There is an event that happens at the Downtown Apex Fire Station on the First Saturday of each month that is good for Scouts and Scouters alike to participate in. It is a Bell Ringing Ceremony that is put together by the Apex American Legion Post 124. It is a somber affair that honors our fallen Soldiers for the preceding month.
Day: 1st Saturday of each month
Time: 12:00pm – 12:15 pm
Where: Downtown Apex Fire Station (Salem Street)
The flag is lowered to half-staff while the brave are honored in prayer. Following the flag ceremony, the bell is rung for each fallen soldier.
This is an event that could be of interest to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts. I would highly suggest being in full Uniform for this event. Below is a video of the event. This particular one was during the peak fest so there are quite a few more people around than there are typically but it gives you an idea of the type of event. As you can see there are a few scouts at this event.
Feel free to just show up to the event or you can contact the Apex American Legion Post 124 beforehand. Contact information is on their webpage.
Another good scouting event that we, as a cub scout pack, have done for the past few years is the Durham Bulls Scout Night. The Boy Scout night is very popular. So popular that they have added another event during the summer. There are now two Boy Scout Nights, which includes the Cub Scouts. These are fun events for the scouts and their families. However, the good seats go really fast. These are the seats under the awning so plan early and plan often.
The event itself starts with a parade around the base line of the field. We will typically bring our Pack 226 banner and Cub Scout Pack Flag. The Scouts then line up at the grounds crew area of the field near the end of the right field base line.
After the parade, grab some peanuts and cracker jacks and take a seat in the super nice DBAP. Wool E. Bull is always a great source of entertainment for the young ones and young at heart. He entertains before the game and in-between innings.
Be sure to keep an eye on the game and bring your glove if seated outside of the netted area. There is sure to be a few fly foul balls coming your way. Maybe you’ll even get a chance to catch one.
With summertime storms, the game can be delayed. If it looks like storms are possible, you can call the Durham Bulls Rain Hotline at 919.687.6556 to find out if there is a delay and how long the delay is expected. If the game is cancelled, tickets can be used for a game later in the season.
There is an optional sleepover on the field after the game. I would not recommend this for Cub Scout Packs as games usually last well past normal kid’s bedtime. (11pm or later) However, after the game and after the fireworks, the stadium is emptied. The Scout Troops and Packs are then allowed back in once they have their gear to camp in the outfield. Please note all the rules for this including NO STAKES.
And….there’s a patch for attending either the game or the game/sleepover!
This event counts as a summertime pack activity towards the summertime activity award. It also meets requirements at each rank for going to a sporting event with your family, den or pack. See you there!
Wolf: 23a (if camping)
Bear 25d (if camping)
Distance/Time to Destination: 40 minutes.