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TITLE
Ernest Findlay receiving the Cornwell Badge
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GM3_BOX2_039
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
DATE OF IMAGE
1971
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Grantown Museum
ASSET ID
22910
KEYWORDS
Ernest Findlay receiving the Cornwell Badge

This photograph of Ernest Findlay receiving the Cornwell Scout Badge from Lord Forbes was taken in late May/early June 1971.

Ernest suffered from muscular dystrophy but nevertheless was a Cub Scout, becoming a sixer, before he moved on into the Scout Troop at about age 11. He was presented with the Cornwell Scout Badge by Lord Forbes who was President of the Scottish Scout Association at the time.

The Cornwell Badge was named after Jack Cornwell, VC, an ex-London Scout who was on board HMS Chester at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. He stood by his gun, even though it had been knocked out by enemy fire and some of the gunners had been killed. He died a few days later from his wounds, aged just 16 years 6 months. Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, introduced the Cornwell Scout Badge for bravery by young people, and it is still awarded today. In 1972 Ernest was awarded his cycling proficiency badge for his tricycle, and the following year the Grantown Cubs held a sponsored swim to raise money towards a buggy for him.


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Ernest Findlay receiving the Cornwell Badge

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

1970s

Grantown Museum

Grantown Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph of Ernest Findlay receiving the Cornwell Scout Badge from Lord Forbes was taken in late May/early June 1971. <br /> <br /> Ernest suffered from muscular dystrophy but nevertheless was a Cub Scout, becoming a sixer, before he moved on into the Scout Troop at about age 11. He was presented with the Cornwell Scout Badge by Lord Forbes who was President of the Scottish Scout Association at the time. <br /> <br /> The Cornwell Badge was named after Jack Cornwell, VC, an ex-London Scout who was on board HMS Chester at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. He stood by his gun, even though it had been knocked out by enemy fire and some of the gunners had been killed. He died a few days later from his wounds, aged just 16 years 6 months. Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement, introduced the Cornwell Scout Badge for bravery by young people, and it is still awarded today. In 1972 Ernest was awarded his cycling proficiency badge for his tricycle, and the following year the Grantown Cubs held a sponsored swim to raise money towards a buggy for him. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: gosmuseum@btconnect.com">Grantown Museum</a>