Cornwell Scout Badge

Cornwell Scout BadgePOR Rule 11.2, The Cornwell Scout Badge

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 & Scout Network Members.


Jack Cornwell was a Boy Gunner at the World War One Battle of Jutland in 1916. Despite being mortally wounded, he stayed at his post on board the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Chester. For his conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the UK highest award for bravery in the presence of the enemy.

Jack Cornwell’s name was subsequently used as the name of this award. For the whole story of Jack, watch the short video below from the UK Ministry of Defence.