More Fun Events ...

Posted on May 1 2017 - 9:02pm

On the left side of our Website, under "Menu", is "Activity Ideas - Month by Month (Many!)" which is just that ... ideas for Unit activities, especially for Cub Scout Families, Dens and Packs, because  If it's Fun for Kids, Fun for Families, and Safe -- then it's Cub Scouting!!  Not only does that page include the "Great Big List of Places to Go and Things to Do" (which really has a lot of great ideas), but in the page we highlight some events that Packs and Dens might want to jump on, like: 

 May: End of Year Party or Event? 

  • The next Scout day at the Braves is May 6 -- the first one at SunTrust Park -- with parade around the field.   For more "Scout Days / Nights" in the activities calendar of the Atlanta Area Council Website for Scout Days with various teams.  
  • Maybe a Day Hike or Bike Ride or Bike Rodeo or Fishing Day? You can do any of those, and even use those to invite new members to join your unit -- like Kindergarten Families! If it's fun for kids, fun for families, and safe, put on some great activities you can use to invite new boys to join and that would be fun for your current boys too. 
  • Maybe a Fishing Day? Maybe at Camp Bel Tel? Or Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • How about "JAKES Day" May 20 at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center: "Kids can try archery, fishing, shooting sports, tree climbing and mini-boat rides led by Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ conservation rangers. Live animal presentations, face painting, solar viewing with the Charlie Elliott Astronomy club ... "
  • Do your Pack's Blue & Gold Banquet when it is convenient for you; yes, traditionally done in February because that's Scouting's birthday, but Scouting is kind, helpful, etc. and wants you to celebrate when it's easy and fun for you)
  • Perhaps participate in the World Wide Jamboree on the Trail?
  • Or go somewhere on the Great Big List of Places to Go and Things to Do ... contact them, and see what you can do, and what special events they are having. 

June/July: Summer Camps, Day/Twilight Camps and Other Options -- Get Outdoors! 

More on the Great Big List of Places to Go and Things to Do.  

Be Prepared for Fall Recruitment: May 11 Recruitment Kick-Off (there will be food)

Posted on May 1 2017 - 5:42pm

From Zach Fisher:   Preparedness is not just a value we teach in Scouting, it’s an essential part of the program itself. Set an example for your scouts while ensuring a quality scouting program and staying ahead of the curve before Summer comes and goes. 

When it comes to growth for your Pack, Being Prepared means knowing what to expect for the Fall Recruitment campaign, and that starts with the 2017 Recruitment Kick-Off

Who: At least 1 representative from every pack in the district, but anyone with an investment in bringing new boys to Cub Scouting (Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Cub Parents, etc.) can benefit from this kick-off.

When: May 11, 7pm

Where: Woodward Academy Middle School Cafeteria

What you’ll learn:

  • How to work with your full-time professional staff to get resources you need.
  • How to run an effective sign up night and recruit more parents to help your pack.
  • Tips and tricks for talking about Scouting to new parents, and getting paperwork done right.

RSVP: Not mandatory, but helpful for ensuring there’s enough food. You can RSVP your pack’s representative by this link, by email, or by phone (404-245-1054)

This is your opportunity to speak with the entire Fall Recruitment team about how recruitment can help grow your pack, and share feedback and ideas about your pack’s specific needs.

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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