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…


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!

Chief Scout Silver Award

Well done to Oliver, Connor and Henry on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award – the highest badge that Cubs can receive.  They were presented with them by our GSL Paul.

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.    


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.  


Arapaho Cubs were stars of the stage when they performed their Nativity with a twist.  Cubs on a hike, shepherds, wise men, an innkeeper and an angel all featured during the evening, alongside lots of traditional carols sang by both the Cubs and the audience.  A well deserved entertainer badge has been earned by all…

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.


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


A group of our scouts took part in Humberside Police Lifestyle project during the summer.  Lifestyle is a project that was set up in 1989 to challenge young people to get involved with their communities, using their spare time to make a real difference, inspiring them to make positive choices and want to help others. Well…


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.


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

Three more Beavers finished swimming up the river and into the cub den.  They were then invested as Cubs.  Welcome to Arapaho Mason, Robert and Sriram.


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…

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…

End of Term Fun

Explorers have completed the term playing ten pin bowling and pool (with maybe a bit of cheating!)  Enjoy the summer and good luck to those awaiting exam results.


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…


Gilwell 24 is 24 hours of non-stop action!  Can Hessle Explorers manage to stay awake for 24 hours?  With numerous adventurous and exciting activities across the site to keep them entertained – from fairground rides to bands and a huge disco, to zip wire, water slides and bag jump… and everything in between!  Looks like they are having a fantastic time so far.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Race Night

Lots of families had a great evening at our Race Night in February.  Fundraising can be lots of fun too! A special thanks also to all the race sponsors and supporters of the event. Autologic Hessle Ltd, BriggsAmasco. Co-op, Dorsoo, DRN Garden Services, El Chupitos. Fields of Anlaby, Goodfellow Butchers, Hessle Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Hodgson Rendering Specialist, John & Jane Mather, Kall Kwik, LGC Supplies, Napoleon’s Casino, R N Promotions, Roots

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.

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…

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….