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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.

Roundtable Thank You

Posted on Mar 21 2017 - 9:36am

From Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Kevin Butler:  Thank you to all the units who came out and supported roundtable on Thursday, March 9.  Our next roundtable will be on April 13 and our Cub Scout topic will be Cub Scout hiking.

Recruiting Step Three: Let People Know! Let Families and Organizations know your Pack Fun Activities Plan!

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 3:23pm

After Recruiting Step One (Make a Calendar of Fun Activities that Families Like), and while you tackle Step Two (Recruit more Leaders and Helpers), also take Step Three:  Let People Know!  Let Families and Organizations know your Pack Fun Activities Plan!  

When you Advertise your Activities ... you Promote your Pack -- so let your families, schools and community organizations know your calendar of fun activities early to get them excited (don't worry if you don't have every date organized with leaders and details yet).  Don't keep your fun activity plans secret -- share with current families, schools, groups and let prospective families and friends know too.  

Recruiting Tools are More than Flyers and Yard Signs:  Use Photos, Facebook and other Social Media, plus Old Media.  Photos of your Scouts having fun are best (so friends can see friends and want to join up -- like these from the 2016 Pinewood Derby).  So use any you can … flyers, emails, posters, facebook, calls, PTA, Car Pool, grocery store, barber shop, church ... encourage your families to tell others about how Scouting is fun and encourage them to show it on facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter.  

Post printed Flyers with your pictures or your pictures or wild pictures and your calendar of fun activities to let families know.  Hand ‘em out (with permission) at school (in classrooms, at the front desk, at bus/car pool, at PTA events), at church, at city hall, at parks and rec centers, stores, restaurants – wherever families go.  Get them posted on websites and facebook sites (school, church, city, neighborhood), email lists, twitter, family to family emails and facebook and twitter.  Share pictures and video of fun stuff Scouts do. 

Need help with Flyers?  DEs can help with printing.  District volunteers can help – email flyers@southfultonscouting.com.  Don’t forget posters, yard signs, kid to kid cards, stickers, door hangers.  Talk it up.  Call families.  Got families ready to join?  Get Applications Signed.  … see all Six Recruiting Steps for more, because a Pack with fun activities should have a presence at school and in the community to help Shout it Out …

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

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 8:57pm

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 …

United Methodist Academy of Scouting

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 3:18pm

From Ernest Perry: "I would like to announce a Scout leader training event on April 22nd designed help build Duty-to-God into our Scout programs.  

The United Methodist Academy of Scouting (UMAS) is being held as a special kind of University of Scouting focused on all things Religious Relations in Scouting.  This training will include courses on starting P.R.A.Y. programs, training Chaplains, conducting Scouts Own services, holding Scout Sunday services, starting Scout units in churches, COR training and more.

Although the United Methodist Committee on Scouting (UMCOS) is holding this Free training, the 12 courses are offered to Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Church leaders of all faiths.  Please view the attached flyer and web link below which will provide detailed course outline and sign-up information.   

http://www.ngumc.org/eventdetail/6923213?month=4&year=2017&day=1&display=m 

Questions can be directed to: Yolanda Wareham, UMAS Training Chair, Cell 404 509-9370, Email: yorber1@yahoo.com

Please feel free to share this announcement with scout and church leaders you know who may be interested in these courses.  Thank you.

Yours in Scouting, Ernest Perry, Religious Scouting Commissioner / Atlanta/College Park District UMC UMCOS (United Methodist Committee on Scouting)

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