Meet the team

Jaco Mare (DC)

Jaco Mare (DC)

District Commissioner
Jaco joined the Thames Ridge District team in 2018 as DDC – Adult Support and stepped into the role of DC in 2019. Before this Jaco was GSL for a Group in Didcot and was instrumental in the expansion of this group to offer scouting to more of the young people in Didcot. Jaco became involved in scouting when his children joined their local scout group and have been involved ever since. The whole Mare family is now involved in scouting.  Jaco is originally from South Africa and can usually be found next to the fire or behind the “braai” (BBQ).
James Keeping – (DDC)

James Keeping – (DDC)

Deputy District Commissioner

James joined the Thames Ridge District team in early 2020 as the District Youth Commissioner in September he stepped into the role of Deputy District Commissioner to better support Scouting across the District. James became involved in Scouting when he joined Beavers in Bristol some years ago. He has made his way up through all the sections and became a Young Leader 6 years ago and has worked with all the sections. He holds a position of ESL in Sutton Courtney alongside his role. In his spare time, James works with Young People to get them outdoors and challenge themselves.

Becki Brewis (DDC – Programme)

Becki Brewis (DDC – Programme)

Deputy District Commissioner - Programme
Katie Bloomfield (DESC)

Katie Bloomfield (DESC)

District Explorer Scout Commissioner
Stuart Howes (DSNC)

Stuart Howes (DSNC)

District Scout Network Commissioner
Tim Clark

Tim Clark

District Chair

Tim joined the Thames Ridge District team in 2016. Tim became involved in scouting when his children joined 1st Longworth initially as an occasional helper and since 2009 on the Executive team. Tim has previously been Chair of Governors at John Blandy VC Primary School and is currently a committee member for the Faringdon Academy of Schools Audit and Resources committee. In the little time that is left Tim is an armchair sports fan!

Pat Earl

Pat Earl

District Treasurer
Eileen Bracken

Eileen Bracken

District Secretary
Tim Scane (LTM)

Tim Scane (LTM)

Local Training Manager
Paul Shipman

Paul Shipman

District Beaver Leader - Events
Deanna Platt

Deanna Platt

District Beaver Leader - Programme
Vacant (DDC – Growth & Development)

Vacant (DDC – Growth & Development)

Deputy District Commissioner - Growth & Development
Vacant (DDC – Adult Support)

Vacant (DDC – Adult Support)

Deputy District Commissioner - Adult Support
Vacant (DDC – Training)

Vacant (DDC – Training)

Deputy District Commissioner - Adult Support (Training)
Vacant (DDC – Communication & Branding)

Vacant (DDC – Communication & Branding)

Deputy District Commissioner - Communication and branding
Vacant (DDC- Events)

Vacant (DDC- Events)

Deputy District Commissioner - Events
Vacant (ADC – Beavers)

Vacant (ADC – Beavers)

Assistant Deputy Commissioner - Beaver
Vacant (ADC – Cubs)

Vacant (ADC – Cubs)

Assistant Deputy Commissioner - Cubs
Vacant (ADC – Scouts)

Vacant (ADC – Scouts)

Assistant Deputy Commissioner - Scouts
Vacant (ADC – Explorers)

Vacant (ADC – Explorers)

Assistant Deputy Commissioner - Explorers
Vacant (ADC – Network)

Vacant (ADC – Network)

Assistant Deputy Commissioner - Network