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.

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…

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.

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.

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…


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!

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

Hull Reform Synagogue

As part of their World Challenge and World Faiths badges, Cherokee Cubs paid a virtual visit to Hull Reform Synagogue. Aimi and Laura were brilliant, providing the Cubs with information sheets in advance and then guiding us around the synagogue, explaining about the different festivals they celebrate and showing us the many different items they…

Bird Boxes

Cherokee continued their bird theme for this term, by making nest boxes for small birds that appear in their garden. Baloo kindly cut the wood for everyone, but Cubs, with supervision from parents, built the box making use of screwdrivers, hammers, sandpaper and tape measures. Their challenge for the week is to paint or varnish…


Cherokee Cubs practiced their pancake making skills last week. We hope they are making them for the whole family today!

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…

Home Helps

Cherokee Cubs completed the next part of their Home Help Activity Badge, cleaning and tidying the living room and ironing their neckers. Let’s hope they keep using these skills every day during lockdown!

Cherokee Christmas Activity Day

Cherokee Cubs had a fun day of all things Christmas. We made our own tree from sticks and string, and decorated it with pine cones and acorns, we made Christmas crackers, a 2020 memory decoration for our tree, we cooked our own Christmas dinner, with chocolate orange trifle for dessert, and decorated Christmas cakes. To…

The Great Cherokee Bake Off

Cherokee Cubs rose to the challenge at their Bake Off Zoom meeting. In the space of an hour and a half we had baked and iced 336 buns between us – that must be a record, and we certainly couldn’t have done that in the den. Best of all, there was no mess for the…

Skills for Life

Cherokee Cubs have been learning some important skills for life recently – how to do the washing (a bonus in lockdown that they got to actually do it – we don’t have a washing machine in our scout den), how to be safe both as a cyclist and a pedestrian, and how to read a…


Cherokee Cubs planned for meeting face to face and completing some pottery painting. However lockdown prevented meeting but not the painting. Big thanks to our local pottery studio for delivering everything we needed to complete our Christmas mugs at home. We can’t wait to see everyone’s creations once they have been in Kenny the Kiln!

Cherokee on the move!

Cherokee Cubs have just completed a three week rotation of activities – a hike around the Humber Bridge Country Park, a cycle ride across the Humber Bridge and activities on zoom towards their book reader badge. It’s great to be back outside completing challenges together, even if we are in smaller groups.

Keeping Safe and Tidy

Cherokee Cubs met on Zoom this week and completed parts of the Fire Safety, Home Safety and Home Help badges. Cubs drew a floor plan of their house and then investigated where the smoke alarms and fire exits are, they looked at what dangers there are that could start a fire in each room, and…

Athletic Cherokee

Cherokee have enjoyed two weeks of face to face scouting completing their Athletics badge. As part of the badge we threw balls, ran relays, long jump, balanced a ball on a spoon, did some skipping and sergeant jumps. All the Cubs did their best to improve their times and distances the second week. Everyone loved…

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.

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Archie, Oliver and Seth on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. These were presented by Charlotte our GSL during our online 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.

Cherokee 2020 Lockdown Camp

Cherokee Cubs enjoyed a weekend of activities, all done from the safety of their own home during lockdown. The chose to sleep in either a tent in the garden or a den they built themselves, and during the day made an obstacle course, camp gadgets, lunch and tea, a bug hotel and completed a scavenger…

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.

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.

VE Day 75

Lots of brilliant pictures of both young people and leaders taking part in VE Day activities at home.

Hike to the Moon

Well done to everyone that took part in the Scout Association Hike to the Moon. So far over £310,000 has been raised, and the amount is still going up! Don’t forget to let us know or send your picture if you have taken part.

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!


Creative activities are good for our health too, and many of our young people have been putting their imaginations to good use. Well done to Cherokees Owen and Dexter and Beavers Rosie, Aflie and Daniel.

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.

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.

Cub Skills Challenge

Cherokee Cubs have been making themselves useful at home and completing parts of their Skills Challenge Badge. Well done to Bradley and Harrison, making cups of tea, setting the table for a meal and peeling vegetables.

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.

Challenge X Night Hike

Cherokee Cubs completed the second of their spring term challenges, completing a night ‘chip tasting’ hike of Hessle! Along our 2.5 mile hike we tasted chips from a traditional fish and chip shop, a chinese takeaway and a pizza place. Cubs voted their favourites were from the pizza shop, but big thanks must go to…

Minecraft Camp

Cherokee Cubs took part in a minecraft themed camp, lots of fun with lots of #skillsforlife too. We used saws, sandpaper and screwdrivers to make creeper bookends, we used sewing machines to make TNT and creeper cushions, an iron to make hama bead minecraft creations, and Raspberry Pi’s to play minecraft, as well as a…

Burns Night

To link with their World Challenge and International badges, as well as Challenge X, Cherokee Cubs celebrated Burns Night. They cooked and tasted Tatties, Neeps and Haggis, decorated shortbread petticoat tails to look like tartan kilts, tried Irn Bru and Tablet, made haggis. bagpipe and highland cow fridge magnets, read poetry, played highland games and…

Welcome to Cherokee

Bethany, Bradley, Charlie and Joseph completed their swim up the Beaver river and into the Cub Den, and have now been invested into Cherokee Cubs.


Cherokee Cubs ended the term with a visit to Superbowl, where we competed in Jambowlree – the worldwide scout ten pin bowling competition, as well as having a game of quasar. A fun night for all. We also said farewell to five of our Cubs as they move onwards and upwards in their scouting journey.