The 1st St. John's Cadet Company reopened in September, 1941.
Winifred Evelly and Genevieve Winter were appointed acting-Lieutenants and the rest of the students divided into eight patrols -- a total of 45 altogether.
On December 15th Lady Walwyn enrolled 24 recruits, complimenting the Cadets on their appearance and the Colour Party on their smartness.
The enrolment was followed by a party, each patrol contributing some item of entertainment. Tea was kindly served and provided by the ladies of the local Association. The proceedings ended with a jolly campfire.
Miss Evelly and Miss Winter gave invaluable help and both girls show a fine spirit. They will be of real value to any community. After examinations the Company met again and underwent some reorganization to give other Cadets an opportunity of leadership. Miss Emily Powell and Miss Joyce Adams were then appointed acting-Lieutenants.
The programme of work for the year was much the same as that of the previous two years, aiming to give those Cadets who were already 2nd Class Guides as much First Class work as possible to bring the rest to Second Class standard, so that they might be qualified to become Guiders when they leave the College and to give them all instruction on the principles of Guiding and Company Management, etc. Unfortunately it will not be possible to finish the 2nd Class Test this year, for inclement weather gave no opportunity for outdoor work and testing. This is very discouraging, as 22 Cadets were making valiant efforts to obtain their 2nd Class Badge before they left.
Instruction for the Child Nurse Badge was kindly given to all the Cadets by Miss Martin, Community Nurse.
Miss Gertrude Adams gave some assistance with signalling and both Miss Mary Adams and Miss Mary Andrews helped with some of the testing. I am most grateful to them as I am to those members of the College Staff who continue to give me their friendly support and co-operation.
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