St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets

Anyone aged between 11 and 15 years of age can join one of our Cadet Groups

St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets provide the opportunity for young people to develop their first aid techniques and learn vital life skills!

Cadet Activites

  • First aid theory and practical
  • Competition work, Cadet Award scheme
  • Cadet Challenge
  • Attend Youth Conference
  • Take part in the Youth Challenge

Our Cadets aim to:

  • Encourage young people to participate in activities that develop their life skills e.g. the Cadet Award Scheme, Duke of Edinburgh Award, etc.

  • Provide the opportunity for young people to belong to a national Scottish youth organisation

  • Provide a safe and happy environment where young people may participate in activities such as the Youth Challenge, Cadet of the Year competition and various other first aid related activities

  • The Cadet programme also gives youngsters an insight into working within an adult organisation, as there are opportunities to attend events as helpers and observers

FAQ Information for Parents

Is there a charge for joining?

St Andrews’ First Aid Youth Section is free to join and is a great way of offering young people a wide variety of fun, challenging and exciting activities that help them to learn life-saving first aid skills.

How does my child join?

If you would like your child to become a youth member of St Andrew’s First Aid please click here to register your interest.

We will send you an application form and provide the meeting address and times of the nearest youth section to you along with the contact details of the Youth Leader.

Do St Andrew’s Youth have a uniform?

Our youth volunteers will be provided with a uniform free of charge. The uniform consists of a polo shirt, sweatshirt and baseball cap.

Keeping our young people safe

St Andrew’s First Aid takes child protection extremely seriously and we are committed to ensuring that we provide a safe environment for all of our young people, volunteers and staff.

We always ensure that every volunteer and member of staff that works with or supervises young people in our organisation completes a disclosure check and joins the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). We also make certain that references are taken up, which means that we comply fully with Scottish regulations.

All members who work with children must follow the procedures laid out in our Child Protection Policy. The organisation will take appropriate action against anyone not following these policies.

St Andrew’s First Aid regularly reviews and updates the Child Protection Policy and guidance to ensure our information is up to date. We also ensure our volunteers and staff complete the child protection awareness course and we run workshops each year around Scotland.

If you are interested in joining the Cadets click the button below to complete our enquiry form.

Become a Cadet!