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PART X.

DECORATIONS AND AWARDS.

DECORATIONS AUTHORISED.

358.      No badge, cord, chevron, or other decoration may be worn on Scout uniform, except:--

(1)        Those described elsewhere in POR.

(2)        Ribbons of the following: King's medals, war medals, decorations and orders, except when attending an Armistice Day Memorial Service, when such medals may be worn.

(3)        Ribbons of decorations conferred by foreign Governments; decorations conferred by foreign Scout associations.

(4)        The St. John and St Andrew's Ambulance badges (senior course); the badges (junior and senior) of the British Red Cross Society and of the Royal Life Saving Society; and the badge of the Coast Life Saving Corps.  Worn on the right arm in the centre amongst the special proficiency badges.

(5)        The Life Saving medals or the Order of St John, of the Order of St Andrew, and of the Royal Humane Society.  Worn on the right breast above the line of the pocket.

(6)        The brassards of the St. John Ambulance Association, and of the Coast Life Saving Corps.  Worn on the left arm whilst serving either body respectively.

(7)        Any badge issued under the authority of a Secretary of State for work on munitions, service as a special constable or otherwise.  Worn where authorised by the Secretary of State.

(8)        The membership badge of the Scouts' Friendly Society.  Worn on the right breast above the line of the pocketr.

(9)        Badges of recognised Temperance Socieities.  Worn on the right breast above the line of the pocket.

Description and background

359.      (i)        Service stars are of one type only in metal or cloth, but after the first year,   figures from 2 upwards to indicate the number of years' service.

(ii)         They are made with yellow, green, or red cloth background to indicate Cub, Scout, or Rover service, respectively.

(iii)        They are worn with khaki or blue background by Scouters and persons holding Non-executive or Honorary rank.

360.      Service stars are worn on the left breast pocket immediately above the pocket, or with jerseys, in a similar position.

Scouts

361.      A Scout wears one star only to indicate his length of service in that Section of the Group in which he is still serving.  It will have a background of the appropriate colour and will require to be changed on the completion of each year's service so as to show the correct figure.

Previous service as a Cub

362.      A Scout who has previously been a Cub will continue to wear a star with yellow background and appropriate figure showing his total service as a Cub, in addition to the star with green background showing his Scout service.

Previous service as Scout or Cub

363.      Similarly, a Rover will continue to wear a star with yellow background showing any Cub service and a star with green background showing any Scout service in addition to the star with red background showing his Rover service.

Scouters, etc.

364.      (i)         The wearing of a Service star by a Scouter, a person holding Non-executive or Honorary rank, or an Old Scout is optional.

(ii)         If such a person desires to wear a Service star, he must wear one star only showing his whole period of service, both as a Scouter, or other such rank, and as Scout.  This star will be worn with a background of khaki or blue as preferred, and will require to be changed each year to show the appropriate figure.

(iii)        A special form of Service star without background may be worn for 25 years service.

Method of reckoning

365.      (i)         Service of more than one kind, performed at the same time, may only be counted for one star or background.

(ii)         Service is reckoned, in the case of Scouts, from the date of investiture; in the case of Scouters, from the commencement of the probationary period; and other ranks from the date of appointment.

366.      Where a year's service is composed of different kinds of service, not performed at the same time, but for different periods, that service which is performed for the longest period shall be reckoned as a complete year's service for the purpose of Service stars.

367.      (i)         The reckoning of service for the purpose of Service stars and the application of the above rules are generally not affected by any transfer.

(ii)         Service with recognised foreign associations may be counted.

(iii)        Service with the Girl Guides Association may be counted.

WOOD BADGE

Conditions of Award

368.         (i)      The Wood Badge is awarded to Scouters and persons holding Non-executive or Honorary rank who complete satisfactorily the respective courses of training outlined in the pamphlet "The Training of Scouters," in which are contained the full particulars as to the conditions governing the issue of the badge.

(ii)         The Wood Badge remains the property of I.H.Q. and must be surrendered on demand.

Description

369.      (i)         The Wood Badge consists of facsimiles of two of the beads forming the necklace originally belonging to Chief Dinizulu which was captured by the Chief Scout during the Zulu War.

(ii)         The Wood Badge worn by D.C.Cs. and Ak.Ls. is similar but with the addition of two extra beads.

Method of wear

370.      The Wood Badge is worn in uniform on a leather bootlace round the neck.

THANKS BADGE

Description

371.      The Thanks Badge is composed of an Arrowhead set in a frame bearing the words "Thanks Badge."

Scope

372.      It is primarily intended for presentation to those who are not active Scouts or Scouters.

Conditions

373.      (i)         Subject to Rule 372, The Thanks Badge may be given by any Scout or Scouter, provided he first obtains the approval of the L.A. or D.C., to any person who does a Scout a good turn.

(ii)         If the person to whom the badge is to be presented is connected with the Movement in another L.A. , the approval of that L.A. or D.C. must also first be obtained.

Effect

374.      The holding of this badge does not confer membership of the Association.

Method of wear

375.      The Thanks Badge is intended for wear in ordinary clothes and must not be worn with uniform.

"CORNWELL SCOUT" BADGE

Basis of award

376.      (i)         The "Cornwell Scout" Badge is an exceptional award in respect of pre-eminently high character and devotion to duty, together with great courage, endurance or gallantry.

(ii)         A Certificate may be issued where the required standard for the badge is not attained.

Recommendation

377.      Recommendation may be submitted through the usual channels, but only exceptional cases should be put forward, and normally only Scouts over the age of 14, or Rovers who have, in addition, an outstanding record of service and efficiency will be considered.

Further particulars

378.      Further particulars may be obtained on application to I.H.Q.

Method of wear

379.      The badge is worn in uniform on the right breast above the line of the pocket.

AWARDS FOR GALLANTRY

380.      (i)         Awards for Gallantry are granted at the discretion of I.H.Q. to Scouts, Scouters, persons holding Non-executive and Honorary ranks, and Old Scouts, and also to Groups in cases of joint action, on the recommendation of the L.A., D.C., and C.C., application being made on Form H.

(ii)         In the case of an application for an award to a Commissioner, the recommendation will be made by the C.C. only.

(iii)        Applications must incorporate a full account of the occurrence, with the evidence of eyewitnesses, wherever possible.

(iv)        The application must not specify any grade of the award.

Grades

381.      The following awards are granted:--

(1)        Bronze Cross.  Red Ribbon

The highest possible award for gallantry, granted only for special heroism or extraordinary risk.

(2)        Silver Cross.  Blue Ribbon

(3)        Gilt Cross.  Blue and red vertical ribbon.

For gallantry with moderate risk.

(4)        Bar.  Bars to the above Crosses may be granted for additional acts of gallantry.

(5)        Certificate.  In cases which do not justify the award of a Cross or Bar.

(6)        Letter of Commendation.  In cases which do not justify the award  of a Certificate.

Method of wear

382.      Crosses are worn in uniform on the right breast above the line of the pocket, except where awarded to a Group jointly, in which case the Cross may be pinned to the Group flag.

Cloth emblems

383.      Cloth emblems, with design of the colour of the ribbon, are issued with Crosses for wear in uniform in the same position on occasions when it is not convenient to wear the Cross itself.

Certificates of award

384.      Certificates of Award are issued to accompany all Crosses and Bars.

AWARDS FOR MERITORIOUS ACTS.

Application and issue

385.      Awards for meritorious acts, not involving heroism or risk of life, are applied for, and are issued to the same classes of persons, and in the same manner, as laid down for Awards for Gallantry in Rule 380.

Grades

386.      One of the following awards may be granted according to the circumstances of the case:--

(1)        Medal of Merit.  Green Ribbon.

(2)        Bar to the Medal of Merit.  Green ribbon.

(3)        Certificate of Merit.

(4)        Letter of Commendation.

Method of wear

387.      The Medal of Merit is worn in uniform on the right breast above the line of the pocket, except where granted to a Group jointly, in which case, it may be pinned to the Group flag.

Cloth Emblem

388.      The cloth emblem with the design in green is issued with the Medal for wear in uniform in a similar position on occasions when it is not convenient to wear the medal itself.

Certificate of Award

389.      A Certificate of Award is issued to accompany the Medal of Merit.

AWARDS FOR GOOD SERVICES.

Application and issue

390.      (i)         Awards for especially good work for the Movement ae made to Scouters and persons holding Non-executive or Honorary rank at the discretion of I.H.Q., on the recommendation of the L.A. or its Chairman, the D.C. and C.C., application being made on Form I.

(ii)         In the case of an application for an award to a Commissioner, the recommendation will be made by the C.C. only.

(iii)        The application must contain a full statement of the work and must show, unless the case is an exceptional one, service of outstanding character in one of the categories mentioned in paragraph (i) for at least the period specified in Rule 391.

Grades

391.      One of the following awards may be granted according to the circumstances of the case:--

(1)        Medal of Merit.  Green ribbon.

At least seven year's service.

(2)        Bar.  A Bar to the Medal of Merit may be awarded for not less than five year's additional service of similar character.

(3)        Certificate of Merit

(4)        Letter of Commendation.

Method of wear, etc.

392.      The conditions relating to the Medal of Merit for Good Service in respect of:--

(1)        Method of wear,

(2)        Cloth Emblem,

(3)        Certificate of Award

Are the same as set out in Rules 387-389

SILVER ACORN AND SILVER WOLF

Conditions of grant

393.      (i)         The Silver Acorn is an award for specially distinguished services.

(ii)         The Silver Wolf is an award for services of the most exceptional character, normally of national or international importance.

(iii)        They are only granted at the discretion of the Chief Scout, but C.Cs. and Oversea Chief Scouts may submit recommendations to I.H.Q.

(iv)        A list is published in "The Scouter" in connection with St. George's Day each year.  Recommendations as above should be submitted so as to reach I.H.Q. not later than the end of February.

Method of wear

394.      (i)         The Silver Acorn is worn in uniform on a yellow ribbon on the right breast above the line of the pocket.

(ii)         The Silver Wolf is worn in uniform as an order round the neck on a green and yellow ribbon.

Cloth emblem

395.      Cloth emblems, with a design in yellow for the Silver Acorn and in green and yellow for the Silver Wolf, are issued for wear in uniform on the right breast above the line of the pocket on occasions when it is not convenient to wear the decoration itself.

 

 

   

 

 


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