Explore > Jack Cornwell: A True Scout


On the 31 May 1916 the actions of an ordinary boy in extraordinary circumstances led to the development of Scouting’s Cornwell Badge.  This badge is still awarded by The Scout Association to honour those Scouts under 25 years of age who demonstrate a pre-eminently high character and devotion to duty, together with great courage and endurance.

The ordinary boy was John Travers Cornwell, known as Jack.  Using images from The Scout Association Heritage Collection this exhibition explores his story and the impact his bravery had on the Scouting Movement. 

Please note this exhibition is also available to download as a PDF.


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