McGrew's Miscellanea

This is a collection of information about various interests of mine, especially

I hope others find it helpful.

– Darin McGrew

CSB's Shape N Race Derby

Shape N Race Derby, Pinewood Derby, Kub Kar Rally—whatever you call it, a derby is a lot of fun, and it's a great opportunity for learning and for making memories.

My Shape N Race Derby page contains information for derby participants and organizers alike, whether they're involved with CSB's Shape N Race Derby, CSB's Shape N Sail Derby, or any similar event (e.g., the Boy Scouts' Pinewood Derby or Pioneer Clubs' Sailboat Race). Highlights include photos of unusual derby cars, both design tips and speed tips, track plans, and derby resources.

CSB's Camporal

Small teams of youth compete against each other in an assortment of events that test their teamwork and outdoor skills. At the end of the day, awards are presented based on each team's overall performance.

My Camporal page contains information intended primarily for Camporal organizers, whether they're involved with CSB's Camporal or any similar event (e.g., the Boy Scouts' Camporee). Also, my Camporal Events page may be useful to anyone looking for challenging team activities.

An Advent Celebration

Advent is a celebration of Christ's advent—that is, of Christ's coming into the world. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas, and culminates with the celebration of Christmas itself. I have also included an abbreviated Advent celebration that I use when I introduce others to Advent.

Our King's Court

Our King's Court was the "madrigals" vocal ensemble of Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto. We sang period and period-style music, often in costume.

Rewarding Good Behavior

Here are some ideas for rewarding good behavior in a club-type youth program.

My Gardening Page

My gardening style and philosophy, plus reviews of recommended gardening literature.

My Hit Counter Rant

Yes, my own contribution to the already vast assortment of pontification regarding what the web should and should not be.

Recommended Web Sites

Web sites with interesting/useful content.

About the Author

A brief autobiography.

Site Info

Information about this site and its construction, including a site map, a change history, and a colophon.