02:30PM, Monday 08 December 2014
A scout leader from Windsor has said he has 'loved every minute' of his service to the group after receiving an MBE from The Queen.
David Shaw MBE, 50, of Clarence Road, received the honour from Her Majesty at Windsor Castle on Friday for services to scouting and the community.
The Clewer Scout and Guide group leader first learnt he would be receiving the honour in June.
The former president of The Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton said: "I was a little bit nervous and apprehensive but I was overjoyed and obviously very excited, I had a wonderful day."
"The Queen asked me what I had been up to and said I didn't have to come far, and she knew a bit about me and what I had done and we had a nice chat about what I will be getting up to in the future."
Mr Shaw, who helped set up a Youth Ambassadors Scheme with The Windsor Boys' School and Windsor Girls' School, attended the investiture with his wife Catherine, a HR director, and children Abigail, 22, and Rebecca, 20.
While describing the honour as the 'pinnacle' of more than 40 years hard work with the Scouts, Mr Shaw said there was nothing better than being at scout camp.
He said: "There is nothing like being at scout camp with the scouts, that's very special and that's why I joined the scouts, to help young people.
"The MBE is a different feeling and emotion but it's wonderful to be proposed and to be supported by local people.
He added: "I have in the scouts since I was 10-years-old and since then I have been to every meeting on a Friday night and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
"My scouts have been incredible and they're sharing this achievement as much as I am. They're very proud of me."
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