There are three medals for bravery and one awarded for facing personal adversity.
Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, introduced awards for heroism in 1908.
Bronze Cross Medal
The highest ranking medal, the Bronze Cross is awarded for special heroism or bravery in the face of extraordinary risk.
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.
Gilt Cross Medal
The third ranking medal for bravery, the Gilt Cross Medal is awarded for gallantry in circumstances of moderate risk.
Awarded for pre-eminently high character, devotion to duty along with great courage and endurance. The award is named after Jack Cornwell who was killed at the Battle of Jutland in 1915.
- Cloth “Figure of Eight” and Cornwell badge images drawn by Bryan Jones of 16th Bermondsey
- Medal images from “The Awards of the Scout Association”, retrieved 9th July 2016