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!

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.

VE Day 75

Lots of brilliant pictures of both young people and leaders taking part in VE Day activities at home.

Camp at Home

We may not be able to go camping at the moment, but lots of our young people have found ways to make dens and camp at home. Well done to Beavers Luke and Summer, Cherokees Bradley, Jack, Fraser and Harrison, Arapaho Jessica and Navajo Ewan. If you’ve been camping at home, send us your pictures.

Beaver Cooks

Lots more cooking has been taking place in Beaver homes, and it looks delicious. Well done Rosie, Alfie, Aiden, Isaac, Daniel and Joseph. Keep on scouting, learning those important skills for life.

Beaver Blog – Joshua

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Joshua on activities we undertook for our Experiment Activity Badge and Challenge X during British Science Week. Last Wednesday I took my tooth brush with me for an activity.  The activity I…

Beaver Cooks

For their Cook Activity Badge Beavers have to prepare and cook three dishes, both sweet and savoury. Well done to Joseph and Summer, their food looks delicious.

Beaver Outdoor Challenge

Part of the Beaver Outdoor Challenge badge requires Beavers to take part in an activity using natural things like leaves, bark, twigs, sand and rocks. Well done to Aiden, Alfie, Amelie, Jessica and Summer for making us smile with their pictures.

Beaver Blog – Luke

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Luke on our World Book Day sleepover at Anlaby Park Community Library. Last Friday, the beavers had a sleepover at the library.  We found different books for different categories on our sheet…

Beaver Blog – Seb

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, our second Beaver Blog comes from Seb. Tonight we was earning our First Aid badge. Then we split into three groups. First we learnt how to do the recovery position. Next we learnt if you need an ambulance or not, what we would do, and how to support…

Beaver Blog – Archie

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Archie on the Big Sing. At the Big Sing I went to the church and then I went around Hessle and gave people a leaflet to go to the Big Sing. I…

Welcome to Hessle Beavers

Six new young people have been invested into Hessle Beavers, welcome to Alfie, Aiden, Arthur, Isaac, Libbie and Summer. We then had a fun evening undertaking some problem solving challenges.

All Saints Church

Hessle Beavers visited All Saints Church this week as part of their Faith Activity Badge. The completed a treasure hunt around the church, and then Revd Gemma read the story of The Good Samaritan, which Beavers all thought fitted really well with their Beaver promise. We then made reflection / prayer chains which are now…

Bounce into Christmas

Beavers ended the term with a visit to Gravity. We also waved goodbye to six of our Beavers as they started their journey swimming up the river to Cubs.

Chief Scout’s Bronze Award

Congratulations to five of our Beavers – Bethany, Bradley, Charlie, Henry and Joseph – on achieving their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. We hope you all have fun at Cubs.

Christingle

Lovely to see all our young people taking part in the Christingle Service this afternoon. As our Scouting promises and laws say ‘to be kind and helpful’ and to ‘think of others before themselves’, we did both this afternoon, working alongside The Children’s Society.

County Beaver Quiz

Well done to our four Beavers who represented Hessle and Blacktoft Beacon in the County Quiz today. You did brilliantly, especially in the team games!

Skills for Life

As part of their Camp Craft Activity Badge, Beavers learnt how to sew a badge onto their camp blankets. Big thanks to all the parents who helped!

Gruffalo Adventure

2019 is the Gruffalo’s 20th birthday, and to celebrate Beavers have taken part in a Gruffalo Adventure. Outdoors we enjoyed the climbing wall and go karts, as well as making pictures of Gruffalo characters from natural items, and hunting for bugs. We made our own pizza and Gruffalo feet for lunch, Gruffalo crumble for tea,…

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…