Humberside Police

As part of their World Challenge badge Beavers have to meet someone who serves in the local community. We were very lucky to have a visit to Melton Police Station. Whilst there we were able to meet several police officers who have roles in community support, armed response, as well as those who undertake their…

Remembrance Sunday

The Royal British Legion Hessle Branch invited us to attend the dedication of their new standard, before it took part in the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Festival Hall. Explorer leaders were delighted to attend and represent Hessle Scout Group. It was also a pleasure to see so many of our young people attending…

10th Birthday!

Hessle Beavers have celebrated their 10th Birthday. To mark the occasion we made birthday buns with candles, which each Beaver lit as part of their Skills Challenge Badge. As we did 10 years previously we also had a focus on Remembrance, but instead of icing biscuits, this time we made a poppy wreath to display…

Day of the Dead Camp

As a change to Halloween, Cherokee Cubs joined with Arapaho for a Day of the Dead Camp. To gain an understanding of the festival we started the weekend watching Coco. This helped us work towards the World Challenge badge, celebrating a festival from another country. Lots of adventurous activities were also included – climbing, cave…

Climbing and Navigation

Explorers enjoyed a cold, dark and damp evening at Raywell, climbing, navigation on bearings and pacing and the use of emergency shelters. Great fun and learning new skills for life.

Room on the Broom

Beavers has a great time at their sleepover at Raywell Park. The theme was Room on the Broom, so of course we made brooms and rode on them and we also had fun clambering through the cave bus. Whilst on camp some of our Beavers completed their Cook Activity badge, making pizza and apple crumble…

Bronze Chief Scout Award

Congratulations to two Beavers, who recently moved up to Cubs, on achieving their Bronze Chief Scout Award. Well done to Isaac and Toby.

Problem Solving

Beavers were set a selection of problem solving challenges as part of their Skills Challenge badge. Some fantastic teamwork, imagination, leadership and thinking skills were shown by everyone. They had to build a flowerpot tower without using their hands, cross the shark infested river, transport a ping pong ball over a lego board and get…

Harvest Festival

Hessle Beavers have completed their Faith Activity Badge this term. We painted giant fruit and vegetables to decorate the church, and collected produce to take to be donated to the Hessle Foodbank. Whilst in church Revd Gemma told us the story of the Good Samaritan, and we invested five of our new Beavers, Alice, Arthur,…

Campfire Eclairs!

Explorers spent an evening on Hessle Forshore cooking jam and cream eclairs on a stick. A new delicious challenge!

Elemental

Beavers and Cherokee Cubs enjoyed a morning at the cinema to watch the Scout screening of Elemental. With plenty of snacks, they relaxed in comfort with a screen to themselves at Odeon Hull.

Cycle Speedway

As part of their Skills Challenge Badge, Cubs have to try a new sport. Cycle Speedway was their choice, and they had a great time racing around the track.

Turbine Hike

Cherokee Cubs are working towards their Environmental Conservation badge this term. They took a hike along the River Hull, thinking about renewable energy and looking at the wind turbines being made. They have also made bird boxes and hedgehog houses to help look after local wildlife.

Welcome to Cherokee

Two Beavers completed their swim up the river, and were invested into Cherokee Cubs, welcome to Isaac and Lily.

Welcome to Arapaho

Three Beavers completed their swim up the river and were invested into Arapaho Cubs. Welcome to Jude, Oliver and Toby.

Hessle Open Gardens

Thank you to everyone that supported Hessle Open Gardens. On behalf of Hessle Scout Group Paul and Wendy were delighted to receive a cheque for £850. This is being put to good use purchasing some new tents.

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee Cubs invested six new Cubs this term, welcome to Zachary, Joshua, Louise, Harrison, Sophie and Christopher. We also completed our Athletics badge down near Hessle Foreshore. Lots of running, jumping, throwing and a sports day to conclude, with the yellow six winning the event. Alfie was also presented with his Cub of the Camp…

Bug Hunting

As part of their Outdoor and World Challenge badges Beavers have to learn about the natural world around them by taking part in activities using natural things and identifying different animals and insects near where we live. The Humber Bridge Country Park provides us with the perfect place to undertake these activities. Whilst there we…

Jamboree on the Trail 2023

Well done to everyone that took part in our annual Jamboree on the Trail sponsored walk. What an achievement for our young people with Explorers and Scouts walking 15 miles, Cubs 7 miles and Beavers 5 miles on a scorching hot day. So far we have raised just over £400. Thank you also to our…

Backwoods Cooking

Cherokee Cubs put their cooking skills to the test on Hessle Foreshore. The older group made a frittata and sausages, the middle group pitta bread pizza, and along with the younger group toasted marshmallows to make smores. All lit and extinguised their own fires. A delightful time in the evening sunshine.

Cycling the Humber

Arapaho Cubs put their cycle maintenance and road safety skills to the test by going for a bike ride over the Humber Bridge. Well done!

Summer Hike

Explorers went on a summer hike across Brantingham Dale. More experienced Explorers coached the younger ones in essential navigation skills that will hopefully guide them throughout life. Lessons learnt in Scouting last a lifetime.

Teamwork

Arapaho Cubs worked as a team whilst learning how to put up and pack away their tents!

Building Dens

Hessle Beavers had a fun evening in Nut Wood building dens, both for them to fit in and the local wildlife. Our Young Leaders had a great time building their den too!

Camp Craft

This term Beavers have been working towards their Camp Craft Activity badge. They have started to learn how to tie a reef knot, put up a tent, cooked on a fire and started their own camp blanket by sewing a badge on.

Pioneering Challenge

Explorers undertook a pioneering challenge. They were asked to build a structure to enable them to string up two hammocks. They demonstrated teamwork, leadership and coaching. Thumbs up from them all at the end of an enjoyable night.

Walesby Forest

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs had a fantastic weekend camping in Walesby Forest. With crate stacking, assault course, archery, axe throwing, raft building and kayaking on our programme, and lots of walking and volleyball inbetween, it was a fantastic weekend of adventures in perfect weather (not sure the 4.30am start was such an adventure for the…

Welcome to Beavers

This term we have welcomed six new Beavers to our colony. We hope Archie, Arthur, Lucas, Norman,, Rowan and Zoe are enjoying their adventures with us.

Camp Craft Winners!

This year Apache Scouts entered five teams into the District Camp Craft competition and came away with some fantastic results. The Scouts are scored on all the activities they take part in over the weekend, which includes setting up their own camp and cooking area, a selection of Cube / Taskmaster challenges, cooking all their…

Beaver Photographers

Hessle Beavers joined with a hundred others from around the county to take part in the Photographer Activity Badge Day. They made pinhole cameras and calendars, a stop motion film, posed in the photo booth, took pictures of each other toasting marshmallows, followed a picture nature trail and had fun with glo sticks in a…

Cub Camp Craft

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs took part in the District Camp Craft Competition. During the competition they undertook challenges including a giant ball maze, tent pitching, building sedan chairs, camp cooking, fire lighting, bivi building, map symbols and compass point pictures, They all had a great day with the Cherokee teams finishing in 2nd and 3rd…

Bivvy Building

Hessle Navajo Scouts spent a Friday evening in the woods, learning some knots & lashings whilst building bivvy shelters.

Cub DIY Badge Day

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs took part in the County Cub Badge day, where they completed all the critieria to achieve their DIY activity badge. They made key holder, planes, string art, coasters and photo holders, using the necessary tools safely. They also had fun on the bouldering wall, agility trail and grass sledges.

Grass Sledging

Explorers had a great evening at Raywell, making use of two of the activities – low ropes and grass sledging. Lots of teamwork going on to get themselves down the hill!

A feast fit for the King!

Beavers have been working towards their Cook Activity Badge this term, and prepared a Coronation Feast. With a red white and blue theme, along with ensuring we included all the food groups needed for a healthy diet they prepared fruit kebabs, crown shaped pizza with vegetable jewels, and iced a bun with red white and…

It was a bit wet!

Despite the persistent rain, we had a great St George’s Day, taking part in all sorts of activities – climbing wall, lego, archery, pancake making, smores, silent disco, pioneering, crafts, chair hockey, circus skills, nerf gun target practice, to name but a few. Unfortunately no parade this year as it was just too wet. We…

Busy in the bluebells!

Arapaho Cubs revisited the woods behind Bridgehead Business Park to see what changes have happened over the last few months, and to practice their shelter building skills.

Welcome to Navajo

Navajo Scouts invested four new members into the Troop, before building fires and cooking sausages for hot dogs on the Foreshore.

Fells Marathon – Explorer Winners

Congratulations to our two Explorer teams on their success in the Fells Marathon. Finishing in 1st Place were Hessle 1 with a time of 10hrs 01min and in 2nd Place were Hessle 2 with a time of 15hrs 02mins out of the 12 teams taking part. The Fells Marathon is a two-day hiking competition for…

Fells Marathon – Scout Winners

Congratulations to our two Apache Scout teams on their success in the Fells Marathon. Finishing in 1st Place were Apache 1 with a time of 10hrs 41mins and in 3rd Place were Apache 2 with a time of 12hrs 23mins out of the 13 teams taking part. The Fells Marathon is a two-day hiking competition…

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Arthur, Fred, Isaac, Jessica and Nathanael on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. We also waved farwell to them, along with Rosie and Polly as they move up to Scouts.

Chief Scout Bronze Award

Congratulations to Marlarae on achieving her Chief Scouts Bronze Award. We also waved farewell to five of our Beavers as they started their swim up the river to Cubs.

Bug Hotels

As part of their DIY and Environmental Conservation badges, some of Cherokee Cubs have made bug hotels. We’re looking forward to seeing pictures of them in their gardens, and any guests that have moved in!

Firelighting Mums!

As a Mother’s Day treat Arapaho Cubs invited mums to their pack night, where they all learnt how to light a fire with a flint and steel. They then cooked some camp donuts!

Go Ape!

Explorers spent a Sunday morning at Go Ape. They had a great time on the high ropes course.

Fells Preparation

Explorers prepared for the Fells Marathon competition with navigation training in the dark at Beverley Westwood. Compass bearings, back bearings, pacing, 6 and 8 figure grid references, time and distance. Conditions in the wind and rain were challenging but they all learnt valuable skills. Thank you to the volunteer leaders that give up their own…

Hike in the Dark

Cherokee Cubs practiced their navigation skills with a muddy hike in the dark around Elloughton Dale.

Big Sing

Thank you to everyone that supported our Big Sing event. Singing has so many positive effects on our health and wellbeing that we wanted to share the fun we have around a campfire with others. However, as a bonus through our cake stall and refreshments we raised £135.29 for the All Saints Church Tower Fund…

Melton Bottom Camp

Cherokee Cubs enjoyed a weekend of fresh air and fun at Melton Bottom. A walk down to North Ferriby started the camp, and was followed with archery, axe throwing, making door hangers and woggles, and practicing putting up a tent. Elloughton cum Brough Scouts joined us for a campfire, and shared some new songs with…

Photographers and Models!

Beavers had some creative evenings, making Mother’s Day cards linked to our photographer badge, bath bombs and key rings. We hope all their mums enjoyed their gifts, and caught the kisses that were blown to them!