Thursday Nov 12th 1987

Pack Visit to Central Milton Keynes Police Station

After Grand Howl the Pack set off for the Police Station at Milton Keynes Centre. We were met by PC White and our local Police Officer PC Shaw who had kindly arranged the visit.

We were shown the security cameras positioned outside the building and then made our way to the rear of the Station to see the motor vehicles. Having been shown the different vehicles that are used in police work we then made our way to the stables. Here we were told of the mounted police’s duties in the Thames Valley area and the individual names of the horses. After the cub scouts were allowed to make a fuss of these well trained animals we were invited to the Tack Room where all the riding equipment was stored.

We then entered the Police Station by PC White using his security key and were shown the Canteen. Having been asked by PC White earlier to keep as quiet as possible within the station because of the duty policemen working we were shown around the complex.

Having split the party into two we were shown the Control Room and the photographer’s room. The control room was very interesting as the duty officers were receiving incoming calls and directing the police on the beat. Finger prints and scenes of crimes were seen on display.

Having thanked PC White and PC Shaw for a very interesting and informative visit we returned to the H. Q. at 8.0p.m. to the awaiting parents. This had been a wonderful visit and all the party came away with a good idea of how a Police Station worked.

The Party
White Six T. Coles, W. Giffin, S. Barfoot, E. Porter, S. Goodman
Green Six L. McDonald, G, Hill, D. Williamson, A. Cross, P. Brown
Yellow Six M. Goldsmith, S. Hart, E. Ashcroft, L. Ashton, I. Eaglestone, J. Harding
Blue Six B. Langridge, W. Monk, B. Fricker, A. Wilson, L. Parkes.
Total 24

Mr. Monk, Mr. Leathersich, Mr. Goldsmith, Mr. Goodman helped with transport

S. Leathersich Scout (Came because he would not be ale to visit Police Station with Troop on Tues. Nov 17th)

Leaders Akela, Bagheera and Kaa

Akela C.S.L.

Written by Akela - (Robin Coles) - Cub Scout Leader