Patrol Tents 20/05/2014

Cherokee Cubs were the first group the year to air out the patrol tents, Wendy from Hessle Beavers came along to show us all how to put patrol; tents up the “easy way”. All the cubs had lots of fun as you can see by the photos.

Sam is Invested

Hessle Scout Troop added yet another leader to the happy gang as Sam Cooke was recently invested as an Assistant Scout Leader.  Having completed her initial training, Audrey Harris, Humberside Scouts Training Advisor, paid a surprise visit to invest Sam whilst the Troop were ‘training hard’, working towards their Fitness Challenge (hence the lack of uniforms).

Poppy Seed Planting 03/05/2014

Today members of Hessle Scout Group were invited to help plant poppy seeds in All Saints Hessle Church grounds. The poppies commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. This is the churches way of remembering all those who gave up their lives from Hessle and the surrounding areas. It was a…

How To Make a Stove from a Single Log (Swedish Torch)

 Commonly known as a ‘Swedish Torch’, this simple outdoor cooking method not only provides you the heat you need to cook a delicious meal (or boil a pot of water), but it also comes with a built-in ‘stove top’ to place your pot or pan onto. It’s a tidy and controlled fire that’s quite effective…

Night Walk

This week the Scouts embarked on a walk around the Nut Wood area, being split into two teams they were given some rough instructions of the route (a map was included). Both teams were told to wait at the crossroads. When everybody arrived there was a little surprise for them all. We invested Chloe, Cydney,…

Table Top Event 2014

Today Hessle Scout Group held a table top sale in Hessle’s church hall to help raise funds for maintenance of the scout den.  We had a brilliant turn out from the public (including Alan Johnson, MP for West Hull and Hessle!), helpers, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.  On sale were buns, toys, jewellery and we…

The Scouts’ guide to surviving an apocalyptic invasion

Be prepared… To survive an invasion of flesh-eating zombies or world-dominating aliens, you need to think like a Scout, and there’s no better place to start than with the Scouting motto: be prepared. While the rest of civilization crumbles, pack your Scout survival bag with these essentials and live out the apocalypse in relative comfort:…

Cooker Challenge

Tonight the Scouts attempted to find out which was the most effective cooking method we had in the Scout den. Things to take in to account were; time to boil, ease of use & time to set up. Best of all we all boiled an egg.  

Fitting of the new doors

A day at the Scout Den putting in a new security door to the new outdoor activity area and replacing the old fire doors.

A Night At The Deep

Cherokee Cubs slept over at the deep tonight. Some Cubs even received their 1st night away.  

Welcome too Cherokee Cubs

Tonight’s investiture into Cherokee Cubs. Well Done for remembering the Cub Scout law and Promise.

Scout Den Maintenance January 2014

On Saturday a team of leaders, parent helpers & Explorers set out to start the enormous task of creating an enclosed cooking area. With the digger on site everyone started by having to move barrows of mud, rocks and large bits of concrete. After filling the skip with what seemed like most of Hessle’s mud…


Members of the various uniformed organisations, in Hessle, attended the Harvest Service in All Saints’ Church. The congregation donated non-perishable foods during the service. The food will be given to the Homeless and Rootless project in Hull.

Chief Scout Silver Award – 24th June

Congratulations to Tyler on gaining his Chief Scout Silver Award! This is the highest badge a cub can gain and is awarded after the completion of all the challenge badges.

Sixer Camp – 7th – 9th June

This camp is done in conjunction with the Scout Troop. It allows the older cubs who are nearly ready to go up to Scouts to meet and become friends with some of the Scouts before they go. Both Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs were invited. This years Sixer Camp was at High Ropes in Market Rasen….

Pack Night – 13th May

Well done to all those that had the energy to come tonight after an action packed weekend away on Group Camp! The younger group continued their work on our grounds towards their Environment Award. The very small middle group cooked everyone a hotdog on an  open fire. They were yummy! Meanwhile inside the older group…

Group Camp – 10th – 12th May

This years Group Camp was held at our local Scout Camp, Raywell Park, and it had a medieval theme. The weekend started with the crusades arriving in camp on Friday night, bearing their flags and tunics, after a hike from Melton Bottom. Saturday morning’s activities included jousting, running the gauntlet, storming the castle, medieval archery…

Pack Night – 22nd April

Tonights meeting started off with a performance by Max and Tom. They played American Idiot by Greenday in order to gain their muscian badges. Well done boys! Afterwards everyone was outside practising putting up the big green Icelandic tents.

The Country Park – 15th April

This week everyone was down at the Country Park. The older group cooked bacon in an orange with help from Sean one of the scout leaders. Meanwhile the other two groups mixed up depending on unfinished badges. One group looked at disabled access around the country park as part of their Local Knowledge badge. Elsewhere…

Pack Night – 18th March

Over the past 2 weeks the middle group have been working towards their fitness challenge. Last week the cubs created a chart to record what food they ate and practiced some simple exercises they could do at home to keep fit. This week they took it to the next level. They helped to make Raksha’s…

Deep Sleepover – 15th March

This weekend was the annual district Deep sleepover. Groups of Cubs and Beavers from all over our district all came to enjoy a night in front of the fish tanks! The night started off with a guided tour the attraction before everyone settled down to eat their supper. Afterwards it was downstairs to do some…

Visit to Humber Rescue – 3rd December

This week as part of their Local Knowledge Activity Badge, the older group visited Humber Rescue Lifeboat Station. They got to look round all the boats, ask lots of questions and even try some of the equipment on.

Remembrance Parade 2012

On Sunday, November 11, members of the Hessle Branch of the Royal British Legion marched from their branch on Salisbury Street, across The Weir, down Prestongate and to All Saints’ Church where a Service of Remembrance was held at the church, followed by Wreath Laying at the War Memorial in the church grounds. The parade then…

Pack Night – 24th September

This week everyone has been down at the Scout Den. The younger group have been learning all about the Jungle Book Story behind cubs. The older group have been looking at the law, promise and going up to Scouts. The middle group have begun work on their Creative Challenge Badge. Their task was to come…

Pack Night – 10th September

Tonight was the cubs first night back after the summer holidays. The older group did some cooking while everyone else enjoyed a night of games.

Raywell – 13th July

This week the scouts enjoyed a night down at Raywell. Everyone had a go on the climbing wall before taking on the assault course!

Raywell – 2nd July

This week everyone was at Raywell doing some cooking. The younger and middle group were trying the egg in an orange challenge. This is where you eat the inside of half an orange then use the skin to cook an egg in over a fire. Unfortunately with all the rain though it was difficult to…

Pack Night – 25th June

This week the entire pack took part in a team work activity. They were split into their 4 sixes and given a set of challenges to do. these included tying knots, doing sit ups and balancing boxes on heads. They were then awarded points on either how many they did or the time it took…

Raywell – 11th June

This week the Cubs were at Raywell for their activities. The older group completed their pioneering challenge to gain their badge, the middle group were cooking on an open fire and the younger group were completing a sisal trail and had a go on a section of the assault course.  

Centenary Camp – 1st – 3rd June

This weekend the entire group has camped at Raywell for the centenary group camp. This camp has been funded by the Centenary Fund which the group has been fundrasing for over the last 5 years. The theme for the weekend was pirates. All those attending walked from Melton Bottom to Raywell on the Friday night….

Silver Chief Scout Award – 28th May

Over her time at cubs Hannah Page has completed all of her challenge badges so tonight she gained her Silver Chief Scout Award. This is the highest award that can be achieved at a cub level, so congratulations to her!

Aldwark Water Activity Camp – 5th-7th May

 2 of Cherokee Cubs joined the Scouts and Explorers on an action packed camp to Aldwark Water Activity Centre. During the weekend they went on the water in kayaks, Canadian canoes and a raft they built themselves. Surprisingly it floated!


A service was held to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Hessle Scout Group(s).  The service was attended by Councillor Phil Davison, Mayor of Hessle; Mike Prudom, County Commissioner Humberside; all the Hessle Cub, Scout and Explorer Groups and many previous members.  Each member was presented with a special anniversary neckerchief designed by…

Pack Night – 30th April

The cubs have now started their activities for the summer term, which means they’re outside where possible. This week the younger group were practicing their camp cooking skills. The older group were brushing up on their pioneering skills, with some help from Sean (one of the scout leaders), ready for when they go to Raywell…

Humber Bridge Sponsored Walk

On 22nd April, 5 of the cubs took part in a sponsored walk across the bridge. Half of the money raised went Cruse Bereavement Care charity and the other half to our Centenary Fund. They did very well to complete it as the weather was against them!

Deep Sleepover

On Friday 20th April the cubs went for a sleepover at The Deep. Although there was more of watching the fish than sleeping! They had a guided tour around submarium followed by activties put on by the staff, including logo designing and a talk on sharks. Both Cherokee and Arapaho cubs then got into their…

Little Swizterland – 26th March

This week the Cubs went down to Little Swizterland. The older group enjoyed backwards cooking with help from the Scouts. The middle group made Sudan chairs and had a race. The younger group investigated disabled access around the country park.

Pack Night – Halloween Party

The cubs and leaders all dressed up in scary outfits for our halloween party. During the night we played lots of party games and carved pumpkins.

Forbidden Corner

Cherokee & Arapaho Cubs went on a visit to Foribidden Corner in North Yorkshire. They had a great day out and fun was had by all, including the leaders!