A Million Hands

This week the middle group went on a visit to our local Sainsbury’s to look at it’s disabled access for their A Million Hands Project. They looked at how suitable the shop was to people with physical disabilities and mental disabilities such as dementia. It has nice wide aisles for wheelchair access and t-loops at…

Chef Badge

This week the older group did the practical part of their Chef Badge and cooked a 2 course meal each. They did a brilliant job as it was all edible and tasted great!

Dementia Friends

This week Beavers had a visit from Dementia Friends as part of their A Million Hands Project. They learnt all about how the brain works and how Dementia affects everyday tasks that we take for granted. At the end of the session they talked about how they can help by raising awareness.

Cherokee Spring Camp

This weekend Cherokee Cubs went on their Spring Camp to Bramhope Campsite. Everyone had a great time taking part in the weekends activities which were; archery, pizza making, giant push ball, cooking on open fires & gladiators. On Saturday night we also joined another Cub Pack from the local District for a sing-song around the…

Welcome to Beavers!

Welcome to Sam, Mason, Alex, Tristan & Gio; our 4 newest members who have made their promise and been invested into the Colony!  

Minecraft Sleepover

To kick off our year of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Cubs, 26 very excited Cherokee Cubs spent the night at the Den this weekend doing all things Minecraft! This included playing Minecraft on computers with tasks to complete, making edible Minecraft blocks by decorating cakes and making chocolate krispie buns. We had a competition…

Come and Visit Hessle!

Working towards their Local Knowledge badge this week, the Cubs made a poster of all the reasons to come and visit Hessle!

Volcanic Explosions!

Our older Cubs got scientific this week and made exploding volcanoes! This goes towards their Scientist Badge and don’t they look the part!

Cakes & Construction

This week our 2 younger groups made a cake in a mug and talked about a balanced diet as part of the new Skills Challenge badge. Meanwhile our older Cubs worked in teams to see who could construct the tallest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows.

Welcome to Cubs!

After completing their moving on award before the summer holidays; Connor, Oliver & Henry remade their promise tonight and became Cubs! Welcome to Cherokee!

Cyclist Badge

After our visits to Halfords, the cubs just had the practical part of their cyclist badge to complete. For this we had Steve who teaches cycling proficiency come down and put us through our paces!

Mini-beast Hunting

The Beavers got up close and personal with nature this week, carefully capturing mini-beasts and identify them under microscopes. They also continued their work towards the gardening badge by transferring the tomato plants they grew from seeds into hanging baskets and tackling some more of those nettles.  

Silver Chief Scout Award

Congratulations to Finlay who was awarded his Silver Chief Scout Award this week! He’s put in lots of hard work both at Cherokee and Ferriby & Swanland Cubs to gain all of his challenge badges so well done!

Tent Pitching Practice

This week Cherokee have been practicing putting up the classic patrol tents ready for Summer Camp.

Annual General Meeting 2015

We once again held our AGM in conjunction with a family BBQ this year. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves in the sunshine and we thank you for attending.

Investing in the Woods!

Also while we were at Nut Wood this week, our newest two members, Emma and Luke, were invested. They got a little soggy but that’s all part of the fun! Welcome to Hessle Beavers Emma and Luke!

A Visit to Nut Wood

This week the Beavers went for a wander around Nut Wood. Here they learnt how trees change during the different seasons for their Gardeners Badge and had a look at some bivvys before making their own Beaver Lodge!

Silver Chief Scout Awards

Congratulations to Jack and David on receiving their Silver Chief Scout Awards this week! After recently completing all of their challenge badges, the boys certainly deserve it for all the hard work they have put in, well done!

Thank You for helping Defend the Den!

Tonight we hosted a Thank You evening for all the organisations who have contributed towards our ‘Defend the Den’ campaign for the new shutters on the windows. It was a chance for the organisations to have a look around the Den and see what a great improvement the shutters have made, both inside and out. Wyke…

Sixer & Seconder Camp 2015

Over the weekend Cherokee and Arapaho Sixers & Seconders went away to High Ropes Campsite. The camp is designed to help these Cubs develop their leadership and team work skills whilst having fun. After arrival on Friday night the Cubs had to pitch their tents with minimal help from the leaders and set out their…

The New Shutters!

This week the new electric shutters that we have been fundraising for, as the ‘Defend the Den’ campaign have been fitted! I think everyone will agree that they look very smart! The Group would like to thank; Oxley Shutters, Wyke Round Table, Hessle Open Gardens, various Feemason Lodges & Haltemprice Lions for their help in…

Camp Preparation

We did some preparation for the upcoming camping season this week. First of all we practiced putting up the tents the Cubs will use when on camp, for some of our younger members this is their first time pitching a tent, whilst for others it was a useful reminder! Then we had a relay race…

Sedan Chairs in the Country Park

We went down into the Country Park to put the knots we learnt last week into practice making Sedan Chairs. To test if they were up to standard we then carried one of our six for a short distance around the Park. Some knots lasted longer than others!

Explorers are looking for a new leader!

Hessle Explorers are looking for a fun, active and enthusiastic adult to join their leadership team! We need someone who can help deliver an action packed programme to our 14-18 age group. No previous experience necessary, just a sense of adventure! Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries about the role!

Anyone for a barbecue?

We had great turnout last year to our AGM, so we hope everyone would like to join us again this year. Food is provided, just bring drinks and your family!

Jamboree On The Trail – Sponsored Walk

Our Group Sponsored Walk as part of Jamboree On The Trail is this weekend! Hope everyone taking part has been getting lots of sponsors, if not it’s never too late to start! It doesn’t matter if you have £1 or £100 it would be great to have everyone in the Group take part. Spare forms are…

Wolds Challenge 2015

This year we entered 2 teams into the Wolds Challenge, a day hike competition to test navigation and teamwork skills. Both teams completed the course with only one team having a slight navigational error! We are still waiting for the official results of where the two teams placed.  

Beavers Go Green Fingered

This week the Beavers got their green fingers out for their Gardener Activity Badge! Baloo from Cherokee did some up-cycling for us and turned two pallets into rows of boxes for us to plant in. In here we planted sweet peas, lettuce, parsley, chives, peppers & basil. We also planted a special variety of tomato…

Welcome to Cherokee

This week our 3 newest members made their promise as Cub Scouts and became members of Cherokee Cub Pack. For Danny this was his first time, whilst Fred & Tom swam up the river from Beavers. Welcome to you all!

St George’s Activity Day 2015

Today saw the entire Scout Group attend the joint St George’s Activity Day between Blacktoft Beacon & Beverley and Hornsea Districts. The morning was full of activities for everyone to have a go at; there was scooters, stomp rockets, crossbows, cooking on fires & martial arts to name a few! In the afternoon all sections paraded…

Firestation Visit

This week we went to visit Calvert Lane Firestation as part of our Fire Safety badge. We got to look around all the base and the fire engines learning lots about how the Firemen do their job. At the end of the night they even let us have a go on the hose!

Glen & Ian are Invested

Tonight Glen & Ian, 2 of our newest leaders, were invested as members of Hessle Scout Group after completing all the necessary training to become Sectional Assistants at Cherokee Cubs. A big Hessle Scout Group welcome to you both!

Creative Challenge

This week we finished off our Creative Challenge badge. This involved decorating cards and bags for Mothers Day, breaking some codes and creating videos to advertise Scouting. Everyone did really well to stand up in front of the camera and perform, the adverts will be on display in the Scout Den.

Bronze Chief Scout Awards

Tonight we also had 8 Beavers gain their Bronze Chief Scout Award! This is highest award available to Beavers and a lot of hard work has gone into earning all their Challenge Badges so Paul our GSL came down to present them. Well done Lucas, Ollie, Fred, Matthew, Tom, Connor, Oliver & James!


As it was our last night before Easter, this week our theme was eggs! We conducted some egg experiments as part of our Experiment badge, played some egg team games and also decorated a hard boiled egg for our egg rolling competition. We rolled them down the gentle hill outside to see who’s could roll…

A Campfire with St Hildas Beavers

This week we had a visit from St Hildas Beavers in Hull. They joined us for the last part of our creative challenge, making musical instruments! Everyone had a go at toasting marshmallows and then we sung some classic campfire songs and played our instruments along too.

Space Sleepover

This weekend the Beavers have been into outer space on their sleepover! They arrived on Friday afternoon and were split up into their space shuttle teams; Atlantis, Enterprise, Challenger & Discovery, ready to start the afternoons activities. They got creative making space suits, helmets, jet packs, model shuttles and stars in jars. They also played some…

Space Badge

This week the Beavers started working towards their Space activity badge. They learnt all about the planets in our solar system and made a collage to help them remember. They made constellation cards to put over the end of their torches to learn the shapes of some of the constellations in the night sky. They also…

New Beavers Invested

Over the past few weeks our latest 5 Beavers have been invested. We would like to welcome Ava, Callum, Eray, James & Harry into the Colony!

Pets at Home Visit

This week the Beavers went for a visit to the Anlaby Pets at Home store. Here they learnt all about the different animals they sell and how to look after them. We even got to hold and stroke some of them! At the end of the night they were given a booklet to fill in…

Map Reader Badge

Over the past 3 weeks the Cubs have been learning and refreshing their map skills. This has involved making contour models out of lego, matching up map symbols, practicing grid references, planning routes on Google Maps and learning compass points. Once all of these things are put into practice next week on our winter hike…

Puppet Show

This week the Beavers came up with their own stories and then made puppets to act them out with. We had shows ranging from ninja turtles to pirates!

Construction Night

This week as part of our Creative Challenge, we had a night constructing things. We made catapults out of lolly sticks and had great fun testing them out. We also used our imaginations to create vehicles and bridges out of lego.

Gold Chief Scout Award

Drew has been awarded his Gold Chief Scout Award after putting in a lot of hard work. Paul our GSL came and awarded Drew with his badge and certificate on Friday evening. Well done Drew!

Up in the Air!

This week the Beavers looked at all things airborne. We made paper aeroplanes, hovercrafts and helicopters. Of course at the end of the night we had to see who’s could fly the furthest and the highest!

Cubs & Compasses

This week we have been learning all about the points on a compass. This includes their names and their degrees away from North. This along with a look at some map symbols is the start of the work we’ll do towards our Map Readers badge.

Silver Chief Scout Award

Tonight Paul came down to award Alfie with his Silver Chief Scout Award. After putting in the work to complete all of his challenge badges this is the highest award a Cub can gain so well done Alfie!

New Beavers Invested

This week our 5 new Beavers finished swimming up the river and renewed their promise as full members of Cherokee Cub Pack! Welcome to Sam, Jacob, Edward, Ethan & Tom!

Swimming up to Cubs

Also this week we said goodbye to Sam, Jacob, Edward, Ethan & Tom as they started their swim up the river to Cherokee Cubs. On the first week back the Leaders will go to Cubs to see them finish swimming up the river and renew their promise as Cubs.