Scout Gallantry Medals

There are three medals for bravery and one award for facing adversity.

Bronze Cross Medal

The highest ranking medal, the Bronze Cross is awarded for special heroism or bravery in the face of extraordinary risk.

Frank Davis was the posthumous (after his death) recipient of one, his parents later being presented with the medal.

The Bronze Cross cloth badge worn on the recipient’s uniform.
Bronze Cross Medal

Silver Cross Medal

Awarded for gallantry in circumstances of considerable risk, the Silver Cross is the second highest Scout medal for bravery.

In World War Two, the Scout groups 24th and 6th Bermondsey and Rotherhithe were collectively awarded Silver Crosses for their work.

Silver Cross medal cloth badge
The Silver Cross cloth badge worn on the recipient’s uniform.

Gilt Cross Medal

The third ranking medal for bravery, the Gilt Cross Medal is awarded for gallantry in circumstances of moderate risk.

Scout Gilt Cross medal
The Gilt Cross cloth badge worn on the recipient’s uniform.

Cornwell Award

Awarded for pre-eminently high character, devotion to duty along with great courage and endurance. The award is named after Jack Cornwell.

The Cornwell Award