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St John Ambulance Cadets is a youth section of St John Ambulance for members aged between 10 and 17 that was founded in 1922, in order to train young people in first aid, social actions, wellbeing, communication and other essential skills. It has grown to be one of the biggest youth organisations in the United Kingdom, with over 20,000 members. Members take part in a very wide variety of activities, including providing first aid at major and community events, attending camps, completing awards, participating in competitions, learning leadership and training skills and fundraising.


For younger children (ages 7-10), St John Badgers is an after-school club which operates 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! 


Find out more about St John’s two youth programmes here:


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