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Cubs visit West Yorkshire Police CarrGate HQ

15 May 2014

Yellow and Blue Sixes had the opportunity to visit West Yorkshire Police’s CarrGate HQ this Thursday evening. – Don’t worry… Red and Green Sixes get to go on the 5th June! 🙂
(we can only take limited numbers on each visit – including leaders! – and our Cub Pack is now too big to take in one go!)

After a brief presentation about the Specialist Services that were based at the CarrGate site, such as the dog unit, Firearms unit, Helicopter and Horse section, we then went on a tour of the HQ and saw some huge police horses and a lot of their gear…

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unfortunately the Armed Response Unit wasn’t available to talk to us, but the Cubs got to sit in a police response vehicle and chat to the officers…

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… but then Ziggy got arrested!

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After Ziggy was released early on good behaviour we got to go see the police helicopter based at CarrGate:

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… until it was called out on a proper job – however we did get to see it take off!

Here’s a gallery of photos (inc the above) from our visit…

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The Cubs in Green and Red Sixes who get to go on the next visit, had an interesting evening learning  about the WaterAid Charity (which earns the Cubs 2 credits towards their Global Challenge badge – yeah!)

WaterAid works specifically on the WASH crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene. Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

 

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