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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.

Scout Sunday / Scout Sabbath

Posted on Jan 15 2017 - 10:11am

February is a traditional time for Scouts to be recognized in their places of worship, and for Scouts to serve.  See the Atlanta Area Council site for details and resources, including a bulletin insert that can be generated for the churches your unit attends.  Contact your District Professional for help. 

University of Scouting January 14

Posted on Jan 9 2017 - 12:05pm

This is a great event for Leaders, Parents and Boy Scouts (yes, there are some classes open to Boy Scouts in Troops).  Pick the programs you really want to know about.  Details and registration here, and a description of the program is here.  Yes, they take "walk ins", though some classes may be full.

District Banquet Recognitions

Posted on Jan 3 2017 - 3:45pm

From District Recognition Chair George Kay: "regarding our District Banquet to be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2016 at Woodward Academy Middle School, in addition to District awards, I would like to recognize in program all 2016 Eagle Scouts and also all who have earned their religious awards (Cubs, Scouts, and adults). Yours in Scouting, George Kay"

So, a note to all:  Awards that are open for nomination include the following, and for consideration at the upcoming District Banquet, you must submit your written nomination (or JTE form) to the District Recognitions Chair or District Director/Executive or to the district awards email by no later than 8:30 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2017:

  • Troop Leader of the Year (open to any registered Adult Boy Scout Troop Leader, whether Scoutmaster, ASM, Committee or COR -- nomination form attached in our District Banquet page)
  • Pack Leader of the Year (open to any registered Adult Cub Scout Pack Leader, whether Cubmaster, ACM, Den Leader, ADL, Committee or COR -- nomination form attached in our District Banquet page)
  • Commissioner of the Year (nomination form attached in our District Banquet page)
  • District Award of Merit (the District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.  Here is a link to the nomination form; for our District, there is a maximum of 2, maybe 3 awards, and since we are a "new" District, past receipt of a DAM in a prior district is not an impediment to receipt of this award)
  • Super Bee Award (the “Super Bee” award, a/k/a “busy bee”, was a Tara District (Clayton County) award to recognize those who put in hard work spreading Scouting Spirit like a bee spreads pollen -- nomination form attached in our District Banquet page)
  • Silver Possum Award (this award, based on the motto “we hang in there”, was a South Fulton award to recognize past winners of the District Award of Merit who “hang in there” and continue to serve the youth and leaders of the District, and was initiated by Bill Montgomery and Aubrey Goodwin (the Possum's name is "Mogo" after those two) -- nomination form attached in our District Banquet page )
  • Pack of the Year (see notes in our District Banquet page about Unit Service Plan Assessments and/or JTE Submission as the way to self-nominate your Pack)
  • Troop of the Year (see notes in our District Banquet page about Unit Service Plan Assessments and/or JTE Submission as the way to self-nominate your Troop)
  • Crew of the Year (see notes in our District Banquet page about Unit Service Plan Assessments and/or JTE Submission as the way to self-nominate your Crew)

For Pack, Troop and Crew of the year, units may self-submit either a completed Troop or Pack Unit Service Plan Assessment Tool (or use this SurveyMonkey Service Plan for Troops, and this SurveyMonkey Service Plan for Packs, with the same questions) and/or a completed Journey to Excellence (JTE) form for the unit (with backup as needed for verification).  Unit Service Plans exist to help Units improve, and JTE is a voluntary BSA performance recognition program to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils.  See the JTE site for Unit Scorecards and other tools.  So, no Unit Service Plan or JTE, no "unit of the year" award!  A variety of factors may be evaluated for units for these awards, not just verified JTE points, and ... if not rechartered by the Deadline, no award.  The history of awards in our District (and the predecessor Districts) is found in these files

Last Week's District News ...

Posted on Dec 26 2016 - 8:25pm

Highlights of the December 21 District News were these (click links for information): Twelve Days of Scouting ... and from the week before: District Banquet Recognitions ... November 30, 2016 Cub Scout Advancement Changes Announced -- Updates for Leaders now Posted  

Southern Crescent District, AAC, BSA

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