Sheffield Scout Archives




Heward Coupe

(Cornwell Certificate)

The Cornwell Scout Certificate was introduced around 1936 to be awarded to an individual who did not quite meet the requirements for the Cornwell Badge.  Later, there was a small cloth badge that was to be worn on uniform. The last one was issued around 1971.

The current (2018) requirements for the Cornwell Badge are:
"The Cornwell Scout Badge is an exceptional award in respect of pre eminently high character and devotion to duty, together with great courage and endurance, and is granted only to Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network Members who have an outstanding record of service and efficiency."

cornwell cert badge

In 1942, Heward Coupe, a Scout with 173rd Sheffield (St James’ Mission) Group was awarded The Cornwell Certificate, one of the highest bravery awards of the Boy Scout Association.
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