A Cub Scout is...a gambler?

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I found this post on my local FreeCycle: "Wanted: Las Vegas Decorations I am looking for Las Vegas decorations for a Blue And Gold Cub Scout banquet. Will pick up asap Thank you"

I know the Boy Scout Law says "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent." I don't know which, if any, of those character qualities are embodied in the typical Las Vegas scene. Their motto is "Do your best" not "Take a chance!"

Do you think this is an appropriate theme for a children's banquet?
 

EweSheep

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Is there a BS jamboree going on? He might be looking for a decoration outfit for the jamboree in a specific location, not gambling. I know some of the gambling places they do have buffet reservations for parties like this. Most of the time, they do not go gambling particuarly if they are in Las Vegas.
 

Cindiloohoo

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What exactly are "Las Vegas decorations"....that could mean a lot of things
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From scantily clad waitresses wearing less than a napkin to slot machines or neon lights...I guess it depends on what they are really asking. I wouldn't think it appropriate, but...I guess it depends.
 

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I'm not involved in Scouting, but here is info from their website about a Blue & Gold Banquet: "Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. In nearly all packs, the blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. It's often the pack meeting for February.

The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their blue and gold banquet.

The banquet can be like a regular pack meeting, with songs, skits, stunts, and awards. Or it can be something different and a little more special. Your pack may decide to bring in an entertainer such as a magician or a storyteller. Or you could have a video or slide show of what the pack did over the past year.

A good banquet needs lots of planning. Most packs begin to plan at least two months ahead of time."

This request was found on a FreeCycle site in South Florida. I'm not trying to be mean or point fingers, I just found this to be puzzling. I really don't know what appeal Las Vegas would have to Cub Scout-aged boys.
 

EweSheep

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From what my parents told me, not all facilities are gambling. Some are side shows, daily shows, entertainments, etc. so Las Vegas is a "fun" town of all sorts of people with all sorts of interests.
 

mom'sfolly

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I think that would get you thrown out of our pack.

We tend to do a very low key Blue and Gold, but I over heard some parents talking about a Blue and Gold where they were renting fog machines, and some other stuff. I think its supposed to be about the kids, not what the parents think it should be.

Not appropriate for kids that aren't out of elementary school.
 

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