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Jack’s story was used to inspire young people to emulate his sense of duty and courage.  A Jack Cornwell Day was held in September 1916 for schoolchildren to reflect on his achievements.  In Scouting it was felt that an award to honour the highest achieving Scouts should be created in his memory.  A recipient should not only have reached the highest standards in his Scouting career but also have performed an act of bravery which saved a life or have undergone suffering in a heroic manner.  The design of the badge was a bronze C (for Cornwell and courage) encapsulating the Scout emblem.  The scheme was launched in September 1916 and by November the first Scout to receive the award had been identified.

The first Cornwell Badge

On to: The Cornwell Scout

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