Welcome to Badgers

St John Ambulance 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.

Badgers can:

  • 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.

Badger programme

St John Ambulance Badgers

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.

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 instead?

St John Ambulance charges and 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 parents.

Get involved

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Have fun, learn new skills and volunteer in your community with Badgers and Cadets.

Too old for Badgers?

Join St John Ambulance Cadets

Become a Youth Leader

Become a St John Ambulance Youth Leader

Have you got what it takes to inspire young people?

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