Cherokee Cubs Shield

Congratulations to Ethan who was presented with the Cherokee Cubs Shield for being the most helpful Cub at the It’s Christmas Camp 2017.    

It’s Christmas!

Cherokee Cubs had an excellent weekend at Blackhills Campsite, Bradford.  The theme for the weekend was all things Christmas, and we started on Friday night decorating Christmas Eve boxes, ready for filling with goodies over the weekend.  On Saturday we went for a walk in search of perfect sticks for making picture frames, which we…

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!

Camp Award

Well done to Oliver who was presented with the Cherokee Cubs Shield for being the most helpful Cub at the DIY Camp 2017.


Four new Cubs have been invested into Cherokee.  Isabelle and Douglas during our walk around the Fish Trail in Hull City Centre, and Jacob and Oliver in the den.


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…


Our GSL, Paul, presented Cherokee Cub Leader Baloo with his Chief Scout’s 10 Years Service Award, in recognition of his service to scouting.


Cherokee Cubs had a great weekend at Bail Wood Campsite, near Aldbrough.  Whilst there they completed their DIY badge in Baloo’s pop up workshop!  They made bird boxes, welly boot removers and catapults, and were even inventive with the off cuts of wood from the above, making them into Christmas bells to decorate the scout…


Congratulations to Callum who completed the final part of his Cub World Challenge badge during the summer holidays at our Backyard Wildlife Event.  This enabled us to present him with his Chief Scout Silver Award at his first night at Navajo Scouts.


Cherokee Cubs enjoyed their first meeting after the summer holidays, trying out the new hungry hippos game.  It was a big hit, great fun and we saw some brilliant teamwork! Four Beavers also finished swimming up the river and into the cub den.  They were then invested as Cubs.  Welcome to Alex, Georgia, Kieran and…

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Last weekend some members of Apache Scouts and Cherokee Cubs attended the first of the Backyard Wildlife Workshops run by Anna from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.  An excellent morning making bird boxes and bird food.  Looking forward to the next workshop on Saturday building hedgehog houses and painting tyre planters to brighten up the garden…


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…

Cherokee Play Baseball

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening playing baseball this week.  After learning a few basic skills, they split into teams and played in a mini tournament.  A big thank you to Hessle Rugby Club for allowing us to use their facilities, and Hull Scorpions Baseball Club for coaching the players and providing the equipment.


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…

District Camp Craft Competition

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs took part in the Blacktoft Beacon District Camp Craft Competition.   Eleven teams from all over the district competed using their skills in knot tying, map reading, fire lighting, orienteering, first aid, putting up tents, packing rucksacks and following trails.  Well done to the Arapaho B team finishing in third place…

Chief Scout’s Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Sam and Jacob who were presented with their Chief Scout’s Silver Awards by our GSL Paul.

Cherokee Creativity

Cherokee Cubs demonstrated their creative flair whilst preparing Mother’s Day gifts at Saramique Studio.  Lots of colourful creations, that we can’t wait to see once Kenny the Kiln has worked his magic on them.

Cub Collectors

Several Cherokee Cubs have achieved their collectors badge.  Sam and Jacob brought in their football cards to show us, and Tom has started a Harry Potter wand collection.

Cherokee Chefs

Cherokee Cubs have been working towards their Chef badge recently.  They have learnt about safety and hygiene in the kitchen, what makes a healthy diet, as well as researching and cooking a two course meal with some brilliant results – chicken meatballs and sticky toffee pudding, lamb skewers and pancakes, mini quiches and lemon mouse and…


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…

Alton Towers

As part of the Cubs 100 celebrations Cherokee & Arapaho cubs went to Alton towers with cubs from around the district and joined cubs from all over the country,we had a brilliant day on rides including the runaway train and the rapids. We finished our day firing water guns & cannons from the  battle galleons…

Winter Camp more pictures

More pictures from winter camp Cherokee & Arapaho at Blackhills enjoying  the outdoors, spectacular fireworks and enormous  bonfire.

Halloween Party Night

Cherokee enjoying their Halloween Party, activities included spooky games, and a spooky supper

Winter Camp 2016

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs join together each year for their Winter Camp.  This year the camp is at Blackhills Campsite, near Bradford.  Cubs have been making rocket kebabs and bonfire buns indoors as well as taking part in shooting and archery outdoors.  They explored the campsite, having a go on the assault course, as well…

Chief Scout Silver Award

The Chief Scout Silver Award is the highest badge that Cubs can earn, and tonight we presented two.  Jacinth and Josh were the deserving recipients having completed all their challenge badges along with a selection of activity and staged badges.  Well done to them both.  Jacinth was also presented with her moving on award, as…

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…

Summer Walk

The cubs finished the term with a summer hike from Brantingham to South Cave. They went uphill & down dale in the glorious evening sunshine. We completed the evening with chocolate & drinks, awarded badges and said farewell to Ethan, Oliver & David,( Charlotte & Grace in their absence) who were moving upto Scouts.  

4th July American Night

For American Independence day the cubs had an American Baseball evening, they learnt the rules, how to pitch, base-running and fielding before taking part in a game. We had supper of hot dogs & juice to complete the evening. Thank you to Hessle Rugby Club for the use of your facilities and to Hull Scorpions…

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…

More Welton Waters

A few more action pictures from Welton Waters with the cubs having a splashing time!

Welton Waters

The cubs had an action packed morning at Welton Waters Activity Centre. First they were given a talk about safety on the water, then had fun selecting and wriggling into their wet suits! They had a choice of team games either wet or dry, of course they chose wet and raced around carrying, aiming &…


Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs have had a brilliant weekend at Raywell taking part in the Humberside County Cub 100 camp. In total 500 Cubs took part in an action packed weekend full of activities and challenges, including Mop Hockey, Human Battleships, Giant outdoor games, Trampolines, Coconut shy, Bug Treasure Hunt, Backwoods cooking, Pedal Karts, Pioneering, Shooting, Beat…

A Million Hands

This week the middle group went on a visit to our local Sainsbury’s to look at it’s disabled access for their A Million Hands Project. They looked at how suitable the shop was to people with physical disabilities and mental disabilities such as dementia. It has nice wide aisles for wheelchair access and t-loops at…

Chef Badge

This week the older group did the practical part of their Chef Badge and cooked a 2 course meal each. They did a brilliant job as it was all edible and tasted great!

Cherokee Spring Camp

This weekend Cherokee Cubs went on their Spring Camp to Bramhope Campsite. Everyone had a great time taking part in the weekends activities which were; archery, pizza making, giant push ball, cooking on open fires & gladiators. On Saturday night we also joined another Cub Pack from the local District for a sing-song around the…

Minecraft Sleepover

To kick off our year of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Cubs, 26 very excited Cherokee Cubs spent the night at the Den this weekend doing all things Minecraft! This included playing Minecraft on computers with tasks to complete, making edible Minecraft blocks by decorating cakes and making chocolate krispie buns. We had a competition…

Come and Visit Hessle!

Working towards their Local Knowledge badge this week, the Cubs made a poster of all the reasons to come and visit Hessle!

Volcanic Explosions!

Our older Cubs got scientific this week and made exploding volcanoes! This goes towards their Scientist Badge and don’t they look the part!

Cakes & Construction

This week our 2 younger groups made a cake in a mug and talked about a balanced diet as part of the new Skills Challenge badge. Meanwhile our older Cubs worked in teams to see who could construct the tallest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows.

Welcome to Cubs!

After completing their moving on award before the summer holidays; Connor, Oliver & Henry remade their promise tonight and became Cubs! Welcome to Cherokee!

Cyclist Badge

After our visits to Halfords, the cubs just had the practical part of their cyclist badge to complete. For this we had Steve who teaches cycling proficiency come down and put us through our paces!

Cherokee Summer Hike

For the last meeting of the summer term Cherokee hiked from Brantingham to South Cave – a short walk with lots of steep hills.  At the highest point of the walk overlooking some fantastic view of the Humber, our newest member, Grace, was invested.  At the end of the evening Cubs were presented with challenge…

Cherokee Summer Camp

Cherokee Cubs had a great time at their summer camp at Walesby Forest. On Saturday morning after cooking pancakes on an open fire for breakfast, they did crate stacking and a cave maze.  In the afternoon they had fun on the water, including canadian canoes and water fights.  Everyone was soaked, including the leaders.  Tea…

Silver Chief Scout Award

Congratulations to Finlay who was awarded his Silver Chief Scout Award this week! He’s put in lots of hard work both at Cherokee and Ferriby & Swanland Cubs to gain all of his challenge badges so well done!

Tent Pitching Practice

This week Cherokee have been practicing putting up the classic patrol tents ready for Summer Camp.

Silver Chief Scout Awards

Congratulations to Jack and David on receiving their Silver Chief Scout Awards this week! After recently completing all of their challenge badges, the boys certainly deserve it for all the hard work they have put in, well done!

Camp Preparation

We did some preparation for the upcoming camping season this week. First of all we practiced putting up the tents the Cubs will use when on camp, for some of our younger members this is their first time pitching a tent, whilst for others it was a useful reminder! Then we had a relay race…