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The Longhorn Times December 5, 2014

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              Volume II Issue 20
December 5, 2014
Snowball Express Is in Dire Need of Your Help! Service is one of the cornerstones of Scouting. It is our duty and privilege to serve others. Seldom, though, do we sacrifice our lives doing so.  Those who serve our country in combat many times end up sacrificing their lives. That's what the Snowball Expressis about. The event includes an all-expense paid trip to DFW for deceased veteran's children to meet/socialize with other children that have lost a parent during combat since 9/11.  American Airlines charters them in from all four corners of U.S., and some from abroad.  There is an opening ceremony/party (Thursday, December 11th– 6pmish) at the FTW convention center that is a surprise for attendees.   The event is in dire need of ushers to assist families to their sea…

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas


The Nanny Report - November 2014

November 2014In this month's newsletter:Parents and online safety, harmful apps, internet safety tips, and much more. Enjoy! Internet Safety: The Biggest Mistake (Smart) Parents Make A little girl goes to a friend's home to play. Instead of playing with dolls, the two girls hide away in the closet and watch hard-core porn on the family's iPad. Is the fact that the iPad was not password-protected the biggest mistake parents make? Nope. Smart parents understand that the Internet is a dangerous place for kids. To protect their children's developing minds, they install filters on their computers and password protect mobile devices. They may even reach out to other parents to make sure they are doing the same. Read more >> via net nanny Harmful Apps to Be Aware Of You may be familiar with some of the more common apps that your children use, such as Facebook or Instagram. However, there are a lot of apps that you may not know about that you should be familiar with. Many of…

5 infamous internet Scams

The Internet can be a dangerous place if you are not careful and cautious online. Many people fall victim to cyber crime and fraud because of greed, ignorance, and carelessness. To make you aware, this article reveals five common online scams that you should watch out for. 
1. Nigerian 419 Scam You may receive an email that asks you to help a "rich" Nigerian family transfer a huge amount out of the nation. In return, you will be promised a generous percentage of the transaction. The email will ask you to pay "processing" fees first. Delete this type of email to be on the safe side. 
2.  Lottery Scam This scam also plays on people's greed. You will be informed that you have won a lottery even though you never entered one in the first place. The email will request your financial details that are sure to be used for identity theft or fraud. Rein in your greed, delete the email immediately, and do not contact the sender.
3. Phishing Emails "Phishing" is conside…

118 Webelo Pin College

Our Troop 118 is sponsoring a pin college for Webelos.  If any of the boys want to attend, have their parents complete the attached form.  We would love to have them there.


Webelos Welcome; Challenge & Open House

Webelos Welcome; Challenge & Open House
Monday Nov 3, 7-9pm
Free Survival bracelet to Weblos that complete challenge!
·Catapult Pumpkin Smash ·Scout made rope bridge - don't fall in the "alligator pit" below! ·Build a campfire - timed event! ·"What is wrong with this campsite?" ·Funnel Cakes /Cheaper than the Fair because their free Plus-Plus - Openings available, come join us. ·380 Dec 2&3 Holiday Lock-In preview / Fun, Food, Video Games, Dodge ball, Bowling, Laser Tag, ·Summer Camp 2015 Preview /Camp Alexander Colorado + Whitewater Rafting & Pikes Peak ·High Adventure 2015 Bahamas Preview ·Jan 17-19 2015 USS Lexington Live-Aboard + Mustang Island 380 weekend w/Webelos

Troop 118 activities for Webelos

October 27, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm we have our annual open house. 

December 6-7, 2014 at Camp Wisdom we have our annual Webelos Pin College.

Please pass this around to the boys and their parents.  We would love for them to come and participate in both events.



For more info please email -

This is a great event, if you have a Webelos you should consider checking it out. It is a great way to knock out some much needed pins. 


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Order of the Arrow

Arrowmen, This coming weekend we hold the fourth Ordeal weekend of the year at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.  We still have many Ordeal candidates who have not gone through their ordeal, so please encourage them to attend.  And don't forget: it's also a Brotherhood opportunity.  If you've been an Ordeal member for more than ten months, go out and complete your Brotherhood and seal your membership in the OA.  Go the Longhorn Council website to register and pay. The date for the Ordeal is September 19-21 at Sid Richardson.  Again, please encourage your troop's candidates to attend, urge your Ordeal members to do their Brotherhood, and please come out and join us also.  The final Ordeal weekend of the year is scheduled for December 5-7, 2014, at Camp Tahuaya. Scoutmasters & Leaders: please check with these new members, if they are in your troop, and ask if they have received this email.  If not, please send me their email address so that I can send OA info to them.  Thanks…