The Great Outdoors

Even though we can’t go very far, for very long, young people are still enjoying time outdoors. Well done to Beavers Aiden, Alfie and Joey, Cubs Henry and Jesse and Scouts Caitlin and Catriona. We particularly liked the VE day street campfire!

Learning in lots of different ways

Our young people are showing us that as well as doing school work, they are learning lots of new skills whilst at home. We hope they continue to practice them every week! Well done to Cubs Amber, Henry, Fraser, Caleb Owen, Isaac, Harrison and Beaver Aiden.

Camping at home

Lots of our young people are enjoying camping at home, either building dens in the house or in tents in the garden. Well done to Beavers Jessica, Joseph, Aiden, Isaac and Amelie and Cubs Caleb and Theo.

VE Day 75

Lots of brilliant pictures of both young people and leaders taking part in VE Day activities at home.

Hike to the Moon

Well done to everyone that took part in the Scout Association Hike to the Moon. So far over £310,000 has been raised, and the amount is still going up! Don’t forget to let us know or send your picture if you have taken part.

Home Helps

Cherokee Cubs have been completing lots more activities towards their Home Help and Skills Challenge badges. Excellent job Caleb, Joshua, Isaac, Bethany, Fraser. Don’t forget to keep practicing all these skills!

Wish we were camping….

We wish we were camping in this gorgeous weather! But it’s good to see our young people still outside exercising in lots of different ways. Well done to Apache Georgia, Arapaho Jessica, Cherokees Matilda, Charlie and Owen and Beavers Jessica and Jacob.

Creativity

Creative activities are good for our health too, and many of our young people have been putting their imaginations to good use. Well done to Cherokees Owen and Dexter and Beavers Rosie, Aflie and Daniel.

#skillsforlife

Cubs have been both helping at home and practicing their cooking skills. Well done to Arapaho Amber, Cherokees Fraser, Charlie and Dexter and Beavers Jessica, Joseph and Jacob.

Camp at Home

We may not be able to go camping at the moment, but lots of our young people have found ways to make dens and camp at home. Well done to Beavers Luke and Summer, Cherokees Bradley, Jack, Fraser and Harrison, Arapaho Jessica and Navajo Ewan. If you’ve been camping at home, send us your pictures.

Beaver Cooks

Lots more cooking has been taking place in Beaver homes, and it looks delicious. Well done Rosie, Alfie, Aiden, Isaac, Daniel and Joseph. Keep on scouting, learning those important skills for life.

Cubs Skills Challenge

Well leaders certainly know who we can call on to make the hot drinks, do the washing up and cook meals when we next go on camp. Well done Harrison and Joshua.

Beaver Blog – Joshua

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Joshua on activities we undertook for our Experiment Activity Badge and Challenge X during British Science Week. Last Wednesday I took my tooth brush with me for an activity.  The activity I…

Cub Skills Challenge

Cherokee Cubs have been making themselves useful at home and completing parts of their Skills Challenge Badge. Well done to Bradley and Harrison, making cups of tea, setting the table for a meal and peeling vegetables.

Beaver Cooks

For their Cook Activity Badge Beavers have to prepare and cook three dishes, both sweet and savoury. Well done to Joseph and Summer, their food looks delicious.

Beaver Outdoor Challenge

Part of the Beaver Outdoor Challenge badge requires Beavers to take part in an activity using natural things like leaves, bark, twigs, sand and rocks. Well done to Aiden, Alfie, Amelie, Jessica and Summer for making us smile with their pictures.

Beaver Blog – Luke

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Luke on our World Book Day sleepover at Anlaby Park Community Library. Last Friday, the beavers had a sleepover at the library.  We found different books for different categories on our sheet…

Beaver Blog – Seb

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, our second Beaver Blog comes from Seb. Tonight we was earning our First Aid badge. Then we split into three groups. First we learnt how to do the recovery position. Next we learnt if you need an ambulance or not, what we would do, and how to support…

Beaver Blog – Archie

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Archie on the Big Sing. At the Big Sing I went to the church and then I went around Hessle and gave people a leaflet to go to the Big Sing. I…

Welcome to Hessle Beavers

Six new young people have been invested into Hessle Beavers, welcome to Alfie, Aiden, Arthur, Isaac, Libbie and Summer. We then had a fun evening undertaking some problem solving challenges.

Cub My Faith Badge

Arapaho Cubs have recently started work on their Faith Activity Badge. They have visited All Saints Church, where they were shown around by the Reader, Phillip. They also talked about faith in general, being baptised, the prayer board, the Vicars since 1520 and Mini Saints, a group for young people each Sunday morning. They also…

Panto Time

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the Saints and Sinners pantomime ‘Robin Hood’. Well done to some of our young people who took part on stage – Beavers Jessica and Nathanael, Cub Isla and Scouts Georgia and Savannah.

Challenge X Night Hike

Cherokee Cubs completed the second of their spring term challenges, completing a night ‘chip tasting’ hike of Hessle! Along our 2.5 mile hike we tasted chips from a traditional fish and chip shop, a chinese takeaway and a pizza place. Cubs voted their favourites were from the pizza shop, but big thanks must go to…

Minecraft Camp

Cherokee Cubs took part in a minecraft themed camp, lots of fun with lots of #skillsforlife too. We used saws, sandpaper and screwdrivers to make creeper bookends, we used sewing machines to make TNT and creeper cushions, an iron to make hama bead minecraft creations, and Raspberry Pi’s to play minecraft, as well as a…

All Saints Church

Hessle Beavers visited All Saints Church this week as part of their Faith Activity Badge. The completed a treasure hunt around the church, and then Revd Gemma read the story of The Good Samaritan, which Beavers all thought fitted really well with their Beaver promise. We then made reflection / prayer chains which are now…

Burns Night

To link with their World Challenge and International badges, as well as Challenge X, Cherokee Cubs celebrated Burns Night. They cooked and tasted Tatties, Neeps and Haggis, decorated shortbread petticoat tails to look like tartan kilts, tried Irn Bru and Tablet, made haggis. bagpipe and highland cow fridge magnets, read poetry, played highland games and…

Welcome to Arapaho

Hugo and Henry completed their swim up the Beaver river and into the Cub Den, and have now been invested into Arapaho Cubs.

Welcome to Cherokee

Bethany, Bradley, Charlie and Joseph completed their swim up the Beaver river and into the Cub Den, and have now been invested into Cherokee Cubs.

Tamarak Camp

Arapaho Cubs took their parents to camp during the Autumn term. Lots of challenges took place during the weekend, building and lighting fires without a match, parents putting up tents blindfolded following instructions from the Cubs, moving baked beans with straws and playing conkers. Lots of meals cooked on open fires added to the fun…

Bounce into Christmas

Beavers ended the term with a visit to Gravity. We also waved goodbye to six of our Beavers as they started their journey swimming up the river to Cubs.

Jambowlree

Cherokee Cubs ended the term with a visit to Superbowl, where we competed in Jambowlree – the worldwide scout ten pin bowling competition, as well as having a game of quasar. A fun night for all. We also said farewell to five of our Cubs as they move onwards and upwards in their scouting journey.

Chief Scout’s Bronze Award

Congratulations to five of our Beavers – Bethany, Bradley, Charlie, Henry and Joseph – on achieving their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. We hope you all have fun at Cubs.

Chief Scout’s Silver Award

Congratulations to Catriona on achieving her Chief Scout’s Silver Award. This award requires Cubs to attain all seven of the challenge badges, along with six activity or staged activity badges so lots of hard work has gone into this achievement.

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…