St John’s Ambulance provide youth programmes enabling young people to learn first aid, build their confidence, and gain important life skills.
Badgers (Thursday 6pm-7.30pm)
Anyone aged 7-10 can join a Badger Sett, these are after-school clubs which operate across England. Badgers usually meet once a week for around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Badgers take part in fun activities for different subjects, earning badges and certificates for each one. For every three subjects a Badger completes, they can receive a bronze, silver, or gold award.
Badgers can learn first aid, make new friends, get creative with arts and crafts, find out how the body works and how to stay healthy, learn about helping their local community, take part in team games, develop leadership and communication skills and much more.
Cadets (Monday 6.30pm-8pm)
Young people aged 10-17 can join St John Ambulance Cadet units. Units meet once a week.
Life saving skills are at the heart of the Cadet programme. There is also the opportunity to use these first aid skills by supporting their adult volunteers at events.
Many Cadets join St John Ambulance to gain relevant experience before pursuing a career as a paramedic or health care professional. With so many different activities to get involved with, there is something for everyone. Some of these include learning first aid and volunteering at events, engaging in social action and helping your local community, learning about health and wellbeing, developing your confidence and communication skills through the Cadet leadership courses, becoming a Peer Educator and helping to teach others first aid, enjoying a wide range of adventurous activities on a residential summer camp.