Anyone aged 6-10 can join a Badger Sett, these groups operate at St Martin, Communicare, and HQ Midvale Road. They usually meet once a week in term time 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.
These subjects are taught in a fun and easy to understand way, they include the following topics:
- healthy eating and food preparation
- sports, healthy lifestyle and team games
First Aid Badger basic first aid skills
As well as the Super Badger Award, other events and activities that a Badger can be involved in are:
- Craft Days
- Swimming Galas
- First Aid Competitions
- Badger Camps
- Flag Days
When a Badger reaches the age of 9 they may become involved in the Follow Me Badger Scheme; this gives the Badger extra responsibility in the Sett and aims to help them help younger members of the Sett as well as preparing for moving up to Cadets.
- 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!
Badgers can keep a record of their achievements in their Badger passport before moving on to Cadets
Badgers attending sett meetings wear:
- a St John Ambulance polo shirt
- a St John Ambulance sweatshirt
- black trousers with black or white socks
- black shoes.
Badgers wear their full uniform for parades, community events, competitions, and other formal activities.
Where can I get the uniform?
Please speak with your unit leader who will be able to advise you on how you can get your uniform.
If you are concerned about the cost of uniform, please speak to your unit leader as we may be able to offer financial assistance where needed. To learn more about this, please read our information for parents and carers.