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


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!


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!


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


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.


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…


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…


It was a perfect night to be out on our bikes, and we’re really proud of all the Beavers for doing their best when cycling to North Ferriby and back.  Big thank you to all the parents that joined us too, making sure that no-one ended up in the river!  


A great big well done to everyone that helped with litter picking at Hessle Feast.  We collected twenty three bags of rubbish between us, which was brilliant.  We also worked with the Coop promoting their membership scheme and the local community fund (which we are recipients of at the moment), as well as cooking s’mores…

Beaver 30th Birthday Celebrations

Beavers from all over Humberside County joined together this weekend to celebrate 30 years of Beaver Scouts – a day full of activities at Driffield Showground with the added bonus of a sleepover.  The day all helped us to work towards our Creative Activity Badge and we enjoyed bouncy castles, learnt circus skills, made things…


We all managed to pass security and had a fantastic time at Spy Camp in Bail Wood.  The sun shone all weekend, we built dens, went on hikes, cracked codes, got to sit in a hovercraft, cooked on fires, had a water fight, sang around the campfire, used our imagination at Q’s base, completed the…

Welcome to Beavers

Four new Beavers were invested in Nut Wood, welcome to Charlotte, Jonah, Ruben and Seth.  We then went on a hike around the wood, identifying the different trees and learning all about what happens to them during the seasons of the year.

JOTT 2017

Well done to everyone that took part in our annual Jamboree on the Trail / BBQ / AGM event.  Fantastic turn out from all the families in our group.  Please hand sponsor money in to any section leader.

Bronze Chief Scout Awards

Five Hessle Beavers were delighted to receive their Bronze Chief Scout Award tonight from GSL Paul.  Well done to Elliott, Emma, Georgia, Kieran and William.

Badges at Home

Several of our Beavers have been working towards badges either at home, through sports clubs or at school.  We have had several show and tell evenings where we have seen swimming and gymnastic certificates and badges, reading challenges, karate kit, bouncy ball collections, drawings, heard about caring for different pets, seen football card and bottle…


During the first few months of this year Beavers have been working on The Scout Association’s #YouShape project – empowering young people to shape their Scouting experience at a local and national level. We took part in a couple of evenings looking at the types of activities Beavers have enjoyed the most, and noting down…

Saramique Pottery Painting

Beavers have been busy making gifts for Mother’s Day.  We think the concentration on their faces says how much they enjoyed it.  Big thanks to Sara at Saramique Studio and all the Dads that came along to help.  We can’t wait to see the finished creations.


As part of their Health & Fitness badge, Beavers cooked pancakes – but not in the usual way!  These were mini pancakes cooked on a tin can over a tea light.  Delicious results with some healthy fruit toppings too.

Christmas with Billy Beaver

Billy Beaver spent Christmas with Tic Tac and Keeo and has had a fun time as you will see from the pictures.  He attended the Cub 100 Promise Party with Cherokee Cubs, he has been walking to plan the next Beaver Hike, he watched Georgia and two Arapaho Cubs in the Christmas Nativity at All…


Hessle Beavers had a fantastic evening at Rockcity, climbing in both the spaceship and castle rooms.  We have some excellent climbers who are clearly not afraid of heights!  We finished the evening saying goodbye to two of our Beavers, Mason and Tristan, as they swam up the river.  After Christmas they will become Arapaho Cubs….


As part of their World Challenge badge, Beavers have been collecting non perishable food for the Hull Foodbank.  This afternoon we took the opportunity to add our contribution to the monthly collection in All Saints Church.  


This afternoon we attended All Saints Church for the annual Children’s Society Christingle Service.  The young people played an active part in the service, assisting with the readings, singing and collecting all the candles that we had been filling with pennies.  They also learnt about and received their own Christingle to take home.  Beavers were…

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Two of Hessle Beavers recently received the highest award available in the section – The Chief Scout Bronze Award.  A great big well done to Mason and Tristan, who were presented with their awards by Paul our GSL.  To achieve this badge they had to complete all the six challenge badges, along with at least…


Our Beaver quiz team of Emma, Georgia, Kieran and William represented Blacktoft Beacon at the County Quiz this afternoon.  There were seven teams from all over Humberside competing in a very close competition.  Whilst the questions were marked Beavers played some parachute games, made rockets and sang some campfire songs.  After the counting of the…

Children in Need

Tonight Beavers took part in the #JumpForPudsey Challenge.  We had five different jumping challenges – with a skipping rope, with a beanbag between our knees, over a roll mat, whilst throwing a ball and in and out of a hoop.  Each challenge was done for 30 seconds, and we counted the number of jumps we…

Remembrance Sunday

We were very proud of the Beavers that took part in the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service. They all wore the poppies that they had made the previous week with pride.  They will all also receive a poppy badge to sew on to their uniform.      


As part of the World Challenge badge Beavers have to learn about activities that represent different parts of our country.  This week we learnt about Guy Fawkes and his gunpowder plot.  We then had fun with a sparkler, and also toasted some marshmallows to make smores.  We made our own Guy Fawkes, which the Cubs…

Quiz Winners!

Well done to the two teams of Hessle Beavers who entered the Blacktoft Beacon Quiz this afternoon, along with a team from Snaith Rawcliffe Bridge.  One team – Alex, Mason, Sam and Tristan – finished in joint second place with the boys from Snaith Rawcliffe Bridge.  Our other team – Emma, Georgia, Kieran and William…

Mad Scientists

During half term Hessle Beavers took part in a Mad Scientist Sleepover. We started the event by joining the Humber Bridge Country Park Rangers building hibernation dens, first of all small ones in pieces of drain pipe for insects, and then larger ones using logs and sticks in the woods for small animals. We then…


We have just heard the total amount we raised from the Sport Relief Mile held earlier this year at Swanland Playing Fields, where we saw local people running one, three or six miles in aid of Sport Relief. The money has been counted up and Swanland raised a total of £1,360.65. This year’s Sport Relief…


As part of their World Challenge badge, Beavers have to meet someone who serves the community, and we were delighted to welcome Les to the scout den.  He told us all about his job as a paramedic, and then helped us to practice some of our bandaging skills.  We also invested Freddie as our newest…


As part of our Global Issues activity badge, Beavers made their own water filters from plastic bottles, along with some fabric, cotton wool, sand and pebbles.  They were very successful, turning the brown muddy water clean again.  

A Million Hands

This week Hessle Beavers have completed the final part of their ‘A Million Hands’ project / Community Impact badge with a visit to the The Weir Hotel Residential Care Home.  As part of this project we had a talk from Dementia Friends earlier this year.  We then collect wool, buttons and ribbons which a group…

Harvest Festival

Members of Hessle Scout Group took part in All Saints Church Harvest Festival service today.  As well as parading with their flags, they played an active part in the service reading the prayers, bible readings, and assisting with the collection.  The uniformed groups had also produced artwork with a harvest / autumn theme to display…


As part of their navigator badge, last week Beavers each drew their own maps of the route of our hike, and tonight they successfully followed them.  Along the way we also did a bit of geocaching, first of all finding one that someone else has hidden – well done to Elliott for finding it.  We…

Go-Karts and Grass Sledging

For our last night of the term we had some fun at Raywell on the go-karts and grass sledging. A great time was had by everyone in the sunshine – parents and Beavers! We finished the evening with Paul, our GSL, presenting Chief Scout Bronze Awards to James, Callum and James – well done to…

Outdoor Cooking

Beavers spent the evening cooking on the foreshore as part of the outdoor and adventure challenge badges.  For supper they made sausages and spaghetti followed by camp cones – some were a little bit toasty but still delicious.  In the lovely evening sunshine they also built sculptures using natural materials found along the foreshore.

Water Challenges

Beavers completed a series of water related challenges, firstly to see how far they could make their water travel, and then how steadily they could carry it whilst blindfolded and listening to instructions from their team.  The evening finished with a game of mop hockey followed by drip, drip, soak and a water fight.  Much…

A Wizard Weekend

All things Harry Potter was the theme of the 2016 Group Camp, and 107 members of Hessle Scout Group had a fantastic time at Primrose Hill Campsite, Brigg. The weekend began at Platform 9 3/4 on Friday evening with Hagrid welcoming everyone to camp, and then on to the sorting hat ceremony where we all…

Pioneering Catapults

As part of their Camp Craft Activity badge, Beavers worked together as a team to put up a small tent,  as well as having some great fun pioneering and making catapults.

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

Tonight Beavers got a little muddy, but had a great time.  We were completing one of our Beaver 30th Birthday Challenges, to go on a 30 minute hike and try and find a geocache.  We found one with the assistance of Keeo’s phone and GPS near Little Waudby Farm.  We then combined our walk with…