Keeping Safe and Tidy

Cherokee Cubs met on Zoom this week and completed parts of the Fire Safety, Home Safety and Home Help badges. Cubs drew a floor plan of their house and then investigated where the smoke alarms and fire exits are, they looked at what dangers there are that could start a fire in each room, and…

Problem Solving

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs completed a ‘Leaning Tower of Feetza’ problem solving activity alongside a game of battleships using the phonetic alphabet during their weekly Zoom meeting.

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Archie, Oliver and Seth on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. These were presented by Charlotte our GSL during our online Zoom meeting.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Hessle Beavers made history this week in presenting eight Chief Scout Awards via Zoom! Charlotte, our GSL, joined us to make the presentations virtually, and big thanks to all the parents for their assistance. Congratulations to Luke, Archie, Jesse, Rowan, Joshua, Jessica, Amelie and Rosie on their achievements. We also presented lots of other badges…

Zoom into Space!

Beavers held their first weekly meeting via Zoom and we worked towards our Space badge. We talked about the planets, the moon and astronaut Tim Peake, made our own picture of the solar system, recreated it from spherical shaped items found in our homes, and a toilet roll middle rocket!

Beavers 2020 Lockdown Sleepover

Beavers had a fun packed weekend at their Lockdown Sleepover. We had a scavenger hunt, learnt about maps and what to take on a hike, made bird feeders, toilet roll superheroes and our own crazy golf course, as well as the usual camp activities of cooking our own food, singing campfire songs and playing bingo.

Cherokee 2020 Lockdown Camp

Cherokee Cubs enjoyed a weekend of activities, all done from the safety of their own home during lockdown. The chose to sleep in either a tent in the garden or a den they built themselves, and during the day made an obstacle course, camp gadgets, lunch and tea, a bug hotel and completed a scavenger…

Learning in lots of different ways

Our young people are showing us that as well as doing school work, they are learning lots of new skills whilst at home. We hope they continue to practice them every week! Well done to Cubs Amber, Henry, Fraser, Caleb Owen, Isaac, Harrison and Beaver Aiden.

Home Helps

Cherokee Cubs have been completing lots more activities towards their Home Help and Skills Challenge badges. Excellent job Caleb, Joshua, Isaac, Bethany, Fraser. Don’t forget to keep practicing all these skills!

Creativity

Creative activities are good for our health too, and many of our young people have been putting their imaginations to good use. Well done to Cherokees Owen and Dexter and Beavers Rosie, Aflie and Daniel.

#skillsforlife

Cubs have been both helping at home and practicing their cooking skills. Well done to Arapaho Amber, Cherokees Fraser, Charlie and Dexter and Beavers Jessica, Joseph and Jacob.

Beaver Cooks

Lots more cooking has been taking place in Beaver homes, and it looks delicious. Well done Rosie, Alfie, Aiden, Isaac, Daniel and Joseph. Keep on scouting, learning those important skills for life.

Cub Skills Challenge

Cherokee Cubs have been making themselves useful at home and completing parts of their Skills Challenge Badge. Well done to Bradley and Harrison, making cups of tea, setting the table for a meal and peeling vegetables.

Beaver Cooks

For their Cook Activity Badge Beavers have to prepare and cook three dishes, both sweet and savoury. Well done to Joseph and Summer, their food looks delicious.

Beaver Blog – Seb

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, our second Beaver Blog comes from Seb. Tonight we was earning our First Aid badge. Then we split into three groups. First we learnt how to do the recovery position. Next we learnt if you need an ambulance or not, what we would do, and how to support…

Minecraft Camp

Cherokee Cubs took part in a minecraft themed camp, lots of fun with lots of #skillsforlife too. We used saws, sandpaper and screwdrivers to make creeper bookends, we used sewing machines to make TNT and creeper cushions, an iron to make hama bead minecraft creations, and Raspberry Pi’s to play minecraft, as well as a…

Hull4Heroes

Apache Scouts have been undertaking a project to support soldiers of The Yorkshire Regiment, after hearing an appeal put out by Hull4Heroes. They encouraged all members of Hessle Scout Group to donate shoe boxes of gifts to send to the soldiers whilst they are stationed in Afghanistan this Christmas. The boxes include nice things like…

Skills for Life

As part of their Camp Craft Activity Badge, Beavers learnt how to sew a badge onto their camp blankets. Big thanks to all the parents who helped!

Hessle take the double!

Two Apache Scout teams have been competing in the Blacktoft Beacon Scout Campcraft Competition all weekend. As well as activities similar to the cub competition yesterday, they have had to camp without leaders all weekend, cooking and caring for themselves and their equipment, as well as completing challenges such as archery, making tin can burners,…

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…

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…

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…

GREEN SCREEN

Beavers had a great time tonight using a green screen to kick start their Photographer Badge.  We took some nice photos for another project later in the term but had time for some funny shots at the end of the night! #watchoutforthecow Beavers also got the chance to take photographs in lots of different ways; using…

CHRISTMAS CLIMBING

Beavers had great fun in the bouldering rooms at Rock City for their Christmas party.  The excited shouts of ‘this is brilliant’ sum up an excellent evening.

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. …

AUTUMN DEN TIDY

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Autumn Den Tidy today.  We have made an excellent start of clearing the  area around the den, and could not have done it without all the volunteers.  If you can spare some time to help us finish it, please let a leader know.

Welcome to Beavers

Six new Beavers were invested into Hessle Beavers.  During the evening we had been working towards our Disability Awareness Activity Badge, and had learnt our promise in sign language.  Whilst the new Beavers said their promise, the rest of the colony signed it.  Lots of badges were awarded to everyone, along with a Chief Scout’s…

Skidby Hike

Beavers enjoyed their Autumn Hike, across the fields to Skidby Windmill.  We had several stops along the way for everyone to find where we were on the map.  Alas, our geocache which we planted a couple of years ago was nowhere to be found.

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.

Messages of Remembrance

Well done to everyone that wrote wreath messages for our local British Legion branches to take out to Belgium.  Tonight Katrina joined us to present prizes to the winners – Phoenix Patrol from Apache Scouts and Jack from Arapaho Cubs.  Everyone was thanked for providing such moving messages of remembrance.  These will all hopefully be on…

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 BRONZE AWARD

Congratulations to Freddie and Alfie who have been awarded their Chief Scout Bronze Award, having achieved all their Challenge badges, as well as an armful of activity and staged badges.  They have now both started their swim up the river to Cubs.

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,…

CYCLING THE HUMBER

Beavers completed their cyclist badge in perfect weather.  We cycled from the Humber Bridge Car Park over to the bridge tower on the south bank of the Humber and back.  Thanks to all the parents that joined us to make the trip possible.

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.

DEN BUILDING

Hessle Beavers and Beech Tree Beavers had great fun building dens in Nut Wood.  Thanks to all our adult helpers, who we also think had a great time!!

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!

What a weekend!  Apache Scouts won the Scout Camp Craft Competition at Tablers Wood.  They had a full weekend of challenges to complete, and managed them all.  They also ran their own camp, setting everything up, cooking all their own meals, keeping everything tidy and camped without a leader.  The team of five were fantastic…

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…