02:30AM, Wednesday 18 June 2014
Scout leader David Shaw has been made an MBE for services to scouting and the community.
Mr Shaw, 50, of Clarence Road, has lived in Windsor since 1997. As well as being a well-known scout leader and fundraiser for the organisation he is also a former president of Windsor and Eton Rotary Club.
As a scout leader in Windsor he set up a new Young Leaders Group to complete Duke of Edinburgh Awards and oversaw a major improvement to scout headquarters worth £40,000.
In his role with the Rotary Club he helped organise volunteers to take part in the polio eradication campaign in India. He also worked with the Calcutta Rotary Club to build a special school for disabled children.
He helped set up a Youth Ambassadors Scheme with The Windsor Boys' School and Windsor Girls' School. This led to the Queen inviting eight pupils from Windsor Boys and Windsor Girls Schools to organise events at the castle for other schools.
He is chairman of the management board for Windsor Parish Church and a veteran chorister.
Mr Shaw is married to Catherine - a European HR director. The couple have two children Rebecca, 20 and Abigail, 22.
He said: "I'm overjoyed and quite shocked. My wife's incredibly proud but it is totally unexpected.
"Once a scout always a scout I suppose. I owe a lot to the man who was my scoutmaster when I was a boy - he was my inspiration."
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