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 the BeAScout website for location and contact information for Cub Scout Packs (Kindergarten through 5th Grade are Cub Scouts), Scouts BSA Troops (end of 5th Grade to age 18), and Venturing Crews. 

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; Cub Scout Meeting Plans gives you "rip and run" complete plans for Meetings with your Scouts, 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 Scouts BSA Troops and Visiting Relatives too); "Leader Training" shows you how to learn more for an easier + better program, and more.  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.

Reminder About Cub Advancement Resource Pages Here

Posted on Jan 19 2021 - 5:56pm

Here's a Reminder about Cub Advancement Resource pages here, also found on the AAC Website through Cub Scout Advancement and Scouting on Demand.  In our Cub Scout Adventure (meeting) Plans pages -- which has sub-pages for each Rank and then further sub-pages with resources for each Adventure (those Adventure by Adventure pages are also linked if one goes into the AAC Scouting on Demand page and goes to the Awesome Adventures portal and to each Adventure listed).

There are now 97 Adventures with Family Led Plans (100% of Cub Adventures plus Bobcat) -- plans that are also useful for den activities too, since they provide more information for parents and parent leaders -- like useful videos, tips and links, plus simpler plans in a Cub Scout format -- and in a manner that could be described as fun, simple and innovative instructions, perhaps even great new ways to take the stress out of guiding a Scout in Adventure advancements.  The list of Adventures with Family Led Plans is here, and below -  click on the link you like for a Rank or any Adventure: 

:Here's a Scouting Magazine "App Exclusive" article about these pages. 

BeAScout Tips: Suggested Language to Tailor Your Pin and Online Registration

Posted on Jan 19 2021 - 5:55pm

Hello Scout Leaders – Especially Key 3 Leaders and Key 3 Delegates (and those who want to be):

Did You Know – Online Registration is Better Than Ever?  Most new Youth and Leaders now “register” online – and it is faster and easier than ever – and safer in times of COVID-19.  For one thing, the BSA will collect any registration fee and new member fee, freeing up the Unit to only collect program dues until charter renewal for for the next calendar year.  And as of late November 2020, you can also coordinate with families and other Units to “transfer” registration and set up “multiple” registrations in more than one unit – with no paper required! 

  • This is a great time to update your BeAScout pin and the Online Registration for your unit. 
  • You can see the steps at https://www.atlantabsa.org/updateBeAScoutpin, and find examples for how to complete your “BeAScout.org” profile and tailor automatic emails that generate when someone interacts with BeAScout.org and submits an online Application.
  • Because if you write these bits well, it will help attract new Scouts and families to your unit and make their onboarding easier.  

To help you with these messages, we’ve got some ideas for input by your Unit Key 3 Leaders or Key 3 Delegates (they have the access to do updates) in three spots: 

1)      Unit Pin Blurb.  In My.Scouting == > Organization Manager == > Unit Pin, there is some limited space for “Additional Unit Information” (maybe 500 characters), and anyone seeing your online “BeAScout.org” profile will see this.  We’ve posted a document with some options at https://www.atlantabsa.org/updateBeAScoutpin.  Tailor that to fit your Unit. 

2)      Fee Email.  Second, in My.Scouting == > Organization Manager == > Settings, there is an option to click a box called “Include Fees/Fee Explanations”, and enter “Fee Amount”.  That “Fee Amount” needs to be an amount that excludes the 2020 prorated BSA National fee that will be collected directly in Online Registration. 

  • When someone expresses interest – before they actually register – they’ll get an email from the BSA something like: “We're excited you're interested in building an adventure with Pack ___ chartered by ____ in Atlanta Area Council. … The online application charges only for annual national membership fees of up to $66 for youth, plus a new member joining fee of $25 for new youth, prorated based on the date of applications …. This unit has additional fees of $___.”  So the “Fee Amount” you enter will go in that space in the automatic email.  
  • And you can explain the Fee Amount in a free form comment box under “Explanations for additional fees that your unit charges. This information will be emailed to applicants.”  We’ve posted a document with some options at https://www.atlantabsa.org/updateBeAScoutpin.  Tailor to fit your Unit’s dues and budget and fundraising, and either update your Website to reflect further detail (and your Unit’s budget) or create a handout that you can easily email to describe how your Unit handles this. 

3)      Welcome Email.  Third, right below the Fee Email box, in My.Scouting == > Organization Manager == > Settings, you can check the box for “Welcome Emails” that launch when an Online Application is submitted.  In the free form comment box under it, you can write a brief welcome email.  The site has some good tips, including using links to any website/social media pages for your unit.  We’ve posted a document with some options at https://www.atlantabsa.org/updateBeAScoutpin.  

Edit away, click “save” and let Scouts and families know how you play the game of Scouting so that they want to join you!  For more, you can see this How to Handle Online Applications video.

Southern Crescent Start of Year Meeting and Leader's Roundtable

Posted on Jan 11 2021 - 6:56pm

This Thursday, January 14, at 6:00 pm on Zoom (see the Calendar entry).  From District Commissioner Kevin Butler: "I am thrilled about our upcoming roundtable and the reason that I am is because it is our planning meeting.  This is where we come together and plan out Southern Crescent's ideas as to what we want in our district.  That is where unit commissioners and unit leaders get together and share ideas of what they believe is needed and most useful in the district and what they would like to see at roundtable."  See this Calendar entry for more, and for Zoom coordinates.  For a reminder about the login to that Calendar entryEmail the Webmaster.

Service Project Ideas

Posted on Jan 11 2021 - 5:14pm

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.  Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. 

A Scout is Helpful.  The fuller explanation of this Scout Law is: "Volunteer to help others without expecting a reward".  To help Packs, Dens, Troops, Crews, Scouts and their families, we can to share ideas about ways to help.  This page is a compendium of ideas about what Scouts can do, from large "service projects" that can be organized by Scouts and/or Units, to existing service opportunities that you can join in, as well as small ways that a Scout can help others (for younger Scouts, with help from the family).  For more ideas, see our new Service Ideas Page, or scroll on below.  (Need a login reminder?   Email the Webmaster)

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