Our Team

Denis
Group Exec Member
Emilie
Group Exec Member

Emilie is a busy mum of 2 and works Full time as a University Disability Advisor. Emilie joined the 1st Datchet Scout Executive Committee Group shortly after her 2 Daughters joined Sea Scouts and Cubs in 2014.

The Scout Leaders gave Emilie immense admiration for their dedication and enriching her children’s lives in so many ways, that she too enjoys regularly supporting the group with various activities and fundraising events.

Emilie’s eldest daughter gained so much confidence throughout the years and developed amazing new skills from the many exciting activities provided during her time with Sea Scouts that she is now a dedicated young leader and is keen to pass on and help to develop the skills she has learned to younger members of the group.

Emilie’s youngest daughter, as a Cub, even had the amazing opportunity of meeting Bear Grylls at the Queen Scout Parade!

Hannah
Assistant Scout Leader & Temporary Treasurer

Hannah joined 1st Datchet in 2011. As well as being a leader with the group she is also a Guide Leader in Wokingham.

Her favourite part of Scouts and Guides is camping, especially attending our international camps, in 2011 to Belgium and 2015 to Germany.

Hannah works as a Teacher and in her spare time enjoys swimming, kayaking and spending time with friends. She’s also a keen traveller and loves visiting new countries.

Jenny
Group Secretary

Jenny is a Retired Senior Audiologist for East Berkshire NHS. She joined 1st Datchet in 1972 and has held various roles at the Group including being Cub Scout Leader, an Assistant Scout Leader and Venture Scout Leader. Jenny’s most recent role is that of Group Secretary.

As well as supporting the Group Jenny is also a key part of the Windsor and Eton District team, having previously been ADC Venture Scouts and also serving ten years as District Commissioner. Jenny is currently the District Secretary and District Appointments Secretary.

Marrisa
Group Exec Member

Marrisa became part of 1st Datchet Scout Executive Committee Group in 2018 as a parent rep. Her daughter joined the Sea Scouts in 2014 after having attended a local Brownies group.

Throughout the years Marrisa has helped & supported the group at many fundraising events. She loves the way Scouting supports all individuals to develop important life skills.

Marrisa has enjoyed watching her daughter grow in confidence & experience new adventures and develop key skills which she has been able to use outside of Scouts. Her daughter was chosen to represent the county of Berkshire & the UK at the 24th World Scout Jamboree 2019 in North America.

Martin
Group Scout Leader & Water Activities Coordinator

Martin has been associated with 1st Datchet for over 40 years, since joining Cubs in 1973.

Whilst a Sea Scout he was an A.P.L. and P.L. and took part in local, national and international camps. Also participating in the National Sea Scout Regattas at Longridge winning trophies for the Group.

As a adult Martin has held a number of roles including Cub Leader, Scout Leader and District Scout Leader. He’s currently our Group Scout Leader with the Group as well as District Water Activities Advisor.

Martin co-ordinates the Groups water activities. He is a qualified BCU level 2 coach (kayak/canoe), holds RYA powerboat level 2 and is a Scout Association pulling instructor and British Rowing Coach.

Sean
Group Chairman

Simon
Assistant Scout Leader
Steve
Scout Leader & Group Administrator

Steve joined 1st Datchet in 2012 and is one of the Groups Assistant Scout Leaders, as well as being the Group Administrator. During the day he works as an IT Project Manager.

He was a Beaver, Cub and Scout with another Group before leaving Scouting for a number of years. After developing an interest in Kayaking he joined 1st Datchet as an adult, initially to assist with boating activities. He enjoyed his time with the Group and soon took up his current role as an Assistant Leader. Over the years he’s learnt the skills required to provide a number of different water activities including Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, Rowing & Power boating.

Steve firmly believes that adults can get as much out of Scouting as young people and that nothing beats watching Scouts try a new experience for the first time, or concurring a fear.

Wendy
Assistant Group Scout Leader

Wendy has been associated with the Group on and off since the early 1970’s when her parents were Cub and Scout Leaders. At this time she was a Brown and then a Guide gaining her Queens Guide Award. Girls were not allowed in Cubs and Scouts at this time but as soon as she was able to she joined Venture Scouts which did accept girls. Wendy achieved her Queens Scout Award which was and still is the highest award a Young Person can achieve.

On leaving Venture Scouts in 1983, Wendy took up an Adult appointment and started our Beaver Colony. This was the first one to start in Berkshire. After 8 years she moved onto other roles within Windsor and Eton as a scout leader, the Explorer Scout Administrator and more recently supporting Adult volunteers with their Training.

Both her children have been members of the Group over the years. Wendy says that she missed the camping and working with a section which is why she has been keen to support the scout group again. Most recently Wendy worked as a volunteer for 2 and a half weeks at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia with 8,000 other Adults and 35,000 scouts attending.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls