STOCKADE… Men Reaching Boys

Boys 8 to 11 (Grades 3 to 6)


Boys discover truths about God and His world in an exciting and fun-filled environment. Friendships are built with their peers and godly men.

Stockade is young boys having fun activities together
Stockade boys having fun activities together
Stockade is a program for boys Grades 3 through 6

Stockade (ages 8-11) is all about boys discovering the truths of God in a caring environment. Age-appropriate discipleship resources offer a format made for building boys for Christ.


Christian Service Brigade | Canada provides the Stockade program to help men of church engage in the mentoring and development of boys. Stockade provides age-targeted discipleship materials and leadership resources for action-based group meetings.

Structured to fit the life of an active boy, Stockade uses group meetings providing boys with action-packed games and interactive shoulder-to-shoulder learning on interesting topics and biblical and contemporary stories. An achievement model of discipleship is used. Men of the church help  mentor boys, providing personal attention to help focus on each boy’s unique needs and to influence him in his formative years.

Stockade helps boys apply their faith to the world in which they live today. Boys begin to understand that God has created them for a unique purpose. They grow in their appreciation and love for God, for themselves, as well as how to relate well with others.


Typical Stockade Meeting:

6:50 Post Check-in      20 minutes
7:10 “Build the Stockade”        5 minutes
7:15 Games and Contests      25 minutes
7:40 Post Meeting      20 minutes
8:10 Stockade Honours        5 minutes
8:15 Story Circle      15 minutes
8:30 Dismissal/Leaders’ Huddle      10 minutes

Stockade is SMALL and LARGE Groups

Stockade brings men and boys together with their peers in groups ranging from small to large. Boys enjoy time with their peers while being mentored and led by men of the church…men who model what it means to be a godly man. Boys learn over time to become the men that God means for them to be.

Stockade is about groups of boys having fun together while learning to be all God wants them to be
Stockade boys learning using Outpost Adventures

Stockade uses an exciting Achievement Model of engaging Stockade Modules

Stockade provides age-appropriate materials that provide an Achievement model of development and discipleship. Stockade Modules, with Outpost Adventures booklets for the boys, and Leader’s Guides for the men, offer a variety of topics and interests to the group. Each Module incorporates fun and engaging learning activities. Biblical principles are inter-woven throughout each one. As the boy complete a Module, he gains a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Patches for each Module are awarded and can be sewn on to the boy’s Stockade uniforms (optionally provided and used). 

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Stockade Builds upon the Tree Climber Experience

Stockade builds on the good spiritual habits the boy experienced in Tree Climbers. I Stockade, the boys learns to apply his faith to the world in which he lives. Patterned after Jesus’s experience found in Luke 2:52, this leads the boy to increasing spiritual maturity.

Teaching Tree Climbers and Tadpoles

Battalion is the Next Step

The Stockade boy moves on to Battalion where he continues on the road to maturity. There, the Seven Points of Valour guide his journey in becoming a godly man.

“The men of the church will have to get deeply involved in order for boys to become men through watching and emulating them.”

Rick Bundschuh - Pastor, Author and veteran Youth Worker

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