JOTA / JOTI

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA JOTI) are real jamborees during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas shared using radios, phones, chat room and skype. Beavers and Cherokee Cubs had a great day at the BBITS event working towards their digital citizen and communicator badges. We spoke with scouts from…

Welcome to Beavers

Two new members were invested into Hessle Beavers, welcome to Oscar and Seb.

JOTT 2019

Well done to everyone that took part in our Jamboree on the Trail 2019 hike. Whether you walked the full 15 miles, the middle 8 miles or the shorter 4 miles, we completed it in a very good time, and had some delicious cakes along the way. We’ll let you know how much we raised…

FUN IN THE SUN

Beavers enjoyed their last meeting of the term with some teamwork games involving lots of water. There were many happy squeals and some soggy clothes, but lots of fun was had.

North Cave Wetlands

Beavers learnt more about the natural world, as part of their World Challenge Badge, at North Cave Wetlands. We sat in the hides watching all the bird life on the lakes through binoculars, and then looked at different creatures found in the ponds in magnifying pots.

Hessle Foreshore

Perfect weather for an evening on Hessle Foreshore. As part of our Outdoor Challenge badge we built a fire, toasted marshmallows to make smores, and built some fantastic sculptures out of stones. Thanks to all the parents that helped us.

Group Camp 2019

Once a year we like to take all sections of Hessle Scout Group to camp, and as usual we’ve had a scorching hot, fantastic time. We had a circus theme for the weekend and learnt circus skills, made a circus ring, decorated t-shirts to wear whilst performing and had fun on an inflatable assault course…

Brake’s Kids Walk

Hessle Beavers took part in the Brake’s Kids Walk tonight. We walked around Hessle completing a mini monopoly run, whilst checking that there were safe places to cross the road and footpaths to walk on.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Beavers joined the Blacktoft Beacon District trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They met lots of endangered animals, which helped them work towards their Global Issues and Explore Activity Badges.

Welcome to Beavers

Four new Beavers have made their promise, and been invested into Hessle Beavers.

County Beaver Fun Day

Beavers had an action packed day completing their Air Activities Badge at Raywell Park. We made kites, boomerangs and helicopters, launched rockets, bounced on castles and watched an excellent show by the Earth Bound Misfits.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Beavers completed their Creative Activity Badge by putting on a puppet show as a treat for Mother’s Day. Congratulations also to Beavers Ava, Ruben, Fraser, Jack who achieved their Bronze Chief Scout Award before swimming up the river to Cubs.

DIGITAL MAKER

Beavers have been working towards their Digital Maker badge, understanding what all the different parts of the computer are called, and how we use computers in everyday life.  To help us remember the parts we modeled them from salt dough.

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH

As part of their Skills Challenge badge, Beavers have to go somewhere new.  Today we visited Wilberforce College to watch the Back to Ours / New Perspectives performance of The Giant Jam Sandwich.  We saw how one hot summer’s day, four million wasps invaded the quiet village of Itching Down.   We joined the villagers in…

GREEN SCREEN

Beavers had a great time tonight using a green screen to kick start their Photographer Badge.  We took some nice photos for another project later in the term but had time for some funny shots at the end of the night! #watchoutforthecow Beavers also got the chance to take photographs in lots of different ways; using…

CHRISTMAS CLIMBING

Beavers had great fun in the bouldering rooms at Rock City for their Christmas party.  The excited shouts of ‘this is brilliant’ sum up an excellent evening.

CHIEF SCOUT BRONZE AWARD

As we approach the end of the term, it has been time to say goodbye to two of our Beavers, as they start their swim up the river to Cubs.  However, not before having the great pleasure of presenting them both with their Chief Scout Bronze Awards.  Well done!

THE ELF CHALLENGE

What a weekend!  Hessle Beavers completed the Elf Challenge, doing all things Christmas.  We made Christmas stockings, tree decorations, gingerbread houses –  both large and small, we cooked Christmas dinner, decorated plates to leave goodies out for Santa, went sledging, made and iced Christmas cakes, watched the movie ‘Elf’ and then made sleighs from lego. …

Christingle 2018

Beavers and Cubs had a lovely afternoon at the Christingle Service at All Saints Church Hessle.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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

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…

#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…

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

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!

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.  

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!

NEW BEAVER SCOUTS

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

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

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…