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Cadets - Bishop's College School

Bishop's College School Cadet Corps - Lennoxville, Quebec

Affiliated April 22, 1936

bishops1BCS Cadet Corps #2, the oldest continuous service corps in Canada, was formed in 1861 as the Volunteer Rifle Company. Today, we are proud of our reputation, and of the major role the Corps plays in the lives of students, school and community.

The program, compulsory for all students, is organized and run almost entirely by senior cadets. Instruction is given in skills such as first aid, outdoor education and service-type activities.

During the year cadets carry out and organize a number of service-orientated activities. They include participation in the School Bands, our literary magazine Inscape, the Round Square and Outreach programs, the environmental Green Group, Adventure Training, Community Services and the Yearbook.

Bishop's College School is proud of the affiliation its Cadet Corps has with the Black Watch Regiment of Montreal. In early May each year, we send two platoons and our Colour Party to march with the Regiment in their Church Parade . Following that, on the May long weekend, the Corps holds its Annual Review where many parents and friends visit the campus. Frequently, the Reviewing Officer is the CO of the Black Watch.

The BCS Cadet Corps is a tradition that continues to thrive. However, it is not mere tradition that keeps the program alive, but the lessons learned: lessons of discipline, of support, of teamwork; lessons too of respect: respect for the 65 former Cadets who fell in the First World War, and for the 60 who fell in the Second - respect of the school of yesterday, and respect for the school today. In May of each year, the Corps holds its Annual Review Parade where many parents and friends visit the campus and watch the students give a colourful and lively show.

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