Chief Scout Bronze Award

Congratulations to three Beavers Iris, Alistair and Frankie on achieving their Chief Scout Bronze Award. After lots of fun with water we watched them, along with Edward, start their swim up the river to Cubs.

Tree Hunting

Arapaho Cubs had fun hunting down all the different trees on the tree trail in the Humber Bridge Country Park

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Rowan and Seb on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. Along with Luke, Joshua and Jesse we waved goodbye as they now move on to Scouts.

Local Knowledge

As part of their “Local Knowledge Activity” badge, Hessle Navajo spent a fun night around the village matching up old black and white photographs – some from over 100 years ago – to how the same buildings are now. Though the shop fronts and road markings have mostly changed, they achieved this by matching upstairs…

Water Games

Due to the extreme hot weather, Cherokee Cubs got to enjoy two weeks of water games, challenges and ice lollies. They worked together in teams transferring water by different means, as well as having a water fight! Think the leaders had just as much fun too.

Den Building

Beavers went on a hike to Nut Wood, where they spent time building dens that they could all fit inside. To quote one Beaver “best thing I’ve done in ages”!

Sports Day

Arapaho Cubs and leaders took part in their version of a sports day to complete their Athletics badge.

Wooden Robots

Arapaho Cubs had a visit from Mike who helped them achieve their DIY activity badge. They made wooden robots and jigs to make their own paracord bracelets. They learnt all about how to join different pieces of wood together and used lots of tools to create their projects.

Jamboree on the Trail

All sections of Hessle Scout Group took part in our annual sponsored walk, with Explorers and Scouts walking from Beverley Westwood (29.13km in 6 hours 55 minutes), meeting with the Cubs at Welton and Beavers at North Ferriby. A fantastic achievement for all who took part, and so far we have raised £541. Thanks to…


Cherokee Cubs have been working towards their cyclist activity badge, completing a bike ride across the Humber Bridge one week, and learning about bicycle maintenance, mending punctures and safety at the den the other week. They also took part in a slow bike race, showing their skill and control whilst riding and produced a display…

Fun at Raywell

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening in the sunshine at Raywell. They crawled through the cave bus, whizzed down the hill on grass sledges and sped round the car park on go-karts!

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee welcomed two new Cubs this when Polly and Grace were invested. We hope they went on to enjoy their first camp!

Bailwood Camp

Cherokee enjoyed a weekend at Bailwood Scout campsite in Aldbrough. They cooked on fires for the weekend, enjoyed a hike to Aldbrough for ice creams, improved their archery skills, chased the big ball, made kites, played bingo, built dens in the woods and enjoyed a campfire with Howden Scout Group. We hope that the parents…

Welcome to Beavers

Beavers have welcomed five new members to the colony, Daniel, Iris, Isaac, Lily and William.

Platinum Party

Hessle Beavers joined 500 other young people over the Jubilee weekend to take part in Humberside Scouts Platinum Party. They enjoyed many activities – climbing and bouldering walls, making pizza with a blow torch, archery, armpit fudge, zip wires, bouncy castles, mop hockey, glass engraving, mini diggers, nerf guns, making key rings, decorating biscuits, go…

Climbing Wall

Explorers enjoyed an evening at Raywell Park, making use of the climbing wall, as well as having a game of rugby ball rounders!

Jubilee Street Party

Cherokee Cubs had an evening at their very own street party. The played some traditional street games, hopscotch and skipping, and then had some retro food – cheese and pineapple on sticks and spam!

Humber Rescue

Explorers visited Humber Rescue, to find out more information on a local group who serve our community. This forms part of their Platinum Award.

Poacher Pre-Camp

Several of Hessle Explorers are joining others from around the district to go to Poacher this summer. Poacher is Lincolnshire’s International Scout and Guide Jamboree, where members of Scouting and Girl Guiding from around the world participate in a week of fun, friendship and adventure. This weekend they held a pre-camp at Tablers Wood to…

District Camp Craft Competition

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs took part in the Blacktoft Beacon District Camp Craft Competition this weekend at Tablers Wood Campsite. Eleven teams took part including two from Arapaho and two from Cherokee. They completed many tasks during the day including tent pitching, sedan chairs, cooking, fire lighting, bivi building, maps symbols, compass points and a…

Adventures at Raywell

Beavers spent the evening at Raywell Park wading through the wild garlic and making use of the newly installed Low Ropes and refurbished Adventure Course. Lots of fun working towards the Adventure Challenge Badge.

Hull Shukokai Karate

Hull Shukokai Karate came to Arapaho Cubs to teach the history of Karate and how martial arts are only for self defence and fitness. The Cubs were shown the correct way to punch, kick and how to defend themselves. We were also shown a ‘Kata’ by the instructors.


Beavers undertook some activities linked to their teamwork challenge badge, working together in teams to play Connect4, noughts and crosses and chair hockey.

Fires and Food

Arapho Cubs enjoyed an evening outdoors, cooking curry, jacket potatoes and kebabs. They then also practised fire lighting using fire strikers.

Beaver Camp Craft Day

Beavers had a fantastic day at Primrose Hill Camp Site, completing their Camp Craft Activity Badge with lots of other Beavers from around the county. They put up a tent, collected wood to build a fire, cooked sausages over the fire, learnt how to tie a reef knot, made a catapult, either started their own…

Leaders get badges too!

Congratulations to go several leaders in our group who have received awards recently. June has received the Silver Acorn, awarded after at least 20 years’ service, which has been specially distinguished and appreciably better than outstanding. Paul and John both received The Award For Merit, awarded for outstanding service, where they have been keen, conscientious,…


Cherokee Cubs were set some problem solving and teamwork challenges to complete. A sack race with their whole team in the sack, moving their team along the car park on skis, as well as lashing some broom handles onto chairs to carry a member of their six. Lots of laughter in the sunshine!

Backwoods Cooking

Hessle Navajo Scouts enjoyed some backwoods cooking on the banks of the River Humber last night. After the Scouts had found enough wood and built their fire, they baked foil parcels of meat and veg in the embers. They also were successful in BBQ’ing burgers on cabbage leaves.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Congratulations to Ryan, Sam and Joey on achieving their Chief Scout Bronze Award. We also waved farewell to them, along with Oscar and Isaac, as they started their swim up the river to Cubs.


Arapaho Cubs finished their term with a bouldering session at RockCity’s Space Room and The Castle. Always great to hear the cubs ask their adults if they can come back with the family next week! And a very big well done to everyone who received badges tonight.

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Harry and Luke on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Awards.

Fells Marathon Winners!

Congratulations to the 2022 Hessle Explorers Fells Marathon Team – James, Sam, Henry and Lois – on winning their competition, as well as a big thanks to all their adult support. The Fells Marathon is a two-day hiking competition for Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Carrying full kit for the two days, the Explorer Scout teams…

Wind Power

As part of their Environmental Conservation badge Cherokee Cubs completed a hike from The Deep to the Ferry Terminal. This enabled them to stop along the way and have a look at and chat about the wind turbines that are made at Siemens, as well as admire the sculptures along the way.

Spring Hike

Beavers enjoyed their first hike of the year, walking along the foreshore from Hessle to North Ferriby. We couldn’t have picked a nicer evening for the walk, although a little misty, the setting sun was a huge bright orange ball in the sky.

Waka Waka!

For a part of the International Activity badge, Beavers have to learn a song, play a game or perform a dance from another country. As we met on ‘Africa Scout Day’ we learnt the “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” dance, which draws inspiration from traditional African music and blends an African Colombian rhythm with a…

Bramhope in the springtime

Cherokee Cubs have enjoyed a weekend at Bramhope Scout Campsite. We cooked a full english breakfast on fires, made shelters, prepared sausage rolls for lunch and bolognese for tea, traversed the low ropes course, conquered the climbing wall, sang around the campfire, played bingo and enjoyed a picnic in Roundhay Park before a visit to…

Arapaho at The Deep

Arapaho Cubs spent a night at The Deep. They started with a tour and talk from knowledgeable guides, completed some craft activities, and then got to sleep alongside the fish tanks. On Saturday morning they had breakfast overlooking the Humber and a visit to see the penguins!

Welcome to Beavers

We have invested four new Beavers and a Leader into our section this term. Welcome to Jude, Neo, Toby, Zachary and Malak!

Disability Awareness

Beavers enjoyed a talk from Richard who works at Guide Dogs. We learnt about how guide dogs assist people, how they are trained and cared for and the equipment used. We also learnt about the different types of eye sight problems people can have by trying on some special glasses.

Sleeping with the sharks!

Cherokee Cubs and Hessle Beavers enjoyed a night at The Deep. They started with a tour and talk from knowledgeable guides, completed some craft activities, and then got to sleep alongside the fish tanks. We completed the event with breakfast overlooking the Humber and a visit to see the penguins! Many completed their first ever…

Nurture Nature

As part of Humberside Scouts ‘Put the Out in Scout’ Challenge, Explorers completed the Nurture Nature section by undertaking a litter pick along Hessle Foreshore and in the Humber Bridge Country Park.


Arapaho Cubs and their new adult helpers have been learning how to tie knots, hitches and lashings. They all enjoyed putting this knowledge and their imagination to the test by building a shelter frame, washing line and billy can tripod. Well done to everyone for picking up these pioneering skills so quickly!

Safety first

As part of their Personal Safety and Road Safety badges, Cherokee Cubs enjoyed a visit from Holly from Humberside Police. We learnt about the different roles she has carried out as a police officer, looked around the police car, and got to try on lots of her equipment.

Welcome to Arapaho

William completed his swim up the river from Beavers and was invested as an Arapaho Cub.

Welcome to Cherokee

Daniel and Daniel completed their swim up the river from Beavers and are now invested as Cherokee Cubs.

Defying Gravity

Cherokee Cubs bounced their way out of the autumn term with a trip to Gravity. Lots of fun and rosy cheeks by the end of the evening. We also said farewell to Ava, Harrison and Owen as they move up to Scouts. We look forward to seeing everyone again on 10 January 2022.

Rock Up

Beavers ended the autumn term with a visit to Rock Up, where many of them reached the dizzy heights of the top of the walls. We had a few try the stairway to heaven, with several successes – Beavers, Young Leader and Leader (we’ll let you guess which one!). At the end of the evening…

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Congratulations to six of our Beavers, Daniel, Daniel, Edward, Isaac, Oscar and William, who have achieved their Chief Scout Bronze Award. Many of these Beavers had their first experiences of scouting on Zoom during lockdowns. We finally met them face to face in April 2021, and eventually inside the scout den in September, so big…

Kindness in the Community

Beavers have been making Christmas decorations. They had four to make and could choose to take two home for their own tree. We had planned to go carol singing in the care homes this year, but that wasn’t to be, so instead our other decorations will be distributed to all the local care homes, along…

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs, Bethany, Charlie, Henry and Joseph on achieving their Chief Scout Award. Lots of activities towards this award took place during lockdowns, and we were so impressed with their resilience to keep on scouting!