MEMBERSHIP AWARD
Emergency Care Skills
Our OrganisationThen
Our OrganisationNow
What to Wear and
When
Cadet Life
The Future for You
Our
OrganisationThen
YOU HAVE A HISTORY….
Have a quick think about your life:
– Things you have done
– People you have met
– Things you have achieved
…. AND SO DOES ST JOHN
St John has over 900 years of history
So just imagine all the interesting and
exciting things that make up its history
All this makes St John a unique
organisation and one that you should be
proud to be part of
1099
The Blessed Gerard founded the
Order of St John, a religious group
who cared for the sick and injured
Pilgrims in Jerusalem.
The Hospitaller Brothers did most
of the nursing and caring for the
injured while the Hospitaller
Sisters spent most of the time in
prayer.
The Hospital grew to over 2000
beds and there was still shortages
so the rather than turning Pilgrims
away the Hospitallers gave up their
beds and slept on the floor.
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The Hospitallers take on a military as Knights during the Crusades
(war between the Christians and Muslims for the Holy land)
1099
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1140
The Hospitallers come to Britain and the priory of Clerkenwell,
London is founded
1099
1120
1140
1291
All Christian forces, including the Hospitallers are driven from Palestine,
Jerusalum.
The Orders new headquarters are located in Cyprus
1099
1120
1140
During the Middle ages, the Order
of St John was very rich and
powerful. The Prior at the time,
Robert Hales, was also part of the
government as a Treasurer. The
Prior introduced poll tax which was
hated by the peasants leading to the
revolt.
The previous St John’s Gate was
burnt down in 1381 during the
Peasants Revolt. Also Robert Hales
head was cut off
The newly rebuilt St John’s Gate in
London is reopened after being
burnt down in the Peasants Revolt in
1381.
1291
1504
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1530
The Hospitallers move their headquarters to Malta.
Brothers of the Order nursing
in the Hospital in Malta, while
doctors examine patients.
From the Verdala Statutes,
1588.
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1540
King Henry VIII dissolved the Order of St John in England, taking all
their land and property.
This was caused by a struggle between the King and the Pope about
who controlled religion
1099
1120
1140
1291
1504
1530
1540
1565
The Siege of Malta started
Roughly 500 Knights and the Maltese defended the island against the large
Turkish army of over 25000
1099
1120
1140
1291
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1530
1540
1565
1798
Napoleon drove the Hospitallers from
their headquarters in Malta
After this the headquarters
returned to Jerusalem, where they
originally started
1099
1120
1140
1291
1504
1530
1540
1565
1798
1877
St John Ambulance Association was founded
At the time many people worked in mines which were very dangerous places
due to underground explosions, floods and collapsed tunnels. This lead to
thousands of deaths and injuries every year.
St John Ambulance was the first organisation to train workers in first aid
so they could help each other quickly after accidents
Illustration of a stretcher being
used in a mining accident, 1893
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1798
1877
1887
St John Ambulance Brigade was formed
This is when St John started to have the main role that we are familiar
with today, by providing first aid cover
1.130th Field Ambulance 28th (Welsh)
division, Welsh Army Corps, who served in
World War One
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1877
1887
1922
St John Cadets were formed
Since then cadets have done everything from winning the George
Cross for bravery and cooking the worlds biggest sausage.
Rochdale cadets in 1923,
just after cadets were
formed
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1887
1922
1987
Badgers were formed.
Badgers are aged between 5-10.
They have a programme that covers absolutely everything, so
they learn a wide range of skills that are not just first aid.
Badgers work towards the SUPER BADGER AWARD
St John History
• What were the early
• Who disbanded the
members of the Order
Order in England?
known as?
• Where did the Order
go when it left
Palestine?
• Whose head was cut
off during the
Peasants Revolt and
why?
• When was the St John
Association formed?
• What important part
of St John Ambulance
started in 1922?
THE MEANING OF THE CROSS
•The cross is white is
represent purity
•The four arms of the cross
represent the four Christian
virtues
•The eight points of the
cross represent the eight
beatitudes that come from
practising the virtues
•The lions and unicorns were
added to the cross in 1888,
to show the British Order of
St John had become a Royal
order of the Chivalry
THE VITRUES
CAREFULLNESS
PRUDENCE
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JUSTICE
WILL
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THE BEATITTUDES
PURITY
HUMILITY
RIGHTEOUSNESS
MEEKNESS
COMFORTING
PEACEMAKING
SUFFERANCE
MERCY
Eight pointed cross
Draw the St John Cross
Label the eight beatitudes and the four
Christian virtues
What was added to the St John Cross after
Queen Victoria granted the Order its Royal
Charter?
Our
OrganisationNow
The St John family
BADGERS
ADULTS
CADETS
FELLOWSHIP
• Badgers
• Cadets
• Adults
• Fellowship
DIVISIONS
COUNTIES
•Blaenau Gwent
•Bridgend
•Caerphilly
•Cardiff
•Carmarthenshire
•Ceredigion
•Conwy
•Denbighshire
•Flintshire
•Gwynedd
•Isle of Anglesey
•Merthyr Tydfil
•Monmouthshire
•Neath Port Talbot
•Newport
•Pembrokeshire
•Powys
•Rhondda Cynon Taff
•Swansea
•Torfaen
•Vale of Glamorgan
•Wrexham
• North Wales
Region
• Mid Wales
Region
• West Wales
Region
• South Wales
Region
• South East
Wales Region
• South West
Wales Region
REGIONS
PRIORY
OF
WALES
The St John family
What division are you part of?
Which county are you in?
Which region does your county form part
of?
What other counties are in your region?
The Code of Chivalry
To serve God
To be loyal to the queen and my officers
To observe the mottos of the order which are -:
“Pro Fide” for the faith.
“Pro Utilitate Hominum” for the service of mankind.
To be through in work and play
To help the suffering and needy
To be kind to all animals
To be cheerful and prompt in all I do
To be truthful and just in all things
To serve God
The word ‘God’ means many different
things to people all over the world. To
some it represents a spirit, to others a
person and to others a way of life.
St John welcomes people of all beliefs as
members- it’s a non-sectarian
Organisation. This means the work of
the Order of St John is carried out
without any distinction of race, position
or belief.
The Cadet Code of Chivalry
To serve ________
To be loyal to the Queen and to my officers
To observe the mottos of the Order which are:
____________ for the faith
‘Pro Utilitate Hominum’ ______________
To be through in work and ___________
To help the _______________ and the needy
To be kind to all ________
To be cheerful and prompt __________
And to be ___________ and just in all things
Cadet Life
Grand Prior Scheme
There are over 80 subjects
to choose from, in 8 different
sections
+4 subjects
+4 subjects
GRAND
PRIOR
AWARD
+8 subjects
+8 subjects
GOLD
AWARD
SILVER
AWARD
BRONZE
AWARD
MEMBERSHIP
AWARD
Takes at least 3 years to get
the Grand Prior Award
The Grand Prior Award is
nationally recognised
Lifestyle
Personal
Achievement
Service
Accident Prevention
Animal Welfare
Crime Prevention
Design for Daily Living
Drug Education
Fire Prevention Homelessness
Infectious Diseases
Environment
Legal Eagle
Medical Conditions
With Respect
Communication with Deaf and Blind
Media
Social Organiser
Clerical Ability Communication and
Listening Skills
Family History
IT Communications
Radio communications
Crafts
DIY
Hobbies
Entertainment)
IT Design
Music
Explore St. John
Links to LINKS
On Duty
Drill
St. John Worldwide
St. John Service
Staffing A Course
Skills
Our
Organisation
Creative
Communication
Community
Grand Prior Subjects
Camping
Cookery and Food Hygiene
Explorations/Expeditions
Faith
Finance
General Knowledge
Going Away
Home Skills Lifesaving
Nutrition
Personal Safety
Self Image and Relationship
Sports Activities
Walking
Working Life
Assistant Leader - Camp/Residential
Assistant Leader - Walking
Cadet Trainer
Competitions
Personal Achievement
Community Service
First Aid
Getting Involved Outstanding
Achievement
Care for Others
Care on Duty
AED
Ambulance Awareness
Child Development
Leadership
Life Skills
Moving and Handling Casualties
Moving and Handling People
Moving and Handling Principles
Care for Children
First Aid Courses
You will cover basic first aid as part of this
course
Emergency Aid for Cadets
10+
Young Lifesaver
11+
Young Lifesaver Plus
11+
First Aid at Work
16+
Cadet Structure
Cadet
Corporal
Cadet
Cadet
Sergeant
Lead
Cadet
Regional Structure
Regional Commissioner
Deputy Commissioner
Assistant
Commissioner(s)
Youth
Officer
Assistant
Youth
Officers
Transport
Officer
Nursing
Officer
Surgeon
Assistant
Surgeon
Child
Protection
Officer
Training
Officer
Assistant
Training
Officer
Secretary
Treasurer
On Duty
St John often attends public events to
provide first aid cover, in case anybody
hurts themselves or becomes ill
What events do you think we cover?
On duty
• You may have the chance to put your first
aid skills to use by treating patients
(supervised by an adult)
• However be prepared that you may not do
much first aid, it may a perfect time to do
some homework or read a book as its not
nice wishing people to hurt themselves!
• You do not have to do anything that you do
not feel comfortable with
– It is not always a cadets job to make tea all day!
• If you are worried or upset about anything
on duty speak to the duty officer or any
adult
On duty
Remember you are representing St John
when you are wearing your uniform so
try to behave and be polite to people
BUT
Most of all enjoy yourself!
Special service shield
Duty book to record hours
Public duties
Care activities
Fundraising
Training
Other activities( presentation
evening, guard of honour etc)
Service shield awarded for 50
duty hours
(It sounds lots but can be easier than you
think)
Silver star represents 100 hours
Gold star represents 500 hours
Drill
• We still use drill from out military past
• Encourages team work and discipline
• Way to move quickly and orderly from one
place to another
• Smart for ceremonial occasions
• It can be fun, don’t think of it as a
punishment
Saluting
In past times, the right hand was raised
to show there were no weapons in the
persons hand and that they were
friendly
In modern times, it is commonly used as a
mark of respect especially to officers
Cadet Life
What first aid courses can you do?
What different groups could make up a division?
What rank is above cadet corporal?
Who is your regional youth officer?
Give four points to remember when you go on duty
How many hours does it take to get your first
service award?
• If a cadet had two gold stars and two silver stars
on there service shield how many duty hours
would they have done?
• What is the origin of saluting?
• Who is your regional commissioner?
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What to Wear
and When
Why do we wear a uniform?
• To make us easily recognisable
• To make us look smart
• To help us stand out from the crowd on
duty
• To give us a professional image
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A-7
B-2
3-D
E-1
H-9 I-11 J-6
F-8
C-5
5-C
4-K
K-4
G-10
D-3
6-J
7-A
8-F
9-H
10-G
11-I
Badges other people may have
900th anniversary of the Order of St
John
(only issued to members in 1999)
90th anniversary of the Priory of Wales
(only issued to members in 2008)
Cadet rank slides
Remember the
dragons always
face forward
Cadet leader
Cadet
Cadet
corporal
Cadet
sergeant
Other epaulettes
NURSE
DOCTOR
Jewellery
You may love your jewellery, but what would you feel like
if you lost it on duty?
What about if your necklace were accidentally grabbed
by a casualty?
Or your ear rings got caught on things?
What if your rings tore your protective gloves getting
you covered in blood?
The best way is to leave your jewellery at home
However, you are allowed to wear:
A watch
A wedding ring (hopefully none of you have these!!)
Jewellery for medical reasons (such as MediAlert bracelets)
Remember this is for
your own safety
Additional uniform
Although our uniform is quite distinctive, we
some times need to be more recognisable to
the general public on duty to identify us as
first aiders.
This could be when we are on duty outdoors or
in crowded places.
We normally do this by wear high visibility
clothing.
You should have a reflective badge on the front
and back saying
Adults some times wear different badges to
show their skills
St John Uniform
• Why do we wear a uniform?
• How would you recognise a doctor in St John
uniform?
• Where on your jumper does the membership
award badge go?
• How would you recognise a cadet sergeant?
• Where might you need to wear a high visibility
jacket?
The Future for
You
What else can I do…..??
• Duke Of Edinburgh
Award
• First Aid
Competitions
• Quiz
• Sports
• Camping activities
• Cadet of the Year
• Train on Courses
(when qualified)
• Amalfi Challenge
Other courses you can do
Introduces the basics needed to deliver a
skills session to a group
Builds on Cadet trainer 1 so that you are
able to deliver a complete session
CADET
LEADERSHIP
1
CADET
LEADERSHIP
2
Introduces many leadership skills that may
be needed to become a NCO in the future
Builds on cadet Leadership 1 and could
lead to promotion to lead cadet.
Can be worked towards from the age of
16
This is a three staged award
Each stage you set four personal
challenges to word towards based on
the four arms of the cross:
When you have completed 12 challenges,
you receive the AMALFI AWARD
The future for you
• At what age can you do cadet leader 1 course?
• How many stages are there to the Amalfi
challenge?
• What colour is the badge for the first stage of
the Amalfi challenge?
• What other opportunities are available to you
as a St John Cadet?
Any questions?
We hope you have learnt lots
And
Enjoy your time as a St John Cadet
Kindly produced by Richard Baxter
Edited By Kim Tysom & Andrea Evans