Christingle

Lovely to see all our young people taking part in the Christingle Service this afternoon. As our Scouting promises and laws say ‘to be kind and helpful’ and to ‘think of others before themselves’, we did both this afternoon, working alongside The Children’s Society.

County Beaver Quiz

Well done to our four Beavers who represented Hessle and Blacktoft Beacon in the County Quiz today. You did brilliantly, especially in the team games!

Hull4Heroes

Apache Scouts have been undertaking a project to support soldiers of The Yorkshire Regiment, after hearing an appeal put out by Hull4Heroes. They encouraged all members of Hessle Scout Group to donate shoe boxes of gifts to send to the soldiers whilst they are stationed in Afghanistan this Christmas. The boxes include nice things like…

Skills for Life

As part of their Camp Craft Activity Badge, Beavers learnt how to sew a badge onto their camp blankets. Big thanks to all the parents who helped!

Bonfire Night

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs walked down to Hessle Rugby Club to watch their annual firework display – an excellent show as always. Big thanks to the rugby club for our pig pen to keep us safe and hot dogs for supper. Also to Specsavers for our hi-viz jackets, keeping us seen on our walk.

UK Parliament Week 2019

Cherokee Cubs have taken part in UK Parliament Week. Their topic for discussion and debate was the amount of new housing being built in Hessle. They thought about why housing is needed and the impact it has on local amenities, green spaces and wildlife. At the end of our discussions, the majority of Cubs were…

Gruffalo Adventure

2019 is the Gruffalo’s 20th birthday, and to celebrate Beavers have taken part in a Gruffalo Adventure. Outdoors we enjoyed the climbing wall and go karts, as well as making pictures of Gruffalo characters from natural items, and hunting for bugs. We made our own pizza and Gruffalo feet for lunch, Gruffalo crumble for tea,…

Halloween at Blackhills

Cherokee Cubs had a halloween themed camp at Blackhills Campsite, near Bradford. The torrential rain did not stop them having fun, taking part in archery, axe throwing and rifle shooting, pumpkin carving and a campfire, as well as indoor activities making bats, monsters, lanterns and iced goodies! Despite the mud we arrived home clean after…

JOTA / JOTI

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA JOTI) are real jamborees during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas shared using radios, phones, chat room and skype. Beavers and Cherokee Cubs had a great day at the BBITS event working towards their digital citizen and communicator badges. We spoke with scouts from…

Welcome to Beavers

Two new members were invested into Hessle Beavers, welcome to Oscar and Seb.

Welcome and Well Done!

Cherokee Cubs have invested three new members recently, Charlie, Harry and Caleb, as well as congratulating William on achieving his Silver Chief Scout Award.

Fire Fire!

Thank you to Red Watch and staff at Calvert Lane Fire Station for helping Cherokee Cubs work towards their Fire Safety activity badge.

Humber Rescue

Following our cycle challenge in the summer, Cherokee Cubs have been down to Humber Rescue to hand over the money we raised. They were also lucky enough to get on the boat for a look around.

Bring an Adult Camp

Cherokee Cubs had the opportunity to bring an adult to camp with them, and what a great time they had at Squirrel Wood. We swapped ipads and Xboxes for axes, saws and fires for the weekend. We went weaseling and axe throwing, as well as completing a bit of archery, we lit fires and cooked…

JOTT 2019

Well done to everyone that took part in our Jamboree on the Trail 2019 hike. Whether you walked the full 15 miles, the middle 8 miles or the shorter 4 miles, we completed it in a very good time, and had some delicious cakes along the way. We’ll let you know how much we raised…

SPLASH!

Cherokee Cubs had an active end to the term, with a hike from Brantingham to South Cave, team games with water at the den, and a morning at Welton Waters. The smiles in the pictures say what fun they all had.

Sea and Sandcastles

Explorers traveled closer to the sea for their last night of the term, and spent the evening digging holes, building sandcastles and eating fish and chips in Bridlington!

FUN IN THE SUN

Beavers enjoyed their last meeting of the term with some teamwork games involving lots of water. There were many happy squeals and some soggy clothes, but lots of fun was had.

Humber Rescue

Cherokee Cubs were very proud to present volunteers at Humber Rescue with £155.02 from their Cycle the Humber Challenge. They, along with other members of Hessle Scout Group, are hoping to raise lots more at their next challenge at Hessle Feast.

North Cave Wetlands

Beavers learnt more about the natural world, as part of their World Challenge Badge, at North Cave Wetlands. We sat in the hides watching all the bird life on the lakes through binoculars, and then looked at different creatures found in the ponds in magnifying pots.

Hessle Foreshore

Perfect weather for an evening on Hessle Foreshore. As part of our Outdoor Challenge badge we built a fire, toasted marshmallows to make smores, and built some fantastic sculptures out of stones. Thanks to all the parents that helped us.

Group Camp 2019

Once a year we like to take all sections of Hessle Scout Group to camp, and as usual we’ve had a scorching hot, fantastic time. We had a circus theme for the weekend and learnt circus skills, made a circus ring, decorated t-shirts to wear whilst performing and had fun on an inflatable assault course…

Brake’s Kids Walk

Hessle Beavers took part in the Brake’s Kids Walk tonight. We walked around Hessle completing a mini monopoly run, whilst checking that there were safe places to cross the road and footpaths to walk on.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Beavers joined the Blacktoft Beacon District trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They met lots of endangered animals, which helped them work towards their Global Issues and Explore Activity Badges.

Welcome to Beavers

Four new Beavers have made their promise, and been invested into Hessle Beavers.

County Beaver Fun Day

Beavers had an action packed day completing their Air Activities Badge at Raywell Park. We made kites, boomerangs and helicopters, launched rockets, bounced on castles and watched an excellent show by the Earth Bound Misfits.

William’s Den

Cherokee Cubs had a fab time at William’s Den, playing both indoors and outdoors, making pizza for supper, building dens and best of all sleeping in the den!

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee have welcomed and invested lots of new Cubs this term, some who have just swam up the river from Beavers and others new to scouting. They were invested in the sunshine in some of our favourite places, Hessle Foreshore and Raywell Park.

Cycle The Humber

Well done to all the Cherokee Cubs and Leaders that took part in our ‘Cycle The Humber’ challenge today – and also their family members, Beavers, Apache and Navajo Scouts that joined us too. Together we cycled 181 miles (way over our 115 mile target), and raised £155.02 for Humber Rescue.

Hessle take the double!

Two Apache Scout teams have been competing in the Blacktoft Beacon Scout Campcraft Competition all weekend. As well as activities similar to the cub competition yesterday, they have had to camp without leaders all weekend, cooking and caring for themselves and their equipment, as well as completing challenges such as archery, making tin can burners,…

Campcraft 2019

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the Blacktoft Beacon Cub Campcraft Competition today. Lots of opportunity for Cubs to both demonstrate and learn new life skills – cooking on fires, bivvy building, puncture repair, making a water filter, wiring a plug, pioneering, lighting a fire, putting up tents, to name just a few. A…

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Beavers completed their Creative Activity Badge by putting on a puppet show as a treat for Mother’s Day. Congratulations also to Beavers Ava, Ruben, Fraser, Jack who achieved their Bronze Chief Scout Award before swimming up the river to Cubs.

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Ben, Emma, Evie, Isaac and Kieran on achieving their Chief Scout Silver awards.

CHEROKEE SPRING CAMP

What a weekend of fun, sunshine and adventurous outdoor activities at Bramhope Scout Campsite.  We conquered the climbing wall, completed the orienteering trail around Chevin Forest Park, cooked breakfast on a fire, identified trees and creatures for our naturalist badge, swung through the trees on the low ropes trail, whizzed down the ski slope, chased…

HULL MOSQUE

As part of their World Faiths and World Challenge badges Cherokee Cubs had a very informative visit to Hull Mosque and Islamic Centre.  We gained an understanding of how our religions are very similar, why, when and in what direction they pray at the Mosque, and were able to observe the evening prayers.  We also…

DIGITAL MAKER

Beavers have been working towards their Digital Maker badge, understanding what all the different parts of the computer are called, and how we use computers in everyday life.  To help us remember the parts we modeled them from salt dough.

WORMERIES

Cherokee Cubs have been completing their Scientist badge.  They have made slime, created explosions, and made wormeries.  We hope the worms have survived!

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH

As part of their Skills Challenge badge, Beavers have to go somewhere new.  Today we visited Wilberforce College to watch the Back to Ours / New Perspectives performance of The Giant Jam Sandwich.  We saw how one hot summer’s day, four million wasps invaded the quiet village of Itching Down.   We joined the villagers in…

YEAR OF THE PIG

Cherokee Cubs middle group worked as a team to produce a very tasty Chinese banquet.  This was part of their International Activity badge, and they chopped and prepared all the ingredients and made sure they were all cooked correctly.  The whole pack got to sample the food at the end of the evening.  Thank you…

GREEN SCREEN

Beavers had a great time tonight using a green screen to kick start their Photographer Badge.  We took some nice photos for another project later in the term but had time for some funny shots at the end of the night! #watchoutforthecow Beavers also got the chance to take photographs in lots of different ways; using…

CHRISTMAS CLIMBING

Beavers had great fun in the bouldering rooms at Rock City for their Christmas party.  The excited shouts of ‘this is brilliant’ sum up an excellent evening.

CHIEF SCOUT BRONZE AWARD

As we approach the end of the term, it has been time to say goodbye to two of our Beavers, as they start their swim up the river to Cubs.  However, not before having the great pleasure of presenting them both with their Chief Scout Bronze Awards.  Well done!

THE ELF CHALLENGE

What a weekend!  Hessle Beavers completed the Elf Challenge, doing all things Christmas.  We made Christmas stockings, tree decorations, gingerbread houses –  both large and small, we cooked Christmas dinner, decorated plates to leave goodies out for Santa, went sledging, made and iced Christmas cakes, watched the movie ‘Elf’ and then made sleighs from lego. …

Christingle 2018

Beavers and Cubs had a lovely afternoon at the Christingle Service at All Saints Church Hessle.

CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND

Thank you to everyone that has supported Hessle Scout Group through the Co-op Local Community Fund.  We were delighted to receive our cheque this morning, along with staff from Hessle Community Centre, and our local Co-op Supermarket and Funeral Care.  

ROAD SAFETY WEEK

As part of their Road Safety badge Cherokee Cubs took part in some activities with Mark from Safer Roads Humber.  They worked as a team deciding which were the safest modes of transport and talked about the importance of wearing seat belts when in a car, and a helmet when riding bikes or scooters.  Leaders…

FIREWORKS

Thanks to Hessle RUFC for making us welcome at their firework display.  The VIP area kept us all safe, and gave us a brilliant view of the magnificent firework display.