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.

UK Parliament Week 2018

Cherokee Cubs took part in UK Parliament Week.  Through some games they gained an understanding of what it means to vote, and that women have not always had the right to vote.  They then split into their sixes to talk about different sustainable development goals, which the UK along with 193 other countries have committed…

INVENTOR CHALLENGE

It’s amazing how the contents of our recycling bins can keep everyone occupied for an hour!  Beavers were set the challenge of inventing something that could pick up a ping pong ball that was a metre away from them.  Lots of different ideas, with varying degrees of success, but lots of fun!

REMEMBRANCE 2018 – WW1 REMEMBERED

Leaders were very proud of all the young people that took part in the Hessle Remembrance Day Service and Parade – a fantastic turn out from Hessle Scout Group.  We also received lots of very nice comments about our plastic bottle poppy display in church.

OUT AND ABOUT

Cherokee Cubs recently split into two groups and spent some time out and about – on a hike around Elloughton Dale and swimming.  These activities enabled the Cubs to achieve various levels of the Hikes and Swimmer staged badges.  

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee Cubs welcomed seven new members recently, as well as presenting our young leader, Nitin, with his Module A certificate and leader Emma with her 10 year service award.  Well done everyone.

BACKWOODS COOKING DAY

Cherokee Cubs had a great day at the Humberside County Backwoods Cooking event.  We cooked hot dogs, omelette, cakes, pancakes and bread twists all on open fires, we lit fires without matches and learnt how to extinguish them, we practiced some first aid, made hot drinks, set the table and learnt about hygiene when cooking. …

AUTUMN DEN TIDY

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Autumn Den Tidy today.  We have made an excellent start of clearing the  area around the den, and could not have done it without all the volunteers.  If you can spare some time to help us finish it, please let a leader know.

Welcome to Beavers

Six new Beavers were invested into Hessle Beavers.  During the evening we had been working towards our Disability Awareness Activity Badge, and had learnt our promise in sign language.  Whilst the new Beavers said their promise, the rest of the colony signed it.  Lots of badges were awarded to everyone, along with a Chief Scout’s…

Skidby Hike

Beavers enjoyed their Autumn Hike, across the fields to Skidby Windmill.  We had several stops along the way for everyone to find where we were on the map.  Alas, our geocache which we planted a couple of years ago was nowhere to be found.

HULL MARATHON AND FUN RUN

Thank you to the Cherokee Cubs and leaders who were up bright and early this morning to present the medals at the end of the Hull Marathon Fun Run, helping in our local community.  Perhaps next year we could run too!

SWIMMING UP THE RIVER

Well done to Freddie and Seth who swam up the final part of the Beaver river, and were then invested into Cherokee Cubs.  GSL Paul also presented Seth with his final Beaver badges, and his Chief Scout Bronze Award.

CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND

Thank you to everyone that supported us in the first round of the Co-op Community Fund.  During the summer holidays the floor in our main hall has been refurbished, and looks fantastic, alongside the carpeted back hall and foyer and new door mat.  We have also had some extra lines painted for the all important…

Messages of Remembrance

Well done to everyone that wrote wreath messages for our local British Legion branches to take out to Belgium.  Tonight Katrina joined us to present prizes to the winners – Phoenix Patrol from Apache Scouts and Jack from Arapaho Cubs.  Everyone was thanked for providing such moving messages of remembrance.  These will all hopefully be on…

WELTON WATERS

Cherokee Cubs had a brilliant morning at Welton Waters completing their Nautical Skills badge.  They went on sailing boats and canoes, jumped in the water and played lots of team water games.  Thanks to all the staff at Welton Waters for sharing their expertise.

CHIEF SCOUT BRONZE AWARD

Congratulations to Freddie and Alfie who have been awarded their Chief Scout Bronze Award, having achieved all their Challenge badges, as well as an armful of activity and staged badges.  They have now both started their swim up the river to Cubs.

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs, Caitlin, Finley, Olivia and Phoebe on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award.  Lots of hard work, fun and adventures went in to achieving all those badges.  Also congratulations to Isaac on achieving Cub of the Camp at Melton Bottom last weekend.  These awards were presented after the Cubs had completed…

Melton Bottom Challenge Camp

Hessle Beavers and Cherokee Cubs had a great weekend in the sunshine completing their Outdoor and Adventure Challenge badges.  They took part in activities which included archery, making and lighting a fire, crate stacking, making woggles, pitching and striking a tent, playing bingo, building a shelter, an incident hike, cooking on fires, making pot bags,…

Hessle Feast 2018

Thank you to the 22 young people who helped us in the parade and litter picking at Hessle Feast today, as well as the Co-op for recycling the rubbish for us.  A day full of sunshine and laughter and lots of rubbish collected.    

HESSLE WEST OPEN GARDENS

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Hessle West Open Gardens event this year, in particular to the Hessle Scout Group Leaders that helped with the minibus.  Each year the event supports local charities and Paul, our GSL, and Connor, Apache Scout, were today presented with a cheque for £300.

CYCLING THE HUMBER

Beavers completed their cyclist badge in perfect weather.  We cycled from the Humber Bridge Car Park over to the bridge tower on the south bank of the Humber and back.  Thanks to all the parents that joined us to make the trip possible.

Bike Festival

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening at the Bike Festival at Goole Academy.  They got to race against each other, try out lots of unusual bicycles, and watch the 3Sixty bicycle stunt team.  This event also helped them work towards their cyclist badge.

POTTERY PAINTING

Thank you Saramique Studio for another great evening of pottery painting.  We hope all the Cherokee Dads enjoy the fantastic Father’s Day gifts.  We also welcomed Rachael, Deputy District Commissioner to present the Cherokee B team with their trophy for finishing in second place at the recent Campcraft competition, and invested Seth as our newest…

DEN BUILDING

Hessle Beavers and Beech Tree Beavers had great fun building dens in Nut Wood.  Thanks to all our adult helpers, who we also think had a great time!!

2018 Jamboree on the Trail

Well done to everyone that took part to help make our 2018 Sponsored Walk, Family BBQ and AGM such a success.  Whether you walked the route, cut the grass, prepared the food, cooked the food, or even just ate it, helped with road crossings, put the tables and chairs out or away, led the singing…

HUFFLEPUFF WINNERS!

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs attended the 2018 Humberside Scouts County Cub Camp – ‘Fantastic Cubs And Where To Find Them’.  As part of the Hufflepuff House, along with Cubs from Brayton Scarlet, 19th Grimsby (St Hugh’s), 1st Ricall, St Martins, Sewerby Methodist, Trinity Methodist, 1st Laceby and St Margaret’s of Scotland, they combined to win…

WINNERS!

What a weekend!  Apache Scouts won the Scout Camp Craft Competition at Tablers Wood.  They had a full weekend of challenges to complete, and managed them all.  They also ran their own camp, setting everything up, cooking all their own meals, keeping everything tidy and camped without a leader.  The team of five were fantastic…

WINNERS!

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs entered teams into the Blacktoft Beacon District Camp Craft Competition today.  The teams had eight challenges to complete each, and did so with great success.  Twelve teams took part, with Arapaho girls finishing first with 110 points Cherokee boys second, with 98 points,  Cherokee girls third with 92 points and Arapaho boys eighth. What…

St George’s Day 2018

It may have been wild and windy up on the racecourse, but we all had a brilliant day.  Archery, circus skills, pancake making, Lego, Humberside Fire & Rescue, inflatables, volleyball, skate park, dragon making, pioneering, martial arts, glass engraving, climbing wall, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to name but a few.  With over 500 young people plus…

HESSLE FORESHORE BEACH CLEAN

Well done to the Cherokee Cubs, Beavers and their parents that helped at the beach clean yesterday.  Working alongside The Deep and the Marine Conservation Society we all collected many bags of rubbish, as well as some more unusual items such as a car wheel and tools.  This has helped the young people work towards…

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!