MCJROTC EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Raider Team is a physical fitness team that competes against other schools in activities ranging from 5k Runs to Tire Flips, to Gauntlets in 10 man teams. There are three teams, in which 12 people will be rostered: a Male, a Female, and a Co-Ed team compete. Practice begins in July and runs through November.
A Marine Corps JROTC unit’s Color Guard is often a very active representative of the unit at pubic events. Whether it’s presenting the American Flag at high school basketball or football games, National Honor Society events, or school board meetings, the MCJROTC Color Guard stands ready to serve its host school. In the community, MCJROTC Color Guards perform at parades, ceremonies, and sporting events. Several Color Guard units have performed at professional sporting events, including Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Major League Soccer (MLS).
Marksmanship is an integral part of the MCJROTC curriculum. With an emphasis on safety, the MCJROTC Marksmanship curriculum allows cadets to develop pride and a sense of accomplishment as they become more proficient with their marksmanship skills. Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting is the most popular and fastest growing form of shooting sports competition for youth of high school age or younger.
Rifle Team is a precision shooting team that competes in Area 6 and State Competitions. There is both a Junior Varsity and Varsity team, with the regular season starting in late October and running through February. Area and State competitions will begin in March and conclude in April.
Rifle team members develop coordination, self-control, mental discipline, and time management skills and must demonstrate strict adherence to safety rules. It also allows cadets to develop personal pride and a sense of accomplishment as they become more proficient with their rifle skills. Beginners start on the Challenger .177 air rifle and as they gain experience, will earn the privilege of shooting our more advanced precision rifles. The rifle team adheres to the National Three-Position Air Rifle Shooting rules and standards. Cadets fire at targets from a distance of 10 meters in three different positions, prone, standing, and kneeling. Sporter and precision air rifle classes may also be combined into one “open” class. Three-Position Air Rifle provides young competitors with competitive shooting sports opportunities that can be offered on a wide variety of easily accessible or easily constructed ranges, with equipment that is commonly available at affordable costs.
The rifle team offers many valuable benefits to cadets who participate. The Georgia High School Association recognizes competitive rifle as a varsity sport. Cadets can compete in Regional and State competitions and many other Postal competitions from all over the country. Rifle shooting is an NCAA collegiate championship sport and scholarship opportunities for high school students are available to cadets who wish to pursue competitive shooting at the next level.
Marine Corps JROTC Units are afforded the opportunity to participate in marksmanship competitions sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).
JLAB is the JROTC Academic Bowl's competition team. There are two teams, with four competitors and two alternates. The teams prepare for three tests in the spring, with two local tests and the top teams selected from each region will travel to Washington DC for the final championship competition. The tests consist of ACT/SAT questions, JROTC knowledge, and current events.
Over the years, Marine Corps JROTC Cadets have volunteered countless hours of community service to their surrounding communities. Cadets have volunteered their time to assist food banks, remove litter in the community, visit the elderly and the sick, and in a multitude of other capacities. MCJROTC Cadets conduct community service as a part of their MCJROTC education while contributing to their own development as citizens of this democratic society. Marine Corps JROTC cadets support many volunteer and non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, the March of Dimes, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army.