Rock Up

Beavers enjoyed a Christmas treat at Rock-Up, climbing to some dizzy heights. Well done to Rory reaching the top of the stairway to heaven. We also waved farewell to Daniel, Neo, Harry and Olivers as they started their swim up the river to Cubs.

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…


Thank you to everyone that joined the All Saints Church Christingle Service, and well done to the young people who read the poem during the service. Through the collection at the service and all our candles we filled with coins, a total of £327.48 was raised for The Children’s Society.

Big Fun

Explorers and their leaders enjoyed an evening at Big Fun with Elloughton-cum-Brough Explorers. You’re never too old for a soft play adventure!

Cooking on Fires

Cherokee Cubs cooked sausages on a stick and chocolate bananas in the embers as part of their Backwoods Cooking badge. Our Explorers also organised some team games as part of their Young Leader Award missions. Congratulations to Amelie who was Cub of the Term for Summer 2022.

Sharing our Skills

The Hessle Scout Group adult team held a weekend camp to enable us to get to know each other better and improve our skills, ready to pass on to young people. The weekend started with information from our County and District teams and we then focussed on map reading, fire lighting, tent pitching and repairs,…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

Seeing Stars

Arapaho Cubs are working towards their Astronomer Activity Badge. They learnt about the solar system and constellations. Can anyone guess what this Cub’s star sign is?

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

In preparation for the Big Garden Birdwatch Cherokee Cubs had a bird themed evening. We played bird matching and naming games, we made bird feeders, danced to the birdie song and made origami pigeons! This weekend we will all be watching carefully in our gardens to see what birds appear. Why not join in too…

Leaf Art

As part of their world challenge badge, Beavers took part in some leaf art activities. After gathering leaves and sticks whilst out on their daily walk, first they made hedgehog pictures, and then lots of other animals from leaves. We then made stick men, which involved practicing to tie a reef knot whilst making their…

Creative Explosions

Beavers had fun making their own firework displays. Firstly we iced biscuits and then painted pictures, using our skill to roll a marble around the paper to create the display. Thanks also to parents for assisting in investing three of our Beavers via zoom. Well done Alistair, Edward and Frankie.

Zoom Investitures

Another first for Hessle Beavers took place this week, when we invested six of our new members during our Zoom meeting. Thanks to parents for their assistance with presenting the neckers, certificates and badges.

Kindness in our Community

Hessle Scout Group are working with The Red Cross on their ‘Kindness in Every Community’ project. Although we can’t meet face to face, Cubs and Beavers have been painting rocks at home with pictures and words to make people smile on their daily walk. Keep a look out in the local area, and let us…

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!

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!

Camp at Home

We may not be able to go camping at the moment, but lots of our young people have found ways to make dens and camp at home. Well done to Beavers Luke and Summer, Cherokees Bradley, Jack, Fraser and Harrison, Arapaho Jessica and Navajo Ewan. If you’ve been camping at home, send us your pictures.

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.

Cubs Skills Challenge

Well leaders certainly know who we can call on to make the hot drinks, do the washing up and cook meals when we next go on camp. Well done Harrison and Joshua.

Beaver Blog – Archie

As part of their Personal Challenge badge, we have asked Beavers to write a blog for us. Here is a write up from Archie on the Big Sing. At the Big Sing I went to the church and then I went around Hessle and gave people a leaflet to go to the Big Sing. I…

Chief Scout’s Silver Award

Congratulations to Catriona on achieving her Chief Scout’s Silver Award. This award requires Cubs to attain all seven of the challenge badges, along with six activity or staged activity badges so lots of hard work has gone into this achievement.


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!

Welcome and Well Done!

Cherokee Cubs have invested three new members recently, Charlie, Harry and Caleb, as well as congratulating William on achieving his Silver Chief Scout Award.

Bring an Adult Camp

Cherokee Cubs had the opportunity to bring an adult to camp with them, and what a great time they had at Squirrel Wood. We swapped ipads and Xboxes for axes, saws and fires for the weekend. We went weaseling and axe throwing, as well as completing a bit of archery, we lit fires and cooked…

JOTT 2019

Well done to everyone that took part in our Jamboree on the Trail 2019 hike. Whether you walked the full 15 miles, the middle 8 miles or the shorter 4 miles, we completed it in a very good time, and had some delicious cakes along the way. We’ll let you know how much we raised…


Cherokee Cubs had an active end to the term, with a hike from Brantingham to South Cave, team games with water at the den, and a morning at Welton Waters. The smiles in the pictures say what fun they all had.

Group Camp 2019

Once a year we like to take all sections of Hessle Scout Group to camp, and as usual we’ve had a scorching hot, fantastic time. We had a circus theme for the weekend and learnt circus skills, made a circus ring, decorated t-shirts to wear whilst performing and had fun on an inflatable assault course…

William’s Den

Cherokee Cubs had a fab time at William’s Den, playing both indoors and outdoors, making pizza for supper, building dens and best of all sleeping in the den!

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,…


Cherokee Cubs recently split into two groups and spent some time out and about – on a hike around Elloughton Dale and swimming.  These activities enabled the Cubs to achieve various levels of the Hikes and Swimmer staged badges.  

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…

Bronze Chief Scout Awards

Well done to three Beavers, Clemmie, Gilby and Jack who have achieved their Bronze Chief Scout Award.  We look forward to seeing them wear their badges on their new Cub uniforms, as they along with Ben, Harry, Philip and Zico all swam up the first bit of the river to Cubs,   We had a fun…


Cherokee Cubs have invested three new members – welcome to Catriona, May and Sophie.


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…

Hessle Scout Group 

A huge Well done to all participants who took part in the fells marathon. Representing Hessle Scout Group, are Hessle Explorer Unit, Hessle Apache Scout Troop and Hessle Navajo Scout Troop.

Ellis Marsters, The Chief Scouts Commendation

Arapaho Cubs are very proud of Ellis Marsters who has been awarded The Chief Scouts award. The award was presented by Liz Fraser who is our County Commissioner. This is one of the highest award given by the Scout Association. In recognition of his great presence of mind when he witnessed an accident where a man…

How To Make a Stove from a Single Log (Swedish Torch)

 Commonly known as a ‘Swedish Torch’, this simple outdoor cooking method not only provides you the heat you need to cook a delicious meal (or boil a pot of water), but it also comes with a built-in ‘stove top’ to place your pot or pan onto. It’s a tidy and controlled fire that’s quite effective…