Thousands of Boy Scouts show off their skills in Glendale

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Kids of all ages showed up to the University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday to show off their scouting accomplishments.

“You can do things that normally you really wouldn't do,” said William Edwards, who is 11 years old and loves being in the Boy Scouts. “I plan on being as scout until I age out at 18, and I've only been a scout for a year and I already have had a lot of fun.”

William joined more than 10,000 other Boy Scouts from across the Valley for Scout O’ Rama. The scouts, along with their leaders, were learning what the other troops are doing.

“Scouting in the state of Arizona is stronger than ever," said Barry Pacely with Scout O’ Rama. "Our traditional troops are doing well in communities. It's a legacy, so we have dads, grandparents ... they like to see their sons, grandsons being in scouting. They encourage it."

Scout O’ Rama also gave parents an opportunity to learn about the Boy Scouts and what they do, what they stand for and what it all costs.

You can find out more about the Boy Scouts by going to www.scouting.org.