Pack awarded crime prevention badge

PROUD: Longridge brownies showing off their badges with PCSO Mark Shepherd
PROUD: Longridge brownies showing off their badges with PCSO Mark Shepherd
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A group of Brownies had a helping hand from a police officer as they were awarded a crime prevention badge.

Third Longridge Brownies had a visit from Police Community Support Officer Mark Shepherd who presented the badges to the girls after weeks of hard work.
He also gave a talk on how to stay safe, ‘stranger danger’ and watched a play the brownies had put together.
He said: “The leader of the group, Katherine Burrows, contacted me and asked me to come along and I thought it would be a good chance for me to get to know them as well as the other way around.
“They had written a play about some potential dangers which I watched and then I spoke to them about stranger danger and how to stay safe when they’re out and about or even at school.
“We also went through what they should do if they ever need to report anything or get lost.”
PCSO Shepherd then presented the 15 brownies with their crime prevention badges.
“This was a good opportunity to get into the community to support what they were doing which is what my job is all about.
“It was a really good day and I’m sure they’ll be chances in the future to work together again.”
The crime prevention badge is one of the more recently added badges that encourages brownies to become more aware to safety and crime prevention issues.
They are expected to produce advice, posters and leaflets on a variety of crime based issues.