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St John Ambulance Cadets & Badgers


'Being a St John Ambulance Cadet has made me more confident and taught me that, no matter what, if I put my mind to something I can achieve it. It has allowed me to become a young woman who is ready to try anything and who wants to succeed.' - Shannon Dean

Young people aged 10-17 can join one of our Cadet units, which operate throughout England. These are a great way for teens and young people to take part in volunteer work and learn valuable life skills.

As a Cadet, you'll take part in a full and interactive programme, working towards your Grand Prior Award and volunteering at events.

Ferndown Cadets meet every Tuesday (Excluding school holidays)

You can:

  • learn first aid skills
  • volunteer within your community by providing first aid cover at public events, such as football matches and music festivals
  • learn leadership and public speaking skills by teaching first aid to other young people
  • spend time on weekend residential camps packed with activities, and have the opportunity to compete in international first aid competitions.


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!


Badgers: 6:00 - 7:15

Cadets: 7:00 - 8:30

At: Longham church

Contact Details

Contact Name: Penny Gliddon or Paula Penny - Cadet and Badger Leaders


Ringwood Rd
BH22 9AW

Mobile: 07900 017951

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