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,…

Bouldering!

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!

Pioneering

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!

Teamwork

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…

Bricktopia

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.

Problem Solving

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs completed a ‘Leaning Tower of Feetza’ problem solving activity alongside a game of battleships using the phonetic alphabet during their weekly Zoom meeting.

Looking to the Stars

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs completed more of their Astronomer Badge via Zoom this week, learning how the earth moves around the sun. They also recreated constellations, including their astrological birth signs!

Lego Challenges

Cubs used their imaginations with Lego this week, completing many challenges over Zoom both with leaders and through the Blacktoft Beacon Bricktopia event. These activities helped them complete parts of both their Artist and Skills Challenge badges.

Camping at home

Lots of our young people are enjoying camping at home, either building dens in the house or in tents in the garden. Well done to Beavers Jessica, Joseph, Aiden, Isaac and Amelie and Cubs Caleb and Theo.

Wish we were camping….

We wish we were camping in this gorgeous weather! But it’s good to see our young people still outside exercising in lots of different ways. Well done to Apache Georgia, Arapaho Jessica, Cherokees Matilda, Charlie and Owen and Beavers Jessica and Jacob.

#skillsforlife

Cubs have been both helping at home and practicing their cooking skills. Well done to Arapaho Amber, Cherokees Fraser, Charlie and Dexter and Beavers Jessica, Joseph and Jacob.

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.

Cub My Faith Badge

Arapaho Cubs have recently started work on their Faith Activity Badge. They have visited All Saints Church, where they were shown around by the Reader, Phillip. They also talked about faith in general, being baptised, the prayer board, the Vicars since 1520 and Mini Saints, a group for young people each Sunday morning. They also…

Panto Time

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the Saints and Sinners pantomime ‘Robin Hood’. Well done to some of our young people who took part on stage – Beavers Jessica and Nathanael, Cub Isla and Scouts Georgia and Savannah.

Welcome to Arapaho

Hugo and Henry completed their swim up the Beaver river and into the Cub Den, and have now been invested into Arapaho Cubs.

Tamarak Camp

Arapaho Cubs took their parents to camp during the Autumn term. Lots of challenges took place during the weekend, building and lighting fires without a match, parents putting up tents blindfolded following instructions from the Cubs, moving baked beans with straws and playing conkers. Lots of meals cooked on open fires added to the fun…

Bonfire Night

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs walked down to Hessle Rugby Club to watch their annual firework display – an excellent show as always. Big thanks to the rugby club for our pig pen to keep us safe and hot dogs for supper. Also to Specsavers for our hi-viz jackets, keeping us seen on our walk.

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…

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…

Campcraft 2019

Congratulations to everyone that took part in the Blacktoft Beacon Cub Campcraft Competition today. Lots of opportunity for Cubs to both demonstrate and learn new life skills – cooking on fires, bivvy building, puncture repair, making a water filter, wiring a plug, pioneering, lighting a fire, putting up tents, to name just a few. A…

Christingle 2018

Beavers and Cubs had a lovely afternoon at the Christingle Service at All Saints Church Hessle.

2018 Jamboree on the Trail

Well done to everyone that took part to help make our 2018 Sponsored Walk, Family BBQ and AGM such a success.  Whether you walked the route, cut the grass, prepared the food, cooked the food, or even just ate it, helped with road crossings, put the tables and chairs out or away, led the singing…

HUFFLEPUFF WINNERS!

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs attended the 2018 Humberside Scouts County Cub Camp – ‘Fantastic Cubs And Where To Find Them’.  As part of the Hufflepuff House, along with Cubs from Brayton Scarlet, 19th Grimsby (St Hugh’s), 1st Ricall, St Martins, Sewerby Methodist, Trinity Methodist, 1st Laceby and St Margaret’s of Scotland, they combined to win…

WINNERS!

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs entered teams into the Blacktoft Beacon District Camp Craft Competition today.  The teams had eight challenges to complete each, and did so with great success.  Twelve teams took part, with Arapaho girls finishing first with 110 points Cherokee boys second, with 98 points,  Cherokee girls third with 92 points and Arapaho boys eighth. What…

St George’s Day 2018

It may have been wild and windy up on the racecourse, but we all had a brilliant day.  Archery, circus skills, pancake making, Lego, Humberside Fire & Rescue, inflatables, volleyball, skate park, dragon making, pioneering, martial arts, glass engraving, climbing wall, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to name but a few.  With over 500 young people plus…

NATIVITY WITH A TWIST

Arapaho Cubs were stars of the stage when they performed their Nativity with a twist.  Cubs on a hike, shepherds, wise men, an innkeeper and an angel all featured during the evening, alongside lots of traditional carols sang by both the Cubs and the audience.  A well deserved entertainer badge has been earned by all…

Co-op Local Community Fund

A big thank you to everyone at the Co-op in Hessle, for inviting us to be part of their Local Community Fund, and especially to all the Co-op members for helping to raise the money.  This morning we joined staff in store to receive a cheque for £1917.13 – a fantastic amount that will help…

Remembrance Sunday 2017

What a fantastic turn out from all our young people and leaders today – over a hundred of us.   Smartly dressed in uniforms with smiles on faces despite the cold weather.  Well done everyone!

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Hessle Scout Group were well represented at All Saints Church Harvest Festival today.  Well done to those that played an active part in the service, carrying the flags, helping with the sermon, readings, collection, prayers, bread and wine, and in particular everyone that donated to the harvest food collection.  This will be distributed to the…

Swimming Up The River

Three more Beavers finished swimming up the river and into the cub den.  They were then invested as Cubs.  Welcome to Arapaho Mason, Robert and Sriram.

HESSLE FEAST

A great big well done to everyone that helped with litter picking at Hessle Feast.  We collected twenty three bags of rubbish between us, which was brilliant.  We also worked with the Coop promoting their membership scheme and the local community fund (which we are recipients of at the moment), as well as cooking s’mores…

SPY CAMP

We all managed to pass security and had a fantastic time at Spy Camp in Bail Wood.  The sun shone all weekend, we built dens, went on hikes, cracked codes, got to sit in a hovercraft, cooked on fires, had a water fight, sang around the campfire, used our imagination at Q’s base, completed the…

District Camp Craft Competition

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs took part in the Blacktoft Beacon District Camp Craft Competition.   Eleven teams from all over the district competed using their skills in knot tying, map reading, fire lighting, orienteering, first aid, putting up tents, packing rucksacks and following trails.  Well done to the Arapaho B team finishing in third place…

CHRISTINGLE

This afternoon we attended All Saints Church for the annual Children’s Society Christingle Service.  The young people played an active part in the service, assisting with the readings, singing and collecting all the candles that we had been filling with pennies.  They also learnt about and received their own Christingle to take home.  Beavers were…

Winter Camp 2016

Arapaho and Cherokee Cubs join together each year for their Winter Camp.  This year the camp is at Blackhills Campsite, near Bradford.  Cubs have been making rocket kebabs and bonfire buns indoors as well as taking part in shooting and archery outdoors.  They explored the campsite, having a go on the assault course, as well…

Harvest Festival

Members of Hessle Scout Group took part in All Saints Church Harvest Festival service today.  As well as parading with their flags, they played an active part in the service reading the prayers, bible readings, and assisting with the collection.  The uniformed groups had also produced artwork with a harvest / autumn theme to display…

A Wizard Weekend

All things Harry Potter was the theme of the 2016 Group Camp, and 107 members of Hessle Scout Group had a fantastic time at Primrose Hill Campsite, Brigg. The weekend began at Platform 9 3/4 on Friday evening with Hagrid welcoming everyone to camp, and then on to the sorting hat ceremony where we all…

COUNTY CUB ADVENTURE 100 CAMP

Cherokee and Arapaho Cubs have had a brilliant weekend at Raywell taking part in the Humberside County Cub 100 camp. In total 500 Cubs took part in an action packed weekend full of activities and challenges, including Mop Hockey, Human Battleships, Giant outdoor games, Trampolines, Coconut shy, Bug Treasure Hunt, Backwoods cooking, Pedal Karts, Pioneering, Shooting, Beat…