Re: Adult and Youth Honours
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 14 Jun 1996 03:10:17 EDT
> Not knowing what the awards are for, doesn't give me a lot to go by, Mike.
> But I'll try to see what I can match up.
I'll provide a few more details-
> >Youth Only:
> >Jack Cornwall Decoration - for service there's not an BSA equal; for
> leadership, there
> USED to be the Youth
> Leadership in
> America Award. The
> award is no longer
> being presented.
FOR HIGH CHARACTER & COURAGE- THE JACK CORNWELL DECORATION
Historical note: John Travers Cornwell, at age sixteen, served as a
Boy (1st class) on board HMS "Chester" at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
Mortally Wounded early in the action, he remained at his post awaiting
orders until the end of the action, with the dead and dying around him.
Transferred to Grimsby Hospital, he died a few days later. He was
posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Jack had been a Scout in
To perpetuate his memory the Jack Cornwell Decoration (formerly the
"Cornwell Scout" Badge) was instituted.
(a) A nominee must be especially recommended for pre-eminently high
character, devotion to duty & specific acts of physical courage
or must have undergone great suffering in an heroic manner
> >Bar to the Gold Cross Honor Medal with Crossed Palms
> >The Gold Cross Honor Medal
> >Bar to the Silver Cross
> >The Silver Cross
A bar is given for an act that would, in itself, earn the medal;
however, as you look kind of dumb with, say, two gold crosses, they
would give you the Bar to the Gold Cross.
Thus Gold Cross probably -> Honor Medal w/Crossed Palms
(gallantry with special heroism and extraordinary risk)
Silver Cross -> Honor Medal (gallantry, with considerable risk)
> >Bar to the Bronze Cross
> >The Bronze Cross Heroism Medal
Gallantry, with moderate risk
> >A Certificate for Gallantry Council Certificate of Heroism*
For gallantry, with slight risk & worthy of recorded commendation
> >Meritorious Conduct:
> >Bar to the Medal for Meritorious Conduct
> >The Medal for Meritorious Conduct Merit Medal
For especially meritorious conduct not involving heroism or risk of
life. (Say, for instance, a Cub uses mouth-to-mouth and saves a life)
> >A Certificate for Meritorious Conduct Council Certificate of Merit*
mer. conduct worthy of recorded comm. but which does not justify
a medal or a bar.
I'm not sure if we're talking about the same award of merit here: this
isn't 'good service' merit, this is 'saving life' merit.
Silver Wolf: most exceptional character to Scouting, normally of natl
Silver Acorn: especially distinguished service
Medal of Merit: especially good service
Silver Maple Leaf: service to Scouting > 25 years on exec staff.
Awarded upon retirement.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City