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.

Bonfire Night

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs walked down to Hessle Rugby Club to watch their annual firework display – an excellent show as always. Big thanks to the rugby club for our pig pen to keep us safe and hot dogs for supper. Also to Specsavers for our hi-viz jackets, keeping us seen on our walk.

UK Parliament Week 2019

Cherokee Cubs have taken part in UK Parliament Week. Their topic for discussion and debate was the amount of new housing being built in Hessle. They thought about why housing is needed and the impact it has on local amenities, green spaces and wildlife. At the end of our discussions, the majority of Cubs were…

Halloween at Blackhills

Cherokee Cubs had a halloween themed camp at Blackhills Campsite, near Bradford. The torrential rain did not stop them having fun, taking part in archery, axe throwing and rifle shooting, pumpkin carving and a campfire, as well as indoor activities making bats, monsters, lanterns and iced goodies! Despite the mud we arrived home clean after…

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 and Well Done!

Cherokee Cubs have invested three new members recently, Charlie, Harry and Caleb, as well as congratulating William on achieving his Silver Chief Scout Award.

Fire Fire!

Thank you to Red Watch and staff at Calvert Lane Fire Station for helping Cherokee Cubs work towards their Fire Safety activity badge.

Humber Rescue

Following our cycle challenge in the summer, Cherokee Cubs have been down to Humber Rescue to hand over the money we raised. They were also lucky enough to get on the boat for a look around.

Bring an Adult Camp

Cherokee Cubs had the opportunity to bring an adult to camp with them, and what a great time they had at Squirrel Wood. We swapped ipads and Xboxes for axes, saws and fires for the weekend. We went weaseling and axe throwing, as well as completing a bit of archery, we lit fires and cooked…

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…

SPLASH!

Cherokee Cubs had an active end to the term, with a hike from Brantingham to South Cave, team games with water at the den, and a morning at Welton Waters. The smiles in the pictures say what fun they all had.

Humber Rescue

Cherokee Cubs were very proud to present volunteers at Humber Rescue with £155.02 from their Cycle the Humber Challenge. They, along with other members of Hessle Scout Group, are hoping to raise lots more at their next challenge at Hessle Feast.

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…

William’s Den

Cherokee Cubs had a fab time at William’s Den, playing both indoors and outdoors, making pizza for supper, building dens and best of all sleeping in the den!

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee have welcomed and invested lots of new Cubs this term, some who have just swam up the river from Beavers and others new to scouting. They were invested in the sunshine in some of our favourite places, Hessle Foreshore and Raywell Park.

Cycle The Humber

Well done to all the Cherokee Cubs and Leaders that took part in our ‘Cycle The Humber’ challenge today – and also their family members, Beavers, Apache and Navajo Scouts that joined us too. Together we cycled 181 miles (way over our 115 mile target), and raised £155.02 for Humber Rescue.

Campcraft 2019

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the Blacktoft Beacon Cub Campcraft Competition today. Lots of opportunity for Cubs to both demonstrate and learn new life skills – cooking on fires, bivvy building, puncture repair, making a water filter, wiring a plug, pioneering, lighting a fire, putting up tents, to name just a few. A…

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Ben, Emma, Evie, Isaac and Kieran on achieving their Chief Scout Silver awards.

CHEROKEE SPRING CAMP

What a weekend of fun, sunshine and adventurous outdoor activities at Bramhope Scout Campsite.  We conquered the climbing wall, completed the orienteering trail around Chevin Forest Park, cooked breakfast on a fire, identified trees and creatures for our naturalist badge, swung through the trees on the low ropes trail, whizzed down the ski slope, chased…

HULL MOSQUE

As part of their World Faiths and World Challenge badges Cherokee Cubs had a very informative visit to Hull Mosque and Islamic Centre.  We gained an understanding of how our religions are very similar, why, when and in what direction they pray at the Mosque, and were able to observe the evening prayers.  We also…

WORMERIES

Cherokee Cubs have been completing their Scientist badge.  They have made slime, created explosions, and made wormeries.  We hope the worms have survived!

YEAR OF THE PIG

Cherokee Cubs middle group worked as a team to produce a very tasty Chinese banquet.  This was part of their International Activity badge, and they chopped and prepared all the ingredients and made sure they were all cooked correctly.  The whole pack got to sample the food at the end of the evening.  Thank you…

Christingle 2018

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

ROAD SAFETY WEEK

As part of their Road Safety badge Cherokee Cubs took part in some activities with Mark from Safer Roads Humber.  They worked as a team deciding which were the safest modes of transport and talked about the importance of wearing seat belts when in a car, and a helmet when riding bikes or scooters.  Leaders…

FIREWORKS

Thanks to Hessle RUFC for making us welcome at their firework display.  The VIP area kept us all safe, and gave us a brilliant view of the magnificent firework display.

UK Parliament Week 2018

Cherokee Cubs took part in UK Parliament Week.  Through some games they gained an understanding of what it means to vote, and that women have not always had the right to vote.  They then split into their sixes to talk about different sustainable development goals, which the UK along with 193 other countries have committed…

OUT AND ABOUT

Cherokee Cubs recently split into two groups and spent some time out and about – on a hike around Elloughton Dale and swimming.  These activities enabled the Cubs to achieve various levels of the Hikes and Swimmer staged badges.  

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee Cubs welcomed seven new members recently, as well as presenting our young leader, Nitin, with his Module A certificate and leader Emma with her 10 year service award.  Well done everyone.

BACKWOODS COOKING DAY

Cherokee Cubs had a great day at the Humberside County Backwoods Cooking event.  We cooked hot dogs, omelette, cakes, pancakes and bread twists all on open fires, we lit fires without matches and learnt how to extinguish them, we practiced some first aid, made hot drinks, set the table and learnt about hygiene when cooking. …

HULL MARATHON AND FUN RUN

Thank you to the Cherokee Cubs and leaders who were up bright and early this morning to present the medals at the end of the Hull Marathon Fun Run, helping in our local community.  Perhaps next year we could run too!

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.

WELTON WATERS

Cherokee Cubs had a brilliant morning at Welton Waters completing their Nautical Skills badge.  They went on sailing boats and canoes, jumped in the water and played lots of team water games.  Thanks to all the staff at Welton Waters for sharing their expertise.

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs, Caitlin, Finley, Olivia and Phoebe on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award.  Lots of hard work, fun and adventures went in to achieving all those badges.  Also congratulations to Isaac on achieving Cub of the Camp at Melton Bottom last weekend.  These awards were presented after the Cubs had completed…

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,…

Bike Festival

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening at the Bike Festival at Goole Academy.  They got to race against each other, try out lots of unusual bicycles, and watch the 3Sixty bicycle stunt team.  This event also helped them work towards their cyclist badge.

POTTERY PAINTING

Thank you Saramique Studio for another great evening of pottery painting.  We hope all the Cherokee Dads enjoy the fantastic Father’s Day gifts.  We also welcomed Rachael, Deputy District Commissioner to present the Cherokee B team with their trophy for finishing in second place at the recent Campcraft competition, and invested Seth as our newest…

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…

HUFFLEPUFF WINNERS!

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs attended the 2018 Humberside Scouts County Cub Camp – ‘Fantastic Cubs And Where To Find Them’.  As part of the Hufflepuff House, along with Cubs from Brayton Scarlet, 19th Grimsby (St Hugh’s), 1st Ricall, St Martins, Sewerby Methodist, Trinity Methodist, 1st Laceby and St Margaret’s of Scotland, they combined to win…

WINNERS!

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs entered teams into the Blacktoft Beacon District Camp Craft Competition today.  The teams had eight challenges to complete each, and did so with great success.  Twelve teams took part, with Arapaho girls finishing first with 110 points Cherokee boys second, with 98 points,  Cherokee girls third with 92 points and Arapaho boys eighth. What…

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…

Water Aid – A Cherokee Million Hands Moment

Clean drinking water and good sanitation are essential, yet one in ten people around the world still lack basic access to clean water, while 2.3 billion – that’s one in three people – have nowhere adequate to go to the toilet.  But it doesn’t have to be this way; in our lifetime, we can end…

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. …

CHIEF SCOUT SILVER AWARD

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs Alex, Connor, Ethan and Ewan on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award.  Also to Ewan for being our Cub of the Term for Autumn 2017.  All were presented with their awards by Paul our GSL.  

CHEROKEE CHEFS

The older Cherokee Cubs completed their Chef Badge by cooking a two course meal.  The delicious dishes included Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tagine, Pasta with Salmon and Peas, Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki, Chocolate and Raspberry Pots and Mini Banoffee Pies.  They invited the rest of the Cubs and parents to have a taste before they…

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening at the panto, both watching and taking part in local drama group Saints and Sinners performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Who knew that the teletubbies could be found at the top of a beanstalk!  

CHEROKEE INVESTITURES

Cherokee Cubs have invested three new members – welcome to Catriona, May and Sophie.

KHEDRUBJE KADAMPA BUDDHIST CENTRE

As part of their World Challenge and World Faith Badges, Cherokee Cubs visited our local Buddhist Centre.  They discovered lots of interesting facts about Buddhism and the history of the centre, as well as doing some meditation.  A big thanks to Neil for sharing all this information with us.

MINECRAFT MISSION

Cherokee Cubs spent a weekend engrossed in all things Minecraft, but not just on a computer!  We made creepers from junk boxes, a huge Minecraft sword cake, hama bead Minecraft keyrings, played creeper bowling, and a #Youshape request from the Cubs was to build their own Minecraft house from cardboard boxes, which gave hours of…