The Guardian Angels are a gang trying to help the community. You know them as the men and women in the red berets. Sunday members of the volunteer security organization who patrol the streets took some time off to brush up on their skills.
About 30 people in red beret's crowded into a community center in Easton. Speakers and presentations made up the two day Guardian Angels Pennsylvania Regional Convention.
"We get our groups together so that they can bounce ideas off of each other," explained PA Regional Director Jason Weston. "We do it as a big open format."
Chapters from PA, New York and Florida came to the conference to hear about other safety, civic and school programs they can implement. The hope is they'll walk away with some new ideas.
Leaders from the Easton chapter were interested in learning more about the 'Stomp The Bullying' program.
"Stomp The Bullying is an anti-bullying program that we want to do for kids between the 7 and 16 years of age."
Members also had a chance to work on their self defense.
"We never carry weapons," said Weston. "We don't carry mace or anything like that."
A 7th degree black belt was on hand to instruct and then let the participants try their hand at protecting themselves.
"We always keep up on our training, understand that we're a street patrol and we do come across things in the street where we have to be able to defend ourselves."
As for those patrols, there are 7 guardian angels chapters in the state and two more in development.
For more information on the chapters, click here.