Re: Two wrongs don't make a right, But-
Jerry Gray (Jerryegray@AOL.COM)
Fri, 9 Feb 1996 07:25:51 -0500
Here in Connecticut, the Mashantuckett Pequot Indians have a casino -
Foxwoods. It makes the tribe well of $2 billion a year. They have the usual
casino stuff, plus Vegas-type shows, boxing, cineplex (family area with
movies, amusements and such), hotels, food and, of course - the start of it
all - their BINGO hall.
The tribe bought up one of the oldest BSA resident camps in the area -
Lake-of-Isles for $9 million. The camp was in dire need of repar, and the
tribe was afraid some developer would buy it. They want to keep the area as
natural as possible. The camp is directly across CT Rt. 2 from the casino.
The tribe also contributes many millions of dollars to the State based on
slot machine profits and also contributes to the Connecticut Rivers Council,
BSA, and is very active in the community. I personally have never been to
the casino, just not a gambler I guess. But from the advertisements I've seen
and second hand reports, it is very tasteful and not degrading to their
Cub Roundtable Commissioner, Cub Training Chairman
Nutmeg District - Connecticut Rivers Council
and a good ol' Bear, too!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City