Scout Award - The Cornwell Badge (Scout VC)

Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital

By Pauline Marples

Keith Skelton from Lincolnshire was a polio patient in Harlow Wood Hospital during the 1950's.

The photograph shows him in 1958, recieving the Cornwell Badge (sometimes referred to as the Scout VC), from Lord Rowallan, Chief Scout.

The Cornwell Badge was awarded to Keith for a high standard of character and devotion to duty under great suffering.

A reference to Keith and his award can also be found in  - http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/9877/220508--' 'Pages from the past.'

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This page was added on 25/11/2009.
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Roy Morley Scout Leader 1954-1964. On the the enlarged photo. I am sat left I remember lifting Keith Skelton onto the stage. About 100 Scouts, Cubs & Girl Guides lined the approach to the hospital on 10th July from Mans.Dist.Ass. My regular helper all the 10 years was Dorreen from Warsop my thanks to her.

By Roy Morley (Norfolk)
On 01/11/2010

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