We have an annual celebration day to recognise young people achieving the top awards in their section.
Once you have completed your top award your leader will nominate you, and you will then receive an invite to attend our annual Awards Day to celebrate your achievements. Invites are sent out in March, so keep an eye out!
Awards Day 2024 will take place at Youlbury Scout Adventure on the 11th May 2024.
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 the 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.
The Jack Hill Trophy of Courage
Jack Hill was an Oxfordshire Scout, Leader and Commissioner in Oxfordshire. Unfortunately, he lived his whole life suffering with a severe heart condition. Jack was determined to develop and enjoy his life, his family and friends and trying to live up to his Scout Promise.
After he passed, his family donated a memorial trophy to be awarded annually to a member aged between 6-24 who has shown the courage to remain positively active in scouting whilst suffering from physical, emotional or social difficulties.
The award is for anyone who has shown the quality of courage in the face of difficulty physically or mentally during the last year, individuals do not have to of achieved high levels of badge work but for those who have truly enjoyed Scouting, through their attendance, willingness to help and their interaction with their fellow members.