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…


Tonight our three Beavers, Kian, Millie and Ryder, completed their swim up the river and renewed their promise as Cubs.  Welcome to Arapaho!  

Busy Beavers

Hessle Beavers have been busy the past few weeks on three separate projects.  The first is making some autumn leaf bowls from clay, and we look forward to seeing them all painted and varnished.  The second as part of their Campcraft badge, they have started their own camp blanket, which we hope they will continue…

Cherokee Summer Hike

For the last meeting of the summer term Cherokee hiked from Brantingham to South Cave – a short walk with lots of steep hills.  At the highest point of the walk overlooking some fantastic view of the Humber, our newest member, Grace, was invested.  At the end of the evening Cubs were presented with challenge…

Cherokee Summer Camp

Cherokee Cubs had a great time at their summer camp at Walesby Forest. On Saturday morning after cooking pancakes on an open fire for breakfast, they did crate stacking and a cave maze.  In the afternoon they had fun on the water, including canadian canoes and water fights.  Everyone was soaked, including the leaders.  Tea…

2015 Camp Craft Winners

Well done to Jed and Connor, who teamed up with Harry from Gilberdyke to win the Blacktoft Beacon 2015 Cub Camp Craft Competition.  The day included various challenges for them to complete including making fire without a match (where Connor had the best fire of the day), pitching a tent, map signs, First Aid, egg parachutes, code…

Summer Walk

The Cubs completed a 2 1/2 walk last night. The Cubs map reading skills were put to the test as the covered approximately 5 miles between Brantingham and Welton.

Athletics – 16th June

Continuing with our fitness theme, this week we worked on our Athletics activity badge. The Cubs split up into their sixes and went around 4 different events; 100m relay, 25m egg and spoon, 25m skipping and sargent jumping. All were scored and the red team came first in every event so came first overall too,…

Squash & Smoothies

This week we carried on working towards our Fitness Challenge badge. We had a visit from Kenny, a squash instructor. He showed the Cubs some video clips of squash being played before coaching them through some of the skills needed to play. Everyone then got a go using the portable wall. Meanwhile in the kitchen…

Melton Bottom Sleepover

This weekend Cherokee Cubs went on their first night away of the summer to Melton Bottom Campsite, where we slept inside for 1 night. On the Friday evening 4 new Cubs were invested before we set off for a walk. However the heavens opened as we were about to leave! So after a small delay…

Bell Boats – Princes Quay – 18th May

Sunday 18th May 2014 – The Arapaho Cubs paddled around Princes Quay, Hull in ‘bell boats’ under the guidance of Stuart and Linda ( qualified canoe/ Kayak instructors). Thanks also to Princes Quay and Kingston Kayak club. The Cubs had a great time but got a little wet when they paddled under the fountain, This…

St Georges Day Parade April 2014

Sun 27 April saw the St Georges Day Parade, this year Blacktoft Beacon District Event at the Beverley race course. The Cubs enjoyed a fun packed day that included; a climbing wall –  a BouncyCastle – Pioneering – Mini-pioneering with canes and elastic bands – Glass engraving – Bungee  Slide – Handicraft – Badge Making  – Face Painting – Bows & Arrows – Lassoing…

Easter Buns April 2014

The Cubs baked & decorated their own Easter buns. The Cubs melted the chocolate themselves, The Cubs designed & decorated the buns themselves then ate them all up  

Swimming up to Cubs

Also this week we said goodbye to our 5 oldest Beavers as they swam up the river to Arapaho Cubs. Malak, Tic Tac & Keeo will be going to their first night of Cubs after Easter to watch them renew their promise as Cubs and award them their Moving on Award. We are sad to…

The Deep Sleep Over Jan 2014

January 2014 saw Arapaho along with Hessle Beavers and Cherokee Cubs have a sleepover at The Deep.  The Cubs arrived at The Deep just as it was closing, ready to enjoy the evening ahead.  Everyone took part in a fun packed night that saw the Cubs decorate a T-shirt and make a badge with their own personal…

A Night At The Deep

Cherokee Cubs slept over at the deep tonight. Some Cubs even received their 1st night away.  

Christmas Party 2013

Tues 17 Dec so Arapahos annual Christmas party. The theme of the party was Christmas jumpers. All Cubs & leaders joined in the fun & games with the parents supplying a buffet & joining the Cubs at the end of the evening

Silver Chief Scout Award

Chloe Curtis received the highest award at Cubs tonight, the Sliver Chief Scout Award. Chloe has managed to complete all of her challenge badges whilst being at Cherokee Cubs. Well done Chloe!  

Blacktoft Beacon District Swimming Gala

Nov 23 saw the return of the Cubs Swimming Gala at Ennerdale sports center in Hull. Most packs in the Blacktoft Beacon District enter a team. This is a hard fought fun competition that covers all aspects of swimming that includes a relay and “The Plunge.” The plunge sees one Cub dive into the pool…

Winter Camp 2013

Every year the Cubs enjoy a winter camp, where the reality of the cold weather sets in. This years the Cubs went to Blackhills Nr Bradford. The Cubs sleep in wooden dormitory because of the temperature. The Cubs still enjoyed the outdoor environment that included the Cubs cooking their own meals outside on open fires….

Rememberance Parade Nov 2013

As a mark of respect Arapaho Cubs joined The Hessle Scout Group as a whole who joined both active & retired members of the armed forces and marched from the British Legion in Hessle to the All Saints Church. The Cubs then attended a civic service that included The Hessle Town Mayor & local councillors.

KC Home of the Tigers Tour July 2013

The Cubs enjoyed a tour of “The KC Stadium,” home of the mighty Tigers. The cubs enjoyed a few minutes as a TV camera operator high up in the top of the stadium. The Cubs were shown round the “circle room” the room where WAGS hang out during the home matches. We enjoyed a period…

June 2013, Dads & Lads Camp

Once a year Arapaho Cubs have a traditional “Dads & Lads” or “Parents & Guardians” Camp. This year we wend to Bramhope Scout Camp (Nr Leeds Bradford Airport). No mums this year but 7 dads did brave the weather. We feel certain the Dads enjoyed the camp more than the Cubs. Both Cubs & Dads…

High Ropes May 2013

Once a year the sixer’s (young leader’s & older Cubs) are taken to a camp along with the Scouts & Explorers. The aim of the camp is for the cubs to get to know the Scouts & experience life as a Scout as the sixer’s will be moving up to Scouts soon.

Pack Night

A normal Pack Arapaho Cubs promotes Decision Making (the Cubs choose their own games) as opinions are always asked for & discussed with friendships being formed every night.

Music Evenning March 2013

For their music badge the Cubs were asked to bring in & play their musical instrument. We had a wide range of instruments & talents. Even the ones who couldn’t play an instrument joined in and sung along to the tune.

Deep Sleepover – 15th March

This weekend was the annual district Deep sleepover. Groups of Cubs and Beavers from all over our district all came to enjoy a night in front of the fish tanks! The night started off with a guided tour the attraction before everyone settled down to eat their supper. Afterwards it was downstairs to do some…

Remembrance Day Parade, 11/11/12

As a mark of respect for all the solders lost in all conflicts, The Cubs joined the Remembrance Day Parade. The Cubs marched along side active & retired members of the armed forces.  

Pack Night – 24th September

This week everyone has been down at the Scout Den. The younger group have been learning all about the Jungle Book Story behind cubs. The older group have been looking at the law, promise and going up to Scouts. The middle group have begun work on their Creative Challenge Badge. Their task was to come…

Winter Camp Nov 2012

We team up with our sister pack Cherokee for the groups last camp of the year, Aptly named Winter Camp at Blackhills Nr Bradford. Not quite winter but sometimes very cold never the less. Because of the temperature the Cubs sleep in Huts. Not quite “glamping” but the hut in indeed centrally heated. In true…

Raywell – 11th June

This week the Cubs were at Raywell for their activities. The older group completed their pioneering challenge to gain their badge, the middle group were cooking on an open fire and the younger group were completing a sisal trail and had a go on a section of the assault course.  

Aldwalk Camp May 2012

The older more experienced Cubs will become leaders of a pack, These are known as sixers. The sixers are invited to the first camp of the year where they are taught leadership duties & the responsibilities of being a sixer is explained to them. May 2012 The Cubs were taken to Aldwalk where they had…


The Cubs enjoyed a nights bowling. A big thank you to AMF bowling for looking after us. First 3 Cubs to get a strike got a prize