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.
Here’s a great summertime (or any other time) event for your Packs and Troops. Rock Climbing! There is a great rock climbing facility right in Morrisville. It is the Triangle Rock Club. They have special times on Saturday mornings to accommodate a reserved Scout activity.
Our pack just had an event at this location this past Saturday from 8-10am. The scouts (and parents alike) absolutely loved it. It gave everyone a chance to try out rock climbing and to be successful at it. They have many different climbing paths appropriate for beginners and experts. They provide all the equipment necessary for climbing. The facility has auto belays as well to allow you to climb on your own if you are not skilled in belaying.
The cost for the event is $10 per person and can be scheduled through the Triangle Rock Club. They are super helpful and friendly.
Their location and phone:
102 Pheasant Wood Court
Morrisville, NC 27560