South West Region are pleased to announce that Trevor Oakes will take up the role of District Commissioner for Dumfriesshire. We wish Trevor well in his new role and look forward to him becoming more involved in both Dumfriesshire and the Region. Trevor has written a short bio below to introduce himself.
I am Trevor Oakes, a 47 year old cardiac nurse, working at The cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
I have strong connections with the Scout Association, through my own youth participation from the age of 8 to 18. This was down in South Down District in West Sussex between 2 Scout groups – 1st and 7th Burgess Hill. I achieved my Chief Scout award. My most memorable experience was being part of one of the first Scout trips to the USSR in July/August 1991 – returning just before Boris Yeltsin took power. I have interests in amateur photography and family history in my sparetime.
I have recently become reinvolved with Scouts through my children Emily and Elliot, who have attended Annan Scouts and Lagnholm explorers. I supported Unit 92 to the world Scout Jamboree, which my daughter was a member of. More recently Craig invited me to join the District executive as a co-opted member, also my wife has recently taken up the position of Beaver leader within Dumfries.
I am looking forward to taking up the position of Dumfriesshire District commissioner and facing the challenge of getting everyone back to face2face scouting in the near future. We have a great deal of work to do in the near future to get Scouting back to the level it was before the pandemic.