Every cadet is required to participate in at least one co-curricular activity during the school year. BCP has a wide variety of choices for involvement, many of which can lead to awards and active leadership positions. In addition to sports and service opportunities, there are many clubs and organizations currently available at BCP.
Robotics Team (Faculty moderator: Paul Lathrop)
The robotics team participates in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the premier technology program for high school students in the nation. The team has six weeks to design and build a robot to play a very specific game (that changes every year) while randomly allied with other teams. They meet once a week after school in the fall. In Jan. and Feb. they meet in the evenings with experienced mentors from area businesses. They attend up to three local and remote competitions in March and April. Visit the Robotics page HERE.
World Affairs Club (Faculty moderator: Ms. Julian)
The purpose of our club is to provide a forum for discussion about current world issues and events. Each month we discuss a different topic. Club officers research and prepare readings or a handout to guide discussion. Occasionally, we have guest speakers and attend seminars hosted by the World Affairs Council of Richmond. Some of our past topics include: Afghanistan, Somali pirates, climate change, India and Pakistan, Kenya, immigration and Cuba.
Altar Boy Society (Moderators: Fr. Adrian Harmening, Mr. Doran)
Art Club (Faculty moderator: Mrs. Scolaro)
This club is open to all students interested in the visual arts. Activities include projects to beautify the school, community advocacy for the arts, the annual art exhibition and contest, and meetings to create independent projects with fellow artists.
Battle of the Brains (Faculty moderator: Mrs. Miller)
The Quiz Bowl Team is comprised of strong students with a competitive edge. We work within a club structure to create a high performing team of students who test their knowledge against other schools' teams in the area, most notably on the locally produced "Battle of the Brains" television show. Students gain confidence from the experience by preparing for competitions and competing under pressure.
CELA Society (Faculty moderator: Mrs. Rock)
The CELA Society stands for Cadets Exploring Literary/Visual Arts. This club is for young men who enjoy supporting and exploring the arts. Some of our activities include field trips to various museums and local drama productions, sponsoring a literary writing contest, holding a talent show and sponsoring the visiting author program. Interested students should see the librarian for further details.
Chess Club (TBA)
This club is intended for cadets who enjoy chess, who are interested in learning how to play, or who simply enjoy the challenges of intellectually rigorous activity. Meetings focus on the rudiments of the game, strategy, and various tactical conventions that are used. Opportunities are provided for occasional competitions in the local area.
Racquetball Club (Faculty moderator: Mr. Hutchins)
This club is for any Cadets interested in racquetball, learning how to play, or just looking for friendly competition. The club fosters friendly play and a welcoming atmosphere for all involved. The Racquetball club plays at the Midlothian Athletic Club in Richmond, about 15 minutes from the school. Cadets are able to receive a significant membership discount at the club.
Foreign Language Club (TBA)
This club offers opportunities to learn about the culture, customs, and foods of various foreign countries. Possible activities include restaurant visits, food tasting, a Christmas party, guest speakers, panel discussions, foreign culture workshops and foreign films.
Raider Team (Faculty moderator: 1SG Plumley)
The Raider Team competition provides JROTC cadets with 5 mentally and physically challenging events, which will ultimately build confidence, teamwork, and esprit de corps. While teamwork is key to success, cadets will have several opportunities to excel as individuals.
Forensics/Debate Team (TBA)
This team allows students to explore the world of Public Speaking. Students will enhance their ability to articulate ideas verbally, in a public and competitive format. Opportunities for competitions are held on the local, state and national levels.
Honor Platoon (Moderator: SFC Rosier)
The Honor Platoon is a precision drill team. It performs both standard and exhibition drill and ceremonies and participates in drill meets both locally and regionally. Practice is normally conducted from 7:15AM until 7:40 AM Monday through Friday and during other military periods under the supervision of one of the Army Instructors. Occasionally, practice is conducted on Saturday mornings.
Key Club (Faculty moderator: Mr. Gibrall)
Our chapter is part of a worldwide organization. The club emphasizes community service and good citizenship.
Rifle Team (Moderator: MSG Fells)
The rifle team fires match grade air rifles in match competition held both locally and regionally. Practice is normally conducted between 7:15 AM and 7:40 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the months of October through April.