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South Island Regional Youth Competitions

Oct 06 2018

2018 South Island Regional Youth Competitions

Living Springs enjoyed hosting St John Youth for their Regional Competitions 2018. It was a large group of over 200 young people plus leaders and support crews. Competitions are an excellent way for youth members to learn new skills or to improve their current skill set by practicing in realistic practical tests. These tests include: first aid, communication, caregivers, and drill.

There is also a theoretical component known as the written test, where competitors must demonstrate what they have learned by answering written questions.

Competition helps young people learn that it is not always the best or the brightest who are successful, but rather those that work hard and stick with it. Child development experts point out that a little healthy competition can be good for kids. Besides setting them up for wins and losses later in life—hey, they won't always land that big promotion—competitive activities help them develop important skills they'll use well into adulthood, like taking turns, developing empathy, and tenacity.

                                          Regional Youth Competitions 2018

Competition is healthy, while not all competitors will take home a trophy, competition instils the need to strive to be better and helps develop more ambitious young people. Competitions are also a fantastic learning tool for our leaders as part of our leader development programmes.

                  Regional Youth Competitions South Island 2018           

                                                                                                         


 

THE ST JOHN YOUTH PROGRAMME

St John Youth offers two unique but distinctive programmes. The penguin programme is for young people aged 6-8 years and the cadet programme for young people aged 8-18 years.

The Cadet Programme offers young people the Grand Priors Award scheme which is the flagship of our youth programme. As the principle syllabus for our cadets, it provides the framework for our leaders to run educational fun and exciting extra-mural programmes and activities.  St John offers our young people exciting opportunities through a varied programme that is tailored to individual needs; let’s face it, not every young person is the same! 

St John has existed in New Zealand since 1885 and is part of a global organisation known as the Order of St John, which is active in more than 40 countries. The Order of St John can trace its history back to a hospital set up in Jerusalem during the Crusades over a thousand years ago.

The Penguin Programme is intended to be educational, but also great fun, often involving games, activities and sports. Penguin Groups frequently organise trips, camps, excursions, picnics and also attend other St John events and competitions. When a penguin turns 8 years old they transition into the Cadet Programme.

Use the links below to find out more:

  • Click HERE to find out more about the Penguin Programme.
  • Click HERE to download a Youth Brochure.
  • Click HERE to download an enrolment form to take on your first night.

 

The Cadet Programme offers young people the Grand Priors Award scheme which is the flagship of our youth programme. As the principle syllabus for our cadets, it provides the framework for our leaders to run educational fun and exciting extra-mural programmes and activities.  St John offers our young people exciting opportunities through a varied programme that is tailored to individual needs; let’s face it, not every young person is the same! Upper Hutt

 Use the links below to find out more:

  • Click HERE to find out more about the Cadet Programme.
  • Click HERE to download a Youth Brochure.
  • Click HERE to download an enrolment form

 

Youth Leaders Our fun and outgoing Youth Leaders undertake professional development and are appointed based on a rigorous back ground check process. All leaders complete an annual police check process and are the best people for the roles they hold. Youth Leaders are an important part of the St John youth programme, they plan, run and organise the divisional nights and provide the necessary supervison.

Family and whanau are also very welcome to join our programmes as a leader. If you are interested in joining us as a youth leader in either of our programmes we want to hear from you.  

For more information please click HERE to be taken to our leadership information page or click HERE to signup now!

 

Editor| Richard.Hitchcock@stjohn.org.nz