Humber Rescue

Explorers visited Humber Rescue, to find out more information on a local group who serve our community. This forms part of their Platinum Award.

Poacher Pre-Camp

Several of Hessle Explorers are joining others from around the district to go to Poacher this summer. Poacher is Lincolnshire’s International Scout and Guide Jamboree, where members of Scouting and Girl Guiding from around the world participate in a week of fun, friendship and adventure. This weekend they held a pre-camp at Tablers Wood to…

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,…

Fells Marathon Winners!

Congratulations to the 2022 Hessle Explorers Fells Marathon Team – James, Sam, Henry and Lois – on winning their competition, as well as a big thanks to all their adult support. The Fells Marathon is a two-day hiking competition for Scouts and Explorer Scouts. Carrying full kit for the two days, the Explorer Scout teams…

Nurture Nature

As part of Humberside Scouts ‘Put the Out in Scout’ Challenge, Explorers completed the Nurture Nature section by undertaking a litter pick along Hessle Foreshore and in the Humber Bridge Country Park.

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.

Wolds Challenge 2021

Well done to our two teams of Explorers that took part in the Wolds Challenge. This event is a test of navigation, route finding and team work, as well as a walking challenge with Explorers travelling 17 miles during the day. A particular congratulations to Team D who completed the route in 5 hours 17 minutes, finishing…

Wolds Way Hike

Explorers met at the weekend to enable them to undertake a longer hike, completing 15.5 km in 4 hours on a section of the Wolds Way, that was a bit muddy in places! They also did a spot of geocaching along the way.

Cooking in Oranges

Explorers have continued their cooking theme this term, with another visit to Raywell Park. This time they experimented with cooking in oranges in the embers of the fire.

Ready for camping….

Explorers spent the evening pitching their new expedition tents and finished the night putting up the bell tent which they will use as a base camp and communal space on future camps.

Cooking Challenge

Explorers completed a cooking challenge. Working with a variety of stoves that they might encounter on hikes or camps, some were challenged to soft boil an egg and others to hard boil one!

Chief Scout Awards

Congratulations to three of our young people on achieving their Chief Scout Awards. GSL Charlotte was delighted to present a Gold Award to Sam, achieved whilst he was with Apache Scouts, and Platinum Awards to Dan and Charlotte, achieved whilst they have been Explorers.

Explorers Exploring

Explorers met up outdoors for the first time in over a year, for a socially distanced walk around Elloughton, followed by presentation of new name tapes for uniforms. Everyone enjoyed the fresh air and the chat.

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…

Sea and Sandcastles

Explorers traveled closer to the sea for their last night of the term, and spent the evening digging holes, building sandcastles and eating fish and chips in Bridlington!

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…

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…

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!

End of Term Fun

Explorers have completed the term playing ten pin bowling and pool (with maybe a bit of cheating!)  Enjoy the summer and good luck to those awaiting exam results.


Gilwell 24 is 24 hours of non-stop action!  Can Hessle Explorers manage to stay awake for 24 hours?  With numerous adventurous and exciting activities across the site to keep them entertained – from fairground rides to bands and a huge disco, to zip wire, water slides and bag jump… and everything in between!  Looks like they are having a fantastic time so far.


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…

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…

Jamboree on the Trail 2015

Well done to everyone who took part in the Hessle Scout Group Sponsored walk as part of the worldwide Jamboree on the Trail 2015. Sponsorship money is still being collected, and once we have a final total details will be published. Thank you to the Explorers and leaders for organising us all, and making sure…

Explorers are looking for a new leader!

Hessle Explorers are looking for a fun, active and enthusiastic adult to join their leadership team! We need someone who can help deliver an action packed programme to our 14-18 age group. No previous experience necessary, just a sense of adventure! Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries about the role!

Wolds Challenge 2015

This year we entered 2 teams into the Wolds Challenge, a day hike competition to test navigation and teamwork skills. Both teams completed the course with only one team having a slight navigational error! We are still waiting for the official results of where the two teams placed.  

St George’s Activity Day 2015

Today saw the entire Scout Group attend the joint St George’s Activity Day between Blacktoft Beacon & Beverley and Hornsea Districts. The morning was full of activities for everyone to have a go at; there was scooters, stomp rockets, crossbows, cooking on fires & martial arts to name a few! In the afternoon all sections paraded…

Seaside visit

On Thursday 17th July Hessle Explorers organised a Blacktoft Beacon District Explorers end of term seaside visit to South Shore at Bridlington. The event was attended by Explorers and leaders from Hessle, South Cave, Kirk Ella, Howden and Snaith. Everyone had fish & chips provided by Linda at Mushy P’s fish & chip shop followed…

Hessle Open Gardens

On Sunday 6th July Paul the Explorer Leader gratefully received a cheque for £600 from the Hessle West Open Gardens team. This money was a follow on from some donated the year before to start the build on the outdoor activity area at the rear of the Scout Den. The money this year is intended…

Gilwell24 – 2014

Our Explorers joined 5,000 other Explorers at the Gilwell24 event 11th to 13th July at Gilwell Scout Park, Chingford. The event ran from 0900 on Saturday and finished at 0900 on the Sunday, it was a great success as the photos will show you. Everyone had a fantastic time and most managed to continue with…

County Monopoly Run – Hull 2014

On the 28th June our Explorers joined 130 other Explorers from the rest of the county to take part in the Monopoly Run in the city of Hull. The event took place on the same day as the Lord Mayer parade, there were street acts, fairground rides, live music and of course 130 Explorers running…

Group Camp 2014

The Explorers joined the rest of Hessle Scout Group for the annual Group Camp on 19th to 21st June 2014. They all enjoyed the weekend with 117 young Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers attending. The activities included climbing, archery, rifle range, grass sledging, hike, assault course, snake and reptile handling, climbing frames and water slides….

12th June 2014 – Orange Brownies with a Twist!

Tonight Ciaran organised the activity down on the river shore. The Explorers were all given an orange, chocolate brownie mix and a cinnamon dough twist. They split into pairs and set about lighting small fires then prepared the oranges by scooping out the contents and adding the brownie mix. This was then placed in the…

6th June – A night with the stars

On Friday 6th June the Explorers were set an overnight pioneering challenge at Raywell Park. They had to construct a sleeping platform using 3 different knots and lashings big enough and strong enough for 8 of them to spend the night under the stars. The result was fantastic and they even managed a couple of…

6th June – Explorers go Platinum

On Friday 6th June two of our Explorers were presented with their Chief Scouts Platinum Awards by the District Commissioner at Raywell Park before starting the overnight pioneering challenge. To gain this award they have both completed expeditions, played rugby for a local team, taken part in lots of fun activities and supported younger members…

18th May – Hessle Open Gardens Bus team

Hessle Open Gardens Organisation help local charities through their annual open gardens event. Last year they helped the Scout Group with funding for the outdoor activity area. This year they asked us to help them by running a minibus route around Hessle. The leaders stepped up to this challenge. They divided up the hours between…

18th May – Hessle Open Gardens

The Explorers help prepare the community minibus for the leaders to provide a bus service for the annual Hessle Open Gardens. The Open Gardens is a fund raiser for many local charities and Hessle Scout Group has benefitted from this with funds to kick start our new outdoor activity area. This year we are helping…

17th May 2014 – Welton Waters Activity Centre

On Saturday 17th May 2014 we took the Explorers to Welton Waters Activity Centre for the RYA Push The Boat Out event http. This was a fantastic opportunity to spend the day on the water trying out new sports. The team had a go at Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, pull boat sailing, dinghy sailing and jetty…

8th May 2014 – Whittling challenge

While the Explorers were waiting for their turn in the rifle range they were set a whittling challenge. They were all given a piece of branch each and set about carving a walking stick. The Explorers interpretation of carving and whittling gave some interesting results. All fingers remained intact.

8th May 2014 – Snipers

On Thursday 8th May 2014 the Explorers under the supervision of Sean the Scout Leader took to the range for a bit of sniper training. It was a good night up at Raywell air rifle range with some good scores. It’s been a while since we last had a shoot and the team really enjoyed…

1st May 2014 – Jane is invested

On Thursday 1st May 2014 Jane was invested as a leader by Audrey the District Training Manager. Jane has been in an adult support role since the unit officially started in 2008 supporting Paul but hasn’t gone into uniform until now as she was the chairperson of the Group Executive committee. We welcome Jane in…

27th April 2014 – Explorer Wolds Challenge Award

At the St. George’s Day Parade on Sunday 27th April Hessle Explorer team 2 were awarded a certificate for the fasted Explorer team in Blacktoft Beacon district in the Wolds Challenge hike event. This was presented by Linda the District Commissioner. This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrated Hessle Explorers commitment to the district. Well…

4th – 6th April 2014 – Young Leader Training Weekend

Four of our Explorers started the Young Leader Training programme at the weekend at Raywell Scout Park.  This involves the completion of training modules delivered by the Humberside Young Leaders training team which earn them a badge and certificate. Over the weekend they put in a lot of hours in lectures and training. They now have…

22nd March 2014 – Wold Challenge Hike

Our Explorers entered 2 teams in the Wold Challenge hike this year. This is a navigation, map and route planning challenge.  The route concentrates on navigating over the moorland and some hills with a mixture of fields and lowland valleys, farmland and woods; the navigation is the key to success.  Our teams did fantastic with…

8th March 2014 – Spring Hike

Explorers took part in a navigation challenge against the clock. At each checkpoint they had a navigation challenge to complete before receiving the next 6 figure grid reference to navigate to.  The morning finished in the pub for hot coffee and snacks.

1st March 2014 – Explorers go fencing

Not quite what the Explorers had in mind when we offered them the chance to go fencing on a Saturday morning.  We supported the Group again with the erection of the security fencing for the new outdoor activity area. They were rewarded with bacon sandwiches by June the Scout Group mother.

27th February 2014 – Explorers Own

The team organised a “Cube” style set of challenges which involved balancing balls, catching balls in cups and lots of coordination skills. Great fun.