Awards & Recognition
At the Scouts we have Awards to recognise the amazing work our volunteers do, there are different Good Service Awards to celebrate volunteers throughout their time in Scouting.
Good Service Awards
To be awarded a Good Service Award the nominee must meet the following criteria which applies to all awards:
The Good Service Awards are open to any adult who holds an adult appointment as a member or associate member of the Scouts.
They must have completed the correct length of service for the award.
They must have completed any mandatory training relevant to their role (or be within three years of appointment of the role/s).
They must hold a valid disclosure (if required).
They must not have received a Good Service award in the last 5 years.
They must hold the correct previous award (if relevant).
Awards for Gallantry
Awards for Meritorious Conduct
The Cornwell Scout Badge
The Cornwell Scout Badge is awarded in respect of pre-eminently high character and devotion to duty, together with great courage and endurance.
It is restricted to Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network Members. Both the bronze badge and the cloth emblem of the same design may be worn.
John 'Jack' Travers Cornwell, a Scout in the St. Mary’s Mission Group, Manor Park, London, entered the Royal Navy in 1915. It was wartime and training was brief, but Jack, helped by his days in Scouting, was able to adapt quickly.
On 31 May 1916 while serving in HMS Chester, Jack was struck by a shell splinter. Grievously wounded, he stayed at his post awaiting orders until he was relieved at the end of the battle. On reaching port, Jack was transferred to a hospital in Grimsby and three days later he died a national hero.
For gallantry he was given both the Victoria Cross and the highest Scouting award, the Bronze Cross. To commemorate the courage shown by Jack, The Scout Association created ‘The Cornwell Scout Badge’ in his memory.