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!

Christmas Decorations

Cherokee Cubs were challenged to complete five christmas activities – a christmas card, a melting snowman biscuit, a ribbon tree, a chocolate reindeer and a paracord christmas tree. They all left the hardest one til last – hope you all managed to complete it at home!

Living with Water

Cherokee Cubs visited the Living With Water Community Hub and learnt all about water cycles and flood risk in our area. Within the lab, we experimented to understand flooding and sustainable drainage solutions (SuDS), as well as looking at what happens to the things we flush down our toilet! We also gained an understanding of how our…

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Well done to those that represented Hessle Scout Group at the Community Remembrance Service in Hessle, and those that represented Blacktoft Beacon Explorers in Beverley. Your contributions to the services were complemented by many.

The smiles say it all…

After 18 long months, Cherokee Cubs have finally been back on camp again. A weekend at Blackhills was very welcome, and the smiles on everyones faces show just how much we enjoyed it. Lots of adventurous activities, archery, axe throwing and tobogganing, walks in the woods (with no care that it was raining), a huge…

Gruffalo Trail

Beavers practiced their orienteering skills a little more with a visit to Dalby Forest to complete the Gruffalo Trail. We found the Gruffalo, snake, mouse and fox hidden in the woods, as well as lots of mud. We also did some leaf and bark rubbing as well as working out how old some of the…

Orienteering in the Park

Beavers always ask why they need a torch in their rucksack, so we went on a hike so that they could use them – orienteering around Peter Pan Park in the dark! As it was the last week of term we also presented lots of badges.

Recycle the Recycling

Beavers love an evening with a pile of junk. As part of the Builder activity badge, their challenge was to create a vehicle that was able to transport a small plastic ball. Lots of imagination was used and some creative ideas for storing the ball. Thanks to all our parents for recycling the leftovers!

Welcome to Beavers

We’ve invested lots of new Beavers this term, welcome to Albie, Freddie, Harry, Jesse, Joshua, Leo.

Night Hike

At a recent pack forum, Cherokee Cubs requested to go for a hike in the dark, so that’s what we did. The sixers and seconders planned the route from Melton Bottom to Welton, and then helped their sixes navigate their way in the dark.

Wolds Challenge 2021

Well done to our two teams of Explorers that took part in the Wolds Challenge. This event is a test of navigation, route finding and team work, as well as a walking challenge with Explorers travelling 17 miles during the day. A particular congratulations to Team D who completed the route in 5 hours 17 minutes, finishing…

Speedy Cyclists

As part of our cyclist badge, Rusty demonstrated how to pump our bicycle tyres, Keeo and Malak checked everyone was wearing their helmet correctly and a hi-viz jacket, and then we managed to cycle and scooter across the Humber Bridge and back in record time. We had some fantastic sunset views on the way back….

Welton Waters

Cherokee Cubs had a splashing time at Welton Waters. They took part in some team water games, and went out on the lake in rafted canoes, working towards their Time on the Water and Paddle Sports badges.


Beavers loved their visit to Pickering Road Community Orchard. We had a tour of the wildlife garden and woodland walk, we tasted lots of different varieties of apples, saw how mistletoe grows on another tree, had a drink of apple juice, walked the labyrinth, and best of all we got to pick some apples direct…

Hessle Foreshore

Cherokee Cubs had a great start to the term, working as a team in their sixes, they built and lit fires to toast marshmallows, and then safely extinguished them. As part of their Naturalist badge they also experimented with natural things to find which would dye a small square of fabric, and learnt some interesting…

Humber Rescue

Beavers have been working towards their Safety Activity Badge, and to link with water safety we visited Humber Rescue. The crew shared their knowledge and experience with us, and we got to have a close up look at the boats and the kit they have to wear.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Whilst visiting Humber Rescue we were delighted to be able to invest new Beaver Lizzie, present Chief Scout Bronze Awards to Summer, Aiden and Alfie, and watch five of our Beavers swim up the river to Cubs. A busy evening!

Welcome to Arapaho

Arapaho Cubs have recently invested nine new members to their pack whilst visiting Raywell Park, welcome everyone!


As part of their Skills Challenge badge, Cubs have to try a new sport, so Cherokee all had a go at footgolf. It’s not as easy as it looks!

Raywell Fun Day

Beavers had a great time completing activities towards their Camp Craft Activity badge, alongside some adventurous activities. We put up a tent, made pot bags, had fun in the cavebus, on pedal karts, and orienteering around Raywell Park. We then collected wood, to build and light a fire to cook our tea on. An excellent…

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Ava and Alexander on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. Charlotte, our GSL, presented them before Cubs went off for a hike around Nut Wood, where they found some dens to shelter from the rain.

Wolds Way Hike

Explorers met at the weekend to enable them to undertake a longer hike, completing 15.5 km in 4 hours on a section of the Wolds Way, that was a bit muddy in places! They also did a spot of geocaching along the way.

Nut Wood Dens

For part of the Outdoor Challenge badge Beavers have to make something to help animals in the wild. We had a visit to Nut Wood and made minature dens from sticks, moss and leaves for the small animals that live there, such as hedgehogs, squirrels, mice, voles and badgers.

Cooking in Oranges

Explorers have continued their cooking theme this term, with another visit to Raywell Park. This time they experimented with cooking in oranges in the embers of the fire.


Arapaho Cubs have been focusing on the benefits of working as a team. They took part in peer-led blindfold courses, problem solving activities and learned how to put up and take down tents.

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Fraser, Harrison and Owen who have all achieved their Chief Scout Silver Awards.


During lockdowns there were just some things that were hard to do at home and on Zoom, so Cherokee Cubs have had a couple of weeks of completing missing bits of badges. We’ve sawn wood, made rope, identified garden tools, walked around the local area and drawn our own map, completed problem solving activities, compass…

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee Cubs have welcomed two new members, Ellie-Mae and Fred, who made their promise before taking part in activities at Raywell Park.

Ready for camping….

Explorers spent the evening pitching their new expedition tents and finished the night putting up the bell tent which they will use as a base camp and communal space on future camps.

Bugs and Natural Things

Tonight we invested our five new Beavers, welcome to Ben, Iris, Marlarae, Michael and Ryan. Then, as part of their Outdoor Challenge badge Beavers have been making pictures from natural things, firstly a mode of transport, and then an animal. They have also been bug hunting and identifying what they have found.

Loving the Outdoors

Cherokee Cubs are loving being outside, no matter what the weather. They have completed another three week rotation of activities, this time undertaking cycle maintenance and skills in the local supermarket car park, a local hike – making use of a map as part of their navigator badge, and holding a pack forum, a map…


As part of their Adventure Challenge Beavers have enjoyed collecting wood to build a small fire, which they then lit safely using matches, and toasted marshmallows to make smores. Thank you to everyone that saved their biscuit tins for us.

Somewhere under the rainbow!

We had lots of Beavers earning their very first Hikes badge tonight. We went for a walk around the fields near Hessle Mount Farm, with Beavers following the map as part of their Navigator badge. We got a bit wet again, but it was worth it to see the double rainbow.

Rain didn’t stop play!

We may have got a bit wet, but we still had fun! Beavers completed part of their Global Issues badge tonight, making a water filter using a plastic bottle, fabric, cotton wool, sand, stones and muddy water, with some excellent results. We also saw some great teamwork whilst playing chair hockey.

Cooking Challenge

Explorers completed a cooking challenge. Working with a variety of stoves that they might encounter on hikes or camps, some were challenged to soft boil an egg and others to hard boil one!

Chief Scout Awards

Congratulations to three of our young people on achieving their Chief Scout Awards. GSL Charlotte was delighted to present a Gold Award to Sam, achieved whilst he was with Apache Scouts, and Platinum Awards to Dan and Charlotte, achieved whilst they have been Explorers.

Fires, Gadgets and Bugs

Cherokee Cubs have spent their first few weeks back face to face meeting in smaller groups. They have each learnt how to light and extinguish a fire at Raywell for their Backwoods Cooking badge, build a camp gadget using the knots we learnt on zoom at the Scout Den for their Pioneer badge, and identify…

Den Building

Arapaho Cubs went to Bridgehead Woods to build some shelters surrounded by the bluebells. We were very impressed with all of the dens, especially as they designed them with no direction from the leaders. Well done Cubs, great teamwork!

Explorers Exploring

Explorers met up outdoors for the first time in over a year, for a socially distanced walk around Elloughton, followed by presentation of new name tapes for uniforms. Everyone enjoyed the fresh air and the chat.

Spring Gardening

Hessle Beavers and Leaders have loved being able to meet face to face in the sunshine. We have started to work towards our Gardener Activity Badge, planting sunflowers and starting a diary to see how they grow, making seed bombs, grass heads, and fat balls for the birds, as well as understanding what different garden…

Chief Scout’s Bronze Award

Congratulations to four Hessle Beavers – Eleanor, Isaac, Libbie and Oscar – who were tonight presented with their Chief Scout’s Bronze Award by our GSL Charlotte. This is the top award for Beavers.  It shows that they are adventurous, have helped the local community and learnt about the world.  It also means that they have…

Chief Scout’s Silver Award

Congratulations to four Cherokee Cubs – Jack, Leila, Elijah and Tilly – who were tonight presented with their Chief Scout’s Silver Award by our GSL Charlotte. This is the top award for Cub Scouts.  It shows that they are adventurous, have helped the local community and learnt about the world.  It also means that they…

Skills for Life

Arapaho Cubs have learnt and practiced some Life Skills, including ironing, putting on the washing, making hot drinks and cutting and peeling vegetables. By using these skills to help other people and do a good turn every day, they’ve been keeping their Promise and Law in mind, as well as completing parts of their Our…

Art for Everyone

Cherokee Cubs welcomed artist Steve to their meeting this week, for some fun and creativity. Using modelling clay, and following Steve’s excellent tuition, they made models of themselves, with some brilliant results.

Soda Bread

As Apache Scouts met on St Patrick’s Day this week, they made some Irish soda bread, as part of their Creative Challenge Badge. It both looks and tasted delicious.