4Have a quick think about your life: YOU HAVE A HISTORY….Have a quick think about your life:Things you have donePeople you have metThings you have achieved
5…. AND SO DOES ST JOHNSt 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
61099The 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.
710991120The Hospitallers take on a military as Knights during the Crusades (war between the Christians and Muslims for the Holy land)
8109911201140The Hospitallers come to Britain and the priory of Clerkenwell, London is founded
9The Orders new headquarters are located in Cyprus 1099112011401291All Christian forces, including the Hospitallers are driven from Palestine, Jerusalum.The Orders new headquarters are located in Cyprus
1010991120114012911504During 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 offThe newly rebuilt St John’s Gate in London is reopened after being burnt down in the Peasants Revolt in 1381.
111530 The Hospitallers move their headquarters to Malta. 109911201140129115041530The 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.
121099112011401291150415301540King 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
131565 The Siege of Malta started 10991120114012911504153015401565The Siege of Malta startedRoughly 500 Knights and the Maltese defended the island against the large Turkish army of over 25000
141798 Napoleon drove the Hospitallers from their headquarters in Malta 109911201140129115041530154015651798Napoleon drove the Hospitallers from their headquarters in MaltaAfter this the headquarters returned to Jerusalem, where they originally started
151877 St John Ambulance Association was founded 1099112011401291150415301540156517981877St John Ambulance Association was foundedAt 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 accidentsIllustration of a stretcher being used in a mining accident, 1893
161887 St John Ambulance Brigade was formed 10991120114012911504153015401565179818771887St John Ambulance Brigade was formedThis is when St John started to have the main role that we are familiar with today, by providing first aid cover130th Field Ambulance 28th (Welsh) division, Welsh Army Corps, who served in World War One
171922 St John Cadets were formed 109911201140129115041530154015651798187718871922St John Cadets were formedSince 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
181987 Badgers were formed. Badgers are aged between 5-10. 1099112011401291150415301540156517981877188719221987Badgers 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
19St John History What were the early members of the Order known as? Where did the Order go when it left Palestine?Whose head was cut off during the Peasants Revolt and why?Who disbanded the Order in England?When was the St John Association formed?What important part of St John Ambulance started in 1922?
20THE MEANING OF THE CROSS The cross is white is represent purityThe four arms of the cross represent the four Christian virtuesThe eight points of the cross represent the eight beatitudes that come from practising the virtuesThe 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
26PRIORY OF WALES Blaenau Gwent Bridgend Caerphilly Cardiff DIVISIONSBadgersCadetsAdultsFellowshipCOUNTIESBlaenau GwentBridgendCaerphillyCardiffCarmarthenshireCeredigionConwyDenbighshireFlintshireGwyneddIsle of AngleseyMerthyr TydfilMonmouthshireNeath Port TalbotNewportPembrokeshirePowysRhondda Cynon TaffSwanseaTorfaenVale of GlamorganWrexhamREGIONSNorth Wales RegionMid Wales RegionWest Wales RegionSouth Wales RegionSouth East Wales RegionSouth West Wales RegionPRIORY OF WALES
27The St John familyWhat 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?
28The Code of Chivalry To serve God To be loyal to the queen and my officersTo 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 playTo help the suffering and needyTo be kind to all animalsTo be cheerful and prompt in all I doTo be truthful and just in all things
29To serve GodThe 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.
30The Cadet Code of Chivalry To serve ________To be loyal to the Queen and to my officersTo 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 needyTo be kind to all ________To be cheerful and prompt __________And to be ___________ and just in all things
32Grand Prior Scheme +4 subjects There are over 80 subjects to choose from, in 8 differentsections+4 subjectsGRANDPRIORAWARD+8 subjects+8 subjectsGOLDAWARDSILVERAWARDTakes at least 3 years to getthe Grand Prior AwardBRONZEAWARDThe Grand Prior Award isnationally recognisedMEMBERSHIPAWARD
33Grand Prior SubjectsLifestyleCommunityCamping Cookery and Food Hygiene Explorations/Expeditions Faith FinanceGeneral Knowledge Going Away Home Skills Lifesaving Nutrition Personal Safety Self Image and Relationship Sports Activities Walking Working LifeAssistant Leader - Camp/Residential Assistant Leader - Walking Cadet TrainerCompetitions Personal AchievementCommunity Service First Aid Getting Involved Outstanding Achievement Care for OthersCare on DutyAED Ambulance Awareness Child Development Leadership Life SkillsMoving and Handling Casualties Moving and Handling People Moving and Handling Principles Care for ChildrenAccident Prevention Animal Welfare Crime Prevention Design for Daily Living Drug Education Fire Prevention Homelessness Infectious Diseases EnvironmentLegal Eagle Medical Conditions With RespectCommunication with Deaf and Blind Media Social Organiser Clerical Ability Communication and Listening SkillsFamily History IT Communications Radio communicationsCrafts DIY Hobbies Entertainment) IT Design MusicExplore St. John Links to LINKS On Duty DrillSt. John Worldwide St. John Service Staffing A CourseCommunicationPersonal AchievementServiceCreativeSkillsOur Organisation
34First Aid CoursesYou 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+
37On DutySt 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?
38On dutyYou 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 withIt 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
39Most of all enjoy yourself! On dutyRemember you are representing St John when you are wearing your uniform so try to behave and be polite to peopleBUTMost of all enjoy yourself!
40Special service shield Duty book to record hoursPublic dutiesCare activitiesFundraisingTrainingOther 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 hoursGold star represents 500 hours
41Drill We still use drill from out military past Encourages team work and disciplineWay to move quickly and orderly from one place to anotherSmart for ceremonial occasionsIt can be fun, don’t think of it as a punishment
42SalutingIn 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
43Cadet 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 dutyHow 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?
51JewelleryYou 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 homeHowever, you are allowed to wear:A watchA wedding ring (hopefully none of you have these!!)Jewellery for medical reasons (such as MediAlert bracelets)Remember this is for your own safety
52Additional uniformAlthough 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 sayingAdults some times wear different badges to show their skills
53St 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?
55What else can I do…..?? Duke Of Edinburgh Award First Aid Competitions QuizSportsCamping activitiesCadet of the YearTrain on Courses (when qualified)Amalfi ChallengeTrainer to expand and give information about all of the points above.**Ask a Unit Leader for help if you need it**
56Other courses you can do Introduces the basics needed to deliver a skills session to a groupAGE 13Builds on Cadet trainer 1 so that you are able to deliver a complete sessionAGE 13+CADETLEADERSHIP 1Introduces many leadership skills that may be needed to become a NCO in the futureAGE 13CADET LEADERSHIP 2Builds on cadet Leadership 1 and could lead to promotion to lead cadet.AGE 15
57Can 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
58The 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?