Myself & B-Pack Howlers @ DIBC 2016

This past weekend I finally made it to DIBC! I received many “Holy cow, it’s about time you made it!” comments throughout the weekend.. Reconnecting with dozens of Scouting friends, and making more are always a huge part of adventures like this; It’s one of the things I enjoy so much!

The 6 howlers that came from B-Pack this year were all looking forward to this weekend. Some had cautious anxiety of their first big camp, their first time hanging with the troop for a weekend and everything else, but they conquered it! The troop accepted them, and they accepted the troop. By Saturday morning they were one, and jumped right in on ideas and decisions for which events they wanted to participate in. So happy they all had such a great time! So many firsts for the youth, so many events they didn’t have time to do or decided not to this time. Easy to see why EVERY Scout wants to go back to DIBC year after year, and the numbers keep growing.

Huge thanks to all the Scouters who dedicated so much time to making this camp as amazing as it is! Very well done!

Here’s a few shots I managed to get in over the course of the weekend.. or feel free to jump directly to Facebook for a peek.

Had a great day today!

It started with a late night last night; Chris & I watched the first Terminator movie (1984), before we retired around 3am.

This morning we all slept in a bit before getting going.. Mission for the day… #roadtrip! Head to Niagara Falls to visit my parents, check out their new home and return Laker.. 🙁


We were a bit shocked when checking out Google maps that the 407 was going to save us almost a half hour! Lots of slow downs today! Understatement! Anyway no rush.. So no way we’re paying the 407 tolls.

Interestingly enough, to reroute around the slowdowns and save about 15 mins on the trip Google took us on a sight seeing tour! I’ve taken Guelph line before but only once or twice all the way to the QEW. The first time part of the trip, for me, was by-passing the Burlington Skyway! What a nice drive along the shoreline…

Once we arrived in the historic Chippewa section of Niagara Falls it was easy to find their new place.. What a great location! 10 mins off the QEW, a few streets away from the river and creek with fishing, swimming and boating available. Awesome!

Had a really good visit, helped with some unpacking, an awesome dinner and we hit the road home.

The saddest part is, we’re really gonna miss the little guy.. Having Laker with us this past two weeks had really made us all want to have a dog in the family even more so.

Got a busy couple of days ahead, then we’re of off I vacation! Woohoo! 🙌

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