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.

In need of eye glasses

So, a couple months ago I found out I need eyeglasses. Only for distance and my vision isn’t to the point I require them for driving yet, but I need them.

Where I notice it most is trying to read the guide on the television or road signs from a distance. Being the last Boyd (besides Aaron) to require glasses had been a source of pride for many years. I guess I’ll just have to settle for being the one that held out the longest. 🙂

Now the big dilemma, and the reason it’s been two months and I’m still glass-less… I can’t decide!

Seems the ones I like the kids (mostly Sara) address like “ew!”. Those of you with older teens understand that as an aging parent there comes a time we must listen to the fashion advice of our progeny or risk being forever shunned and relegated to the dark corners of their lives not to be seen in public with them again.

So today I posted the photo below of me wearing three different styles. I’m curious which style everyone else thinks looks good on me.

Please, chime in in the comments area, or feel free to reply to my post on Twitter (@boydrw) or on FaceBook (

I’m looking forward to seeing you better, soon!

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