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…

BEAVER CYCLISTS

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!  

HESSLE FEAST

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…

SPY CAMP

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…

#YOUSHAPE

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.

Pancakes

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…

Bouldering!

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….

FOODBANK

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.  

CHRISTINGLE

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…

BEAVER COUNTY QUIZ

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.      

REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 5th OF NOVEMBER

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…

SWANLAND RAISES £1,360.65 FOR SPORT RELIEF

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…

WORLD CHALLENGE

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…

GLOBAL ISSUES

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…

GEOCACHING

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…

Rand Farm Park

Billy Beaver and his friends have had a fantastic day out at Rand Farm Park.  We have fed the goats, sheep and cows, both with food from our hands and with bottles for the babies, learnt how chickens grow inside the egg, traversed the wall, watched cows being milked, been on a tractor ride, stroked…

Hessle Foreshore Beach Clean

In conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society and staff from The Deep, Beavers and parents took part in a beach clean on Hessle Foreshore.  Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It’s also dangerous…

2016 Jamboree on the Trail

Hessle Beavers took part in the 2016 Jamboree on the Trail today, along with all the other sections in Hessle Scout Group.  The Explorers, Apache and Navajo Scouts set off early this morning from the Humber Bridge, going southbound across the bridge and headed to South Ferriby.  There they met up with Arapaho and Cherokee…

Beaver Promise

Welcome to Alfie, Clementine, Gilby, Harry and Mason, our five newest members who have made their promise and been invested into the Colony!  

Cyclist Badge

Tonight Hessle Beavers completed their cyclist badge.  To start the evening we discussed why it’s important to wear safety equipment like a helmet, reflective clothing and lights, and everyone checked that they had their helmets on correctly.  They then undertook four cycling activities: testing skills cycling between cones; checking tyres were pumped up correctly and looking…

St George’s Day

Beavers had a fun day at the 2016 St George’s Activity Day and Parade at Beverley Race Course, along with lots of other Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and leaders from both Blacktoft Beacon and City of Hull districts.  In the morning they undertook many activities:  decorating the dragon ready for the parade, making windmills and…

BEAVER CHALLENGES

We completed three challenges as part of the 30 years of Beavers celebrations tonight.  The first was tying knots on a piece of rope.  Each Beaver attempted to tie a reef knot, clove hitch and shoelace knot with varying degrees of success!  We have decorated the scout den with the results to see if our…

Park in the Dark

For our last meeting before Easter, Hessle Beavers had a chip shop hike, followed by a visit to the park.  We walked from the scout den to the chip shop, and collected our supper to eat in the park.  Much fun was had shining torches from the top of the climbing frames.  We then presented…

Sport Relief Mile 2016

On Sunday 20 March Hessle Beavers took part in the Sport Relief Mile at Swanland Playing Fields.  We all made sure that we did some warm ups first, and then Olympic Gold medalist Luke Campbell started the race for us.  Beavers and Leaders all did some fantastic running, jogging and walking going three laps of…

Beaver Cooks

This week we completed the final parts of our cooks badge which involved preparing three different dishes.  For this we chose a pitta bread pizza with our favourite toppings, which we cooked on open fires, flapjack and fruit smoothies.  We had a fun time chopping all the fruit and vegetables, and even got to learn a…

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.

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!  

National Railway Museum

Hessle Beavers had a fun day at the National Railway Museum, looking around all the trains, which helped them achieve their Explore Activity Badge.  Favourite bits of the day were a ride in the Mallard simulator, recreating Mallard’s record breaking run at 126mph, the Punch and Judy show, an outdoor ride on the miniature railway and…

Pancakes!

Beavers had fun making and eating pancakes tonight, with lots of gooey filling combinations.  We also played some team games with the parachute, and had a pancake flipping race!