Trailjam 2024

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Trailjam hike today. Whether you walked the full 18 miles, or a shorter section of it, you should all be very proud of your achievements. Also thanks to those that helped us set up, and to everyone that attended, our Annual General Meeting. Fantastic turn out…

Christmas Treats

Thank you to Jenny for showing Arapaho Cubs how to make rocky road and for bringing in cupcakes for us to decorate!

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…

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…

Welcome to Arapaho

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

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…

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!


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

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…

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…

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.

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!


Arapaho have spent two weeks learning all about science. We have made bath bombs and exploding bags. We created electrical circuits and learnt how plants take water up their stems. We investigated water tension and we’re engineers as we made Da Vinci’s bridge. We even got to meet some caterpillars!


Over February half term, Arapaho were set the task of taking five photos of their local area. It seems we have some budding photographers in the pack!

The Deep

Young people at Hessle Scout Group love a sleepover at The Deep, and Beavers, Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs had a fabulous time as usual. A tour of The Deep interspersed with making badges and bags, and sleeping at the side of the tanks – a perfect evening.

Shelter Building

Arapaho Cubs braved the freezing weather and worked together in their new sixes to build shelters big enough for their whole six.

Winter Camp

Arapaho had great fun on their winter camp! They competed as groups during taskmaster and tomahawk throwing, made music with ‘Musical Tom’, created clay tree faces and sang songs around the campfire.

World Faiths

Arapaho Cubs visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara to learn all about Sikhism. Followed by a delicious curry for langar.


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.

Remembrance Sunday

Well done to everyone that took part in the Remembrance Sunday parade and service. You were all a credit to Hessle Scout Group.

Welcome to Cubs

Several young people moved up from Beavers at the end of the last half term. They have now re-made their promise as a Cub, with Zach and Ben joining Cherokee and Freddie joining Arapaho.

Humber Rescue

Arapaho Cubs spent the evening at Humber Rescue to learn more about the important work that the team do as volunteers. The Cubs were also able to have a look around the different boats and equipment they use, and ask questions about how it all works.

Fire Safety

Arapho Cubs met at Calvert Lane fire station where they were given a tour of the station as well as learning more about the different fire appliances they use. They then finished the night by learning about fire safety. This visit allowed them to work towards their Fire Safety activity badge.

Foreshore Fires

Arapaho Cubs spent the evening on Hessle Foreshore, to cook soup and dampers over fires they’d lit themselves. They also got to meet some of the Scout Leaders from Navajo and Apache Scout Troops

Harvest Festival

Thank you to everyone for their contributions towards All Saints Church Harvest Festival. All the food collected will be distributed to those in need via the local food bank. Well done to the Cubs and Scouts who did the readings and prayers at the service.

Climbing by Torchlight

Arapaho Cubs chose to do climbing at Raywell for their adventurous activity this term, made even more exciting by having to climb by torchlight!

Primrose Hill

Apache Scouts and Arapaho Cubs undertook a joint camp at Primrose Hill in Scunthorpe where the Scouts and Cubs enjoyed various activities such as Archery, Shooting and Pioneering. The Cubs joined the scouts in cooking their own meals daily, with a watchful eye from the leaders, which the Cubs thoroughly enjoyed. On Saturday evening we…

Siemens Hike

Arapaho Cubs walked past the Siemens factory to learn a little bit about the wind turbines made there. We even saw a blade being moved! We also talked about our late patron the Queen, deciding to spend some more time at our next meeting to draw pictures and write messages of condolence.

Sixer and Seconders

At the start of the Autumn term, Arapaho learnt who their new sixers and seconders were and were sorted into their new sixes. We talked about our summers, played some games and invested a new Cub.

Tree Hunting

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

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…

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…

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.

Fires and Food

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

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,…


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.

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!


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!

Welcome to Arapaho

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

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.

Welcome to Arapaho

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


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.

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!

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…


Arapaho Cubs met up with Trinity Cubs from Hull to use their imagination whilst building Lego structures, under the tutelage of fellow Scouter Mark the Lego Man from Bricktopia.

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?

Air Activities

Arapaho Cubs have welcomed several new members to their pack this term. As well as getting to know each other by sharing their name using the phonetic alphabet, the have been making paper aeroplanes.