Welcome to Badgers
Anyone aged 7-10 years old can join one of our many Badger
Setts, after school clubs which operate throughout England. At
Badgers it's all about fun and adventure!
Activities for children
St John Ambulance Badgers Setts offer a great range of
activities for children.
- • Learn first aid
- • Go camping
- • Do arts and crafts
- • Take part in team games, and much more!
Are you interested in joining Badgers? Contact
our regional offices to find your nearest unit today.
What do Badgers do?
Badgers usually meet once a week for around an hour and a
half. They take part in a lively programme, working towards their
Super Badger Award.
Badgers can choose from fifteen subjects to
help complete their award, such as Adventure Badger, Badger First
Aider and Wild Badger.
At the weekly Badger Setts, Badgers take part
in activities to help complete each subject. Badger First Aiders
can learn how to put someone in the recovery position, Creative
Badgers can try out printing and designing, while Adventure Badgers
can learn how to use a compass.
Find out about Badger
Get a Badger certificate
A badge and certificate is awarded for each
completed subject. Badgers can keep their own record of what they
have achieved in their Badger Passport. Once Badgers have earned 12
badges, they receive the Super Badger Award.
All Badgers aged nine and over can become a Follow-me Badger.
This involves giving something back to the Badger Sett, by taking
on a responsibility to help run the Sett.
The final step for all Badgers is to help plan and take part in
their Moving-on Ceremony, before moving to Cadets.
The next step
To get involved, contact
our regional offices to find your nearest Badger Sett.
Too old to join Badgers? Why not join Cadets
St John Ambulance charges an annual subscription to
cover the costs of supporting its young people. These include,
among other things, leader training, equipment, certificates and
badges. Financial assistance is also available. For more
information, check our information for