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…


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 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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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!

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…

Boxes and Chocs

We hope all the Cherokee mums enjoyed their Mother’s Day gifts, Handmade cards and gift boxes, which were filled with some homemade chocolates.

White Ribbon Service

Several members of Hessle Scout Group took part in the East Riding of Yorkshire County Legal Service – which marks the end of Jacky Bowes year in office as High Sheriff. Jacky asked for members of Humberside Scouts to be represented in recognition of the work they had done in achieving the White Ribbon Badge….

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.


We tested the knowledge of Cherokee Cubs, to see if they understand which bins to put their rubbish in as part of the Global Issues Activity Badge. Lots of learning needed! Did you know we recycle, reuse and reduce many things at the Scout Den. Printer cartridges and mobile phones can be recycled to raise…

Emergency Aid

The oldest Cherokee Cubs have started working towards their Level 3 Emergency Aid badge. They have practiced bandaging each other whilst learning about stopping major bleeding, they recapped their knowledge of calling 999, and talked about treating shock, burns and scalds.


Following on from their visit to Brough Observatory Cherokee Cubs made their own models of the solar system, and with teamwork completed some space themed games.


Cherokee Cubs started working towards their Astronomer badge with a visit to Brough Observatory. A fascinating evening with lots of facts and information about stars and planets, and we even got to see the moon through the telescope. Big thanks to Brough Astronomy for sharing their knowledge with us.

Chief Scout Silver Award

Cherokee Cubs completed the autumn term with some fun and teamwork whilst ten pin bowling. At the end of the evening Amelie and Rosie were presented with their Chief Scout Silver awards. We also waved farewell to Amelie as she moves up to Scouts.


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.

World Faiths

As part of their World Challenge and World Faiths badges, Cherokee Cubs visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh Centre. Kam gave a very informative talk about the centre, what’s inside it and how it’s used for worship. She also explained to us how they put their faith, Sikhism, into practice. We then joined together for…

White Ribbon

Cherokee Cubs worked towards the Humberside Scouts White Ribbon badge. They made hands that contained words that described each other, that make each person special and unique. The hands were then linked together in a collage shaped like the ribbon and is displayed in our scout den as a reminder to all. Cubs then all…

UK Parliament Week

Cherokee Cubs took part in Parliament Week #UKPW. They learnt about the restoration of the Elizabeth Tower and completed pictures of the tower thinking about how it was restored. The ‘voted with their feet’ around many diverse topics such as passing a test to own a dog, all new housing having solar panels and children…


Thank you to Jennie for assisting Cherokee with their Scientist Activity badge. Over two weeks Cubs experimented with agar to see how germs grew, built skeleton bridges, ph tested different fluids, made lava lamps, assembled skeletons, tested non-newtonian fluid and grew crystals.

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.

Halloween at Raywell

Cherokee Cubs spent a weekend at Raywell. They explored in the dark, carved pumpkins, tried their hand at shooting, made masks, built a zipwire, played bingo and tug of war, sang around the campfire, made bobbing arrows, toilet roll mummies and ate dangling donuts. During the weekend they also cooked all their meals, working towards…

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.

Church Help!

Cherokee Cubs are working towards their Home Help badge this term, but decided to help our local community too. Cubs swept, dusted and polished every wooden surface in All Saints Church, as well as cleaning the brasses, ironing a tea towel and their neckers and sewing a badge on their uniform.


Cherokee Cubs have been working towards their Photographer badge, producing animations using lego, understanding how to use different cameras, and having fun with a green screen.

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.

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.

North Cave Wetlands Hike

Cherokee Cubs began the autumn term with a hike around North Cave Wetlands in some beautiful evening sunshine. They started the evening watching two Beavers, Frankie and Edward, complete their swim up the river, and then be invested alongside new Cub Racheal. All three were the first in the pack to make their promise including…

Chief Scout Silver Award

Congratulations to Cherokee Cubs Rowan and Seb on achieving their Chief Scout Silver Award. Along with Luke, Joshua and Jesse we waved goodbye as they now move on to Scouts.

Water Games

Due to the extreme hot weather, Cherokee Cubs got to enjoy two weeks of water games, challenges and ice lollies. They worked together in teams transferring water by different means, as well as having a water fight! Think the leaders had just as much fun too.

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…


Cherokee Cubs have been working towards their cyclist activity badge, completing a bike ride across the Humber Bridge one week, and learning about bicycle maintenance, mending punctures and safety at the den the other week. They also took part in a slow bike race, showing their skill and control whilst riding and produced a display…

Fun at Raywell

Cherokee Cubs had a fun evening in the sunshine at Raywell. They crawled through the cave bus, whizzed down the hill on grass sledges and sped round the car park on go-karts!

Welcome to Cherokee

Cherokee welcomed two new Cubs this when Polly and Grace were invested. We hope they went on to enjoy their first camp!

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…

Jubilee Street Party

Cherokee Cubs had an evening at their very own street party. The played some traditional street games, hopscotch and skipping, and then had some retro food – cheese and pineapple on sticks and spam!

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…

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,…


Cherokee Cubs were set some problem solving and teamwork challenges to complete. A sack race with their whole team in the sack, moving their team along the car park on skis, as well as lashing some broom handles onto chairs to carry a member of their six. Lots of laughter in the sunshine!