Our Young Life-Savers
Order of Malta Cadets is a dynamic Youth Programme within the Ambulance Corps which provides first aid training and activities for young people in their communities. Our Cadets are aged between 10 and 16 years and are linked to our Units throughout the country.
Our cadets are actively involved in the community helping the elderly and disabled both locally and internationally. They also attend first aid “duties” with members of the senior units at events such as GAA matches, fun days, athletics and other sporting activities.
We run annual competitions at both a Regional and National level which run in conjunction with our National Cadet Weekend. This brings cadets from all around the country together for a weekend of fun.
Order of Malta Cadets is a recognised National Youth organisation and a member of the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Our principle aim is to provide young people with challenge and personal development opportunities. Cadets are trained in basic life saving skills – First Aid, CPR, assisting with activities of daily living, as well as radio operator and ambulance equipment awareness.
Our Cadet Achievement Programme, in which a cadet undertakes a number of challenges under various headings such as life skills, community, safety and communications ensures they focus on a wide range of activities. When a Cadet has completed tasks from 10 of the sections they are eligible for a Director’s Award, which is the highest award a cadet can receive.