Darin McGrew, CSB 876, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto (CA)
I first encountered CSB more than 30 years ago, when I was invited to serve as an Assistant Ranger in PBC’s Stockade program. Over the years, I’ve served as a Stockade Ranger, a Battalion Captain, a Stockade Ranger again, and now a Battalion Captain again.
Our church no longer has a Stockade or Tree Climbers program. We do have an AWANA program, but we haven’t seen any results from attempts to recruit the older AWANA boys into Battalion. We also haven’t seen any results from attempts to recruit boys from the Middle School Ministry for the past few years. This could be our Battalion’s last year.
My wife and I are planning to move to Knoxville (TN) soon. I’m hoping to teach at a private Christian school back there. I look forward to seeing what else God has in store for us. I didn’t find any CSB churches in the area, although I did find some Trail Life USA churches.