Chief Scout’s Bronze Award

Congratulations to four Hessle Beavers – Eleanor, Isaac, Libbie and Oscar – who were tonight presented with their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award by our GSL Charlotte. This is the top award for Beavers.  It shows that they are adventurous, have helped the local community and learnt about the world.  It also means that they have…

Chief Scout’s Silver Award

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs – Jack, Leila, Elijah and Tilly – who were tonight presented with their Chief Scout’s Silver Award by our GSL Charlotte. This is the top award for Cub Scouts.  It shows that they are adventurous, have helped the local community and learnt about the world.  It also means that they…

Skills for Life

Arapaho Cubs have learnt and practiced some Life Skills, including ironing, putting on the washing, making hot drinks and cutting and peeling vegetables. By using these skills to help other people and do a good turn every day, they’ve been keeping their Promise and Law in mind, as well as completing parts of their Our…

Art for Everyone

Cherokee Cubs welcomed artist Steve to their meeting this week, for some fun and creativity. Using modelling clay, and following Steve’s excellent tuition, they made models of themselves, with some brilliant results.

Soda Bread

As Apache Scouts met on St Patrick’s Day this week, they made some Irish soda bread, as part of their Creative Challenge Badge. It both looks and tasted delicious.

Mothering Sunday

Thank you to all our Mums, who have helped us carry on scouting during the last year. In normal times we would have been on church parade this morning, bringing home a small posy of flowers for Mum. We hope all our Beaver Mums like their cards and gifts.


Arapaho Cubs met up with Trinity Cubs from Hull to use their imagination whilst building Lego structures, under the tutelage of fellow Scouter Mark the Lego Man from Bricktopia.

Hull Reform Synagogue

As part of their World Challenge and World Faiths badges, Cherokee Cubs paid a virtual visit to Hull Reform Synagogue. Aimi and Laura were brilliant, providing the Cubs with information sheets in advance and then guiding us around the synagogue, explaining about the different festivals they celebrate and showing us the many different items they…

Bird Boxes

Cherokee continued their bird theme for this term, by making nest boxes for small birds that appear in their garden. Baloo kindly cut the wood for everyone, but Cubs, with supervision from parents, built the box making use of screwdrivers, hammers, sandpaper and tape measures. Their challenge for the week is to paint or varnish…


Cherokee Cubs practiced their pancake making skills last week. We hope they are making them for the whole family today!

Batterman Saves the Day!

Several of our Beavers had little bits of their Challenge Badges to complete to achieve their Chief Scout Bronze Award, so with a bit of teamwork and a sleepover at home, Batterman and 16 Beaver friends have helped them along the way. We made rafts, decorated and rolled eggs, completed a scavenger hunt, made pancakes…

Welcome to Beavers

Three new Beavers have made their promise and been invested into Hessle Scout Group. Welcome to Daniel, Teddy and William.

Emergency Aid

Beavers practiced their first aid skills this week – cleaning a wound, applying a plaster and a bandage – and then putting someone into the recovery position. Thank you to all our willing patients!

Seeing Stars

Arapaho Cubs are working towards their Astronomer Activity Badge. They learnt about the solar system and constellations. Can anyone guess what this Cub’s star sign is?

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

In preparation for the Big Garden Birdwatch Cherokee Cubs had a bird themed evening. We played bird matching and naming games, we made bird feeders, danced to the birdie song and made origami pigeons! This weekend we will all be watching carefully in our gardens to see what birds appear. Why not join in too…

Lego Map Symbols

As part of their Navigator badge, Beavers have been learning map symbols, by making them out of lego bricks. We also looked at a map of Hessle and identified lots of local features, and worked out what we should take in our rucksacks when we can eventually all go on a hike together.

Air Activities

Arapaho Cubs have welcomed several new members to their pack this term. As well as getting to know each other by sharing their name using the phonetic alphabet, the have been making paper aeroplanes.

Home Helps

Cherokee Cubs completed the next part of their Home Help Activity Badge, cleaning and tidying the living room and ironing their neckers. Let’s hope they keep using these skills every day during lockdown!

Fire Breathing Dragons!

Beavers loved their talk and demonstration by Liz Million last night. She explained how to draw different types of animals, with differing facial expressions, and we all had a go too with some fantastic results.


As part of their Communicator Activity Badge Beavers made their own semaphore flags, and practiced spelling out compound words. They have also learnt their phone numbers, solved a simple code and sent the answer to TicTac via text message or Whatsapp.

Christmas Fun

For their last meeting of the term, Beavers made their own Christmas decorations – we painted salt dough shapes, made a snowman star, a bauble, and a special scout decoration to remember our virtual scouting in 2020.

Bronze Chief Scout Award

Congratulations to Joseph on achieving his Bronze Chief Scout Award, and commencing his swim up the river to Cubs.

Welcome to Beavers

Tonight we invested two new Beavers into our colony on zoom. Welcome to Oscar and Isaac (and thanks to mum for the assistance!)

Cherokee Christmas Activity Day

Cherokee Cubs had a fun day of all things Christmas. We made our own tree from sticks and string, and decorated it with pine cones and acorns, we made Christmas crackers, a 2020 memory decoration for our tree, we cooked our own Christmas dinner, with chocolate orange trifle for dessert, and decorated Christmas cakes. To…

Jingle Bells

Under the excellent guidance of our young leader, Hawkeye, Beavers created music tonight. We used pots, pans, wooden spoons and our hands along with any instruments we had in our own home. By the end of the session we were all experts at playing along to Jingle Bells. Well done to Joseph completing his Personal…

The Great Cherokee Bake Off

Cherokee Cubs rose to the challenge at their Bake Off Zoom meeting. In the space of an hour and a half we had baked and iced 336 buns between us – that must be a record, and we certainly couldn’t have done that in the den. Best of all, there was no mess for the…

Skills for Life

Cherokee Cubs have been learning some important skills for life recently – how to do the washing (a bonus in lockdown that they got to actually do it – we don’t have a washing machine in our scout den), how to be safe both as a cyclist and a pedestrian, and how to read a…


Cherokee Cubs planned for meeting face to face and completing some pottery painting. However lockdown prevented meeting but not the painting. Big thanks to our local pottery studio for delivering everything we needed to complete our Christmas mugs at home. We can’t wait to see everyone’s creations once they have been in Kenny the Kiln!

Leaf Art

As part of their world challenge badge, Beavers took part in some leaf art activities. After gathering leaves and sticks whilst out on their daily walk, first they made hedgehog pictures, and then lots of other animals from leaves. We then made stick men, which involved practicing to tie a reef knot whilst making their…

World Challenge

Beavers have been working towards their world challenge badge this term. For ‘take part in an activity from another country’ we learnt about the festival of Diwali. We made our own diyas from saltdough, and Beavers lit their own candle in them, as part of their skills challenge badge. We then made rangloi art using…

Creative Explosions

Beavers had fun making their own firework displays. Firstly we iced biscuits and then painted pictures, using our skill to roll a marble around the paper to create the display. Thanks also to parents for assisting in investing three of our Beavers via zoom. Well done Alistair, Edward and Frankie.

Cherokee on the move!

Cherokee Cubs have just completed a three week rotation of activities – a hike around the Humber Bridge Country Park, a cycle ride across the Humber Bridge and activities on zoom towards their book reader badge. It’s great to be back outside completing challenges together, even if we are in smaller groups.

Apple Crumble!

A couple weeks ago we had a talk from Yvette at Pickering Road Orchard, about how apple trees grow through each season. This week we saw some excellent cooking skills by our Beavers. Young people used vegetable peelers and knives, rubbed butter into flour, and produced some brilliant apple crumbles. We hope they all tasted…

Fun in the Orchard

For their first face to face meeting, half of our Beaver Colony met at Raywell Park to undertake a scavenger hunt and have some fun on the go-karts. It was great to be back together again, and we’re looking forward to seeing the other half of the colony next week.

Keeping Safe and Tidy

Cherokee Cubs met on Zoom this week and completed parts of the Fire Safety, Home Safety and Home Help badges. Cubs drew a floor plan of their house and then investigated where the smoke alarms and fire exits are, they looked at what dangers there are that could start a fire in each room, and…

Problem Solving

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs completed a ‘Leaning Tower of Feetza’ problem solving activity alongside a game of battleships using the phonetic alphabet during their weekly Zoom meeting.

Zoom Investitures

Another first for Hessle Beavers took place this week, when we invested six of our new members during our Zoom meeting. Thanks to parents for their assistance with presenting the neckers, certificates and badges.

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Archie, Oliver and Seth on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. These were presented by Charlotte our GSL during our online Zoom meeting.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Hessle Beavers made history this week in presenting eight Chief Scout Awards via Zoom! Charlotte, our GSL, joined us to make the presentations virtually, and big thanks to all the parents for their assistance. Congratulations to Luke, Archie, Jesse, Rowan, Joshua, Jessica, Amelie and Rosie on their achievements. We also presented lots of other badges…

Kindness in our Community

Hessle Scout Group are working with The Red Cross on their ‘Kindness in Every Community’ project. Although we can’t meet face to face, Cubs and Beavers have been painting rocks at home with pictures and words to make people smile on their daily walk. Keep a look out in the local area, and let us…

Looking to the Stars

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs completed more of their Astronomer Badge via Zoom this week, learning how the earth moves around the sun. They also recreated constellations, including their astrological birth signs!


What do you do when you can’t all go outside and look at the stars together for the Space Badge – you make constellations out of iced gems and strawberry laces instead! Well done Beavers!

Lego Challenges

Cubs used their imaginations with Lego this week, completing many challenges over Zoom both with leaders and through the Blacktoft Beacon Bricktopia event. These activities helped them complete parts of both their Artist and Skills Challenge badges.

Zoom into Space!

Beavers held their first weekly meeting via Zoom and we worked towards our Space badge. We talked about the planets, the moon and astronaut Tim Peake, made our own picture of the solar system, recreated it from spherical shaped items found in our homes, and a toilet roll middle rocket!

Beavers 2020 Lockdown Sleepover

Beavers had a fun packed weekend at their Lockdown Sleepover. We had a scavenger hunt, learnt about maps and what to take on a hike, made bird feeders, toilet roll superheroes and our own crazy golf course, as well as the usual camp activities of cooking our own food, singing campfire songs and playing bingo.

Cherokee 2020 Lockdown Camp

Cherokee Cubs enjoyed a weekend of activities, all done from the safety of their own home during lockdown. The chose to sleep in either a tent in the garden or a den they built themselves, and during the day made an obstacle course, camp gadgets, lunch and tea, a bug hotel and completed a scavenger…

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.