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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.

St John Ambulance Badgers



Badger programme

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.



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 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, check our information for parents.

Get involved with our youth programmes

The Badger uniform

Dress to impress


Badger subjects

Badgers can earn badges for each subject

badger badge

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