Debbie Oakes – Group Secretary:
As many of you know I am the other half of Piglits Pre-school! Rosie (Masters) and I have now been ‘playing’ with children from our local communities for some 14+years. We have been associated with the 7th since 2004 , with me having been on the Executive for the same length of time. However, my association with 7th actually goes back much further than this. When it was first decided to have a Beaver Colony here, back in the mid 80’s I was a regular assistant, albeit I resisted the call to join Linda and Barbara in Uniform.
As the young people in my own family unit have joined various organisations, I have been involved in chaperoning at Theatre/public events; making props/costumes and generally having fun as part of the various team efforts. Combined with Piglits, home and study it has been difficult to add any more activities to my list. However, as some of these other ‘hobbies’ are now diminishing I have enjoyed getting more involved in 7thgroup events, such as the project Paul (Masters) co-ordinated with the Crawley Borough Council ‘Lets Face It’ campaign and hopefully even a night in a tent at this years Cub Camp in July!