Bronze Chief Scout Awards

Well done to three Beavers, Clemmie, Gilby and Jack who have achieved their Bronze Chief Scout Award.  We look forward to seeing them wear their badges on their new Cub uniforms, as they along with Ben, Harry, Philip and Zico all swam up the first bit of the river to Cubs,   We had a fun…

Water Aid – A Cherokee Million Hands Moment

Clean drinking water and good sanitation are essential, yet one in ten people around the world still lack basic access to clean water, while 2.3 billion – that’s one in three people – have nowhere adequate to go to the toilet.  But it doesn’t have to be this way; in our lifetime, we can end…

A MILLION HANDS MOMENT FOR WATER AID

Hessle Beavers took part in a hike with a challenge for Water Aid.  We walked from Hessle Foreshore into the Humber Bridge Country Park where we filled our milk bottles with water from the pond, learning about water safety whilst we were there.  Beavers than had to carry their 4 pint (2.27 litre) cartons back…

WILLIAM’S DEN SLEEPOVER

Beavers and Cherokee Cubs had a fantastic time sleeping at William’s Den.  They had plenty of time to enjoy the indoor equipment, had some outdoor team games and singing, made their own pizzas for supper and then got to choose where they slept in the play area.   Another Programme Spark completed #PS41, sleeping somewhere unusual. …

BEAVERS INVESTED

Congratulations to Bradley, Charlie and Matilda who have made their promise and been invested into Hessle Beavers

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs Alex, Connor, Ethan and Ewan on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award.  Also to Ewan for being our Cub of the Term for Autumn 2017.  All were presented with their awards by Paul our GSL.  

CHEROKEE CHEFS

The older Cherokee Cubs completed their Chef Badge by cooking a two course meal.  The delicious dishes included Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tagine, Pasta with Salmon and Peas, Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki, Chocolate and Raspberry Pots and Mini Banoffee Pies.  They invited the rest of the Cubs and parents to have a taste before they…

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Beavers had a fun week taking part in the Programme Sparks Winter Olympics Challenge, and even Edward the Sparks Bear came to watch.  We competed in a ‘No Snow Biathalon’ where we had to slide up the room and then shoot cups with nerf guns, ‘Ice Hockey’ where rather than being on ice, the puck…

Hessle & 1st Laceby Beavers Blastoff!

Two colonies joined together for a sleepover and completed their space and builder activity badges.  Staying in the Nyeri Centre at Raywell Park they made spacesuits and helmets, with a jetpack for their back as well as pot bags so that the Beavers do not lose their cutlery and crockery at future sleepovers.  Outdoor games…

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening at the panto, both watching and taking part in local drama group Saints and Sinners performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Who knew that the teletubbies could be found at the top of a beanstalk!  

#YouShape Lego

Hessle Beavers undertook some #YouShape activities this week.  First Gilby was colony leader for the week, swapping neckers with  TicTac.  He did a great job encouraging others to take part in activities and running our opening and closing ceremonies.  Beavers then undertook the Lego Models challenge, where they worked together as a team to choose…

CHEROKEE INVESTITURES

Cherokee Cubs have invested three new members – welcome to Catriona, May and Sophie.

KHEDRUBJE KADAMPA BUDDHIST CENTRE

As part of their World Challenge and World Faith Badges, Cherokee Cubs visited our local Buddhist Centre.  They discovered lots of interesting facts about Buddhism and the history of the centre, as well as doing some meditation.  A big thanks to Neil for sharing all this information with us.

Scottish Sparks

Hessle Beavers spent an evening immersing themselves in all thing Scottish as part of the World Challenge badge.  We played games of beanbag curling, designed our own tartan, and had tasters of haggis, tatties and neeps and irn bru!  #PS4

MINECRAFT MISSION

Cherokee Cubs spent a weekend engrossed in all things Minecraft, but not just on a computer!  We made creepers from junk boxes, a huge Minecraft sword cake, hama bead Minecraft keyrings, played creeper bowling, and a #Youshape request from the Cubs was to build their own Minecraft house from cardboard boxes, which gave hours of…

PROGRAMME SPARKS

Hessle Beavers completed the first of the Humberside Scouts Programme Sparks tonight.  They have submitted their ideas for the badge design, and Billy Beaver got to meet District Bear!

Bronze Chief Scout Award

Congratulations to Sam on achieving his Bronze Chief Scout Award, presented to him by our GSL Paul.  During his time in Beavers Sam has also been awarded 19 of the 20 activity badges available to Beavers as well as 7 different staged badges – quite an achievement in 2 years!

Chief Scout Silver Award

Well done to Oliver, Connor and Henry on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award – the highest badge that Cubs can receive.  They were presented with them by our GSL Paul.

Cherokee Cubs Shield

Congratulations to Ethan who was presented with the Cherokee Cubs Shield for being the most helpful Cub at the It’s Christmas Camp 2017.    

ROCK UP!

Beavers had a great time at Rock-up for their Christmas treat.  Up and down the walls several times, with no fear at all!  We also waved farewell to Sam and Charlotte as they swam up the river to Arapaho Cubs.  

NATIVITY WITH A TWIST

Arapaho Cubs were stars of the stage when they performed their Nativity with a twist.  Cubs on a hike, shepherds, wise men, an innkeeper and an angel all featured during the evening, alongside lots of traditional carols sang by both the Cubs and the audience.  A well deserved entertainer badge has been earned by all…

It’s Christmas!

Cherokee Cubs had an excellent weekend at Blackhills Campsite, Bradford.  The theme for the weekend was all things Christmas, and we started on Friday night decorating Christmas Eve boxes, ready for filling with goodies over the weekend.  On Saturday we went for a walk in search of perfect sticks for making picture frames, which we…

Co-op Local Community Fund

A big thank you to everyone at the Co-op in Hessle, for inviting us to be part of their Local Community Fund, and especially to all the Co-op members for helping to raise the money.  This morning we joined staff in store to receive a cheque for £1917.13 – a fantastic amount that will help…

Remembrance Sunday 2017

What a fantastic turn out from all our young people and leaders today – over a hundred of us.   Smartly dressed in uniforms with smiles on faces despite the cold weather.  Well done everyone!

Camp Award

Well done to Oliver who was presented with the Cherokee Cubs Shield for being the most helpful Cub at the DIY Camp 2017.

NEW BEAVER SCOUTS

Seven new Beavers have been invested.  Welcome to Alfie, Arthur, Ava, Oliver, Philip, Seraphina and Zico.

HUMBERSIDE POLICE LIFESTYLE

A group of our scouts took part in Humberside Police Lifestyle project during the summer.  Lifestyle is a project that was set up in 1989 to challenge young people to get involved with their communities, using their spare time to make a real difference, inspiring them to make positive choices and want to help others. Well…

WELCOME TO CHEROKEE

Four new Cubs have been invested into Cherokee.  Isabelle and Douglas during our walk around the Fish Trail in Hull City Centre, and Jacob and Oliver in the den.

EUREKA!

Beavers had a brilliant time at Eureka, the extraordinary fun-packed day out for kids.  We explored the different zones of the museum, All About Me, Spark Gallery, Living and Working Together, Imagination Space, Sound Space pushing buttons, playing and discovering.   This helped Beavers to achieve their Explore Activity Badge.

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Hessle Scout Group were well represented at All Saints Church Harvest Festival today.  Well done to those that played an active part in the service, carrying the flags, helping with the sermon, readings, collection, prayers, bread and wine, and in particular everyone that donated to the harvest food collection.  This will be distributed to the…

BEAVER CHEFS

This term Beavers are working towards their Chef Activity Badge.  Last week we made pizza, and this week we have visited Pickering Road Community Orchard.  What a brilliant night – we saw a sparrowhawk, a rainbow, tasted different varieties of apples and apple juice, picked apples from the trees, saw the bee hives and wandered…

Swimming Up The River

Three more Beavers finished swimming up the river and into the cub den.  They were then invested as Cubs.  Welcome to Arapaho Mason, Robert and Sriram.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Our GSL, Paul, presented Cherokee Cub Leader Baloo with his Chief Scout’s 10 Years Service Award, in recognition of his service to scouting.

CHEROKEE DIY

Cherokee Cubs had a great weekend at Bail Wood Campsite, near Aldbrough.  Whilst there they completed their DIY badge in Baloo’s pop up workshop!  They made bird boxes, welly boot removers and catapults, and were even inventive with the off cuts of wood from the above, making them into Christmas bells to decorate the scout…

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD

Congratulations to Callum who completed the final part of his Cub World Challenge badge during the summer holidays at our Backyard Wildlife Event.  This enabled us to present him with his Chief Scout Silver Award at his first night at Navajo Scouts.

HUNGRY HIPPOS!

Cherokee Cubs enjoyed their first meeting after the summer holidays, trying out the new hungry hippos game.  It was a big hit, great fun and we saw some brilliant teamwork! Four Beavers also finished swimming up the river and into the cub den.  They were then invested as Cubs.  Welcome to Alex, Georgia, Kieran and…

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Last weekend some members of Apache Scouts and Cherokee Cubs attended the first of the Backyard Wildlife Workshops run by Anna from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.  An excellent morning making bird boxes and bird food.  Looking forward to the next workshop on Saturday building hedgehog houses and painting tyre planters to brighten up the garden…

Swimming Up The River

Beavers said farewell to seven of their friends, as they swam up the first part of the river to Cubs.  We waved goodbye as Alex, Georgia, Kieran and William started swimming along to Cherokee closely followed by Mason, Robert and Sriram to Arapaho.  We look forward to seeing them all again at group and district…

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Three more Bronze Chief Scout Awards were presented to Beavers.  Congratulations to Alex, Mason and Robert.

Splish Splash!

Beavers had fun team games with water this week.  First they had to build their own ballista, and then got to fire water bombs at each other.  That was followed by pass the cup of water down the lodge and transfer the water with a sponge.  All great fun and they didn’t go home too…

End of Term Fun

Explorers have completed the term playing ten pin bowling and pool (with maybe a bit of cheating!)  Enjoy the summer and good luck to those awaiting exam results.

BEAVER CYCLISTS

It was a perfect night to be out on our bikes, and we’re really proud of all the Beavers for doing their best when cycling to North Ferriby and back.  Big thank you to all the parents that joined us too, making sure that no-one ended up in the river!  

HESSLE FEAST

A great big well done to everyone that helped with litter picking at Hessle Feast.  We collected twenty three bags of rubbish between us, which was brilliant.  We also worked with the Coop promoting their membership scheme and the local community fund (which we are recipients of at the moment), as well as cooking s’mores…

GILWELL24

Gilwell 24 is 24 hours of non-stop action!  Can Hessle Explorers manage to stay awake for 24 hours?  With numerous adventurous and exciting activities across the site to keep them entertained – from fairground rides to bands and a huge disco, to zip wire, water slides and bag jump… and everything in between!  Looks like they are having a fantastic time so far.

Cherokee Play Baseball

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening playing baseball this week.  After learning a few basic skills, they split into teams and played in a mini tournament.  A big thank you to Hessle Rugby Club for allowing us to use their facilities, and Hull Scorpions Baseball Club for coaching the players and providing the equipment.

Beaver 30th Birthday Celebrations

Beavers from all over Humberside County joined together this weekend to celebrate 30 years of Beaver Scouts – a day full of activities at Driffield Showground with the added bonus of a sleepover.  The day all helped us to work towards our Creative Activity Badge and we enjoyed bouncy castles, learnt circus skills, made things…

SPY CAMP

We all managed to pass security and had a fantastic time at Spy Camp in Bail Wood.  The sun shone all weekend, we built dens, went on hikes, cracked codes, got to sit in a hovercraft, cooked on fires, had a water fight, sang around the campfire, used our imagination at Q’s base, completed the…

Welcome to Beavers

Four new Beavers were invested in Nut Wood, welcome to Charlotte, Jonah, Ruben and Seth.  We then went on a hike around the wood, identifying the different trees and learning all about what happens to them during the seasons of the year.