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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 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)

Fairburn Scout Shop closing April 27, 2017

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 3:15pm

Dear District Scouters,  As many of you may have heard, the Fairburn Scout Shop will be closing, effective April 27, 2017.  

I want to make everyone aware of other options that may be convenient.

The Atlanta Area Council’s Scout Shop offers shipping on all orders for a small fee (determined by the number of items ordered).  Items will arrive via Fedex 2-day priority shipping. Advancement items can be ordered with the submittal of an advancement report via Fax, or email.

Fax: 770.988.9526  Email: AtlantaScoutShop@scouting.org 

For time-sensitive items, Zach and I will be available to hand deliver orders.  Units can also order items, and pick them up at Roundtable, or District Committee with advance notice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to myself, or Zach Fisher. 

Yours in Scouting, Brandon A. Dobbins

District Director
Atlanta Area Council, BSA
B 770.989.2862 I C 404.545.8758 I Brandon.Dobbins@scouting.org  

District Roundtable this Thursday, March 9

Posted on Mar 7 2017 - 8:44pm

What: Cub Scout Leaders Roundtable. Your opportunity to meet with other Scouters from Southern Crescent and share experience, ideas, and stories. 

Who: All adult scouters. Cubmasters, Den Leaders, Committee Members, Parents, etc. Invite all your parents, especially those you want to get more involved!

When: 7pm Thursday March 9th, and then every 2nd Thursday

Where: Woodward Academy Middle School Cafeteria. More info here.

Why: Because collaboration is the easiest way to become the leader your scouts deserve. Roundtable isn't about going the extra mile, it's about taking the first step to deliver top-rate scouting to your pack while helping to raise the bar for scouting across Atlanta. 

RSVP: Not necessary to attend, but consider registering to let others know you'll be there.

Questions: Call or e-mail Zach Fisher. Contact info below.

YIS, Zach Fisher, District Executive, Southern Crescent

W 770.989.2871 | C 404.245.1054  zfisher@atlantabsa.org 

Camp Card sales made easy!

Posted on Mar 7 2017 - 8:38pm

Get your Camp Card sale up and running with these 3 tips. 

1. Have scouts sell to Waffle House regulars. Waiters are happy to help you find them, and they'll more than make up their 5 dollars over the year. 

2. Remember that Kauffman Tire does oil changes. The Card pays for itself in just 1 use.

3. Give some free Moe's. Use your own card to cover the burrito of the person behind you, and then ask them if they'd like a card of their own to pay it forward.

YIS, Zach Fisher, District Executive, Southern Crescent

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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