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Welcome to Badgers


Anyone aged 7-10 years old can join a Badger Sett - after school clubs which operate throughout England. At Badgers it's all about fun, adventure and learning first aid.

Activities for children

Badgers take part in fun activities for different subjects, earning badges and certificates for each one.

Badgers can:

  • • Learn first aid
  • • Learn how to be active citizens
  • • Do arts and crafts
  • • Take part in team games
  • • Develop leadership skills, and much more!

Are you interested in joining Badgers? Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit today.




Badger programme

What do Badgers do?

Badgers usually meet once a week for around 1 hour 30 minutes. They take part in a lively programme of different activities, working towards their Super Badger Award.

Badgers can choose from a range of 13 different subjects to help complete their award, such as Caring Badger, Badger First Aider and ECO Badger.



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 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, read our information for parents.


Get involved with our youth programmes

The Badger uniform

Dress to impress

Badger activities

Badgers can earn badges for each subject

Badger activities

Find out more

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Get involved with St John Ambulance youth activities

Information for parents

All you need to know

Information for schools

Resources and lesson plans

Too old for Badgers?

Aged between 10 and 17? Become a St John Ambulance Cadet