OC Boy Scouts of America ask people to rappel 17 stories for a fundraiser

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The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America are challenging Orange County residents to rappel 200-feet down the side of the Irvine Marriott Hotel for charity. (KABC)

The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America are challenging Orange County residents to rappel 200-feet down the side of the Irvine Marriott Hotel for charity.

Each person who participates in the Over the Edge challenge raises $1,000 that will help fund the scouting outreach program.

"All the money goes back in for the program to serve the young people here in Orange County through the scouting outreach programs," said Devon Dougherty with the Boy Scout Council.

The Boy Scouts said the programs reach 24,000 young men and women and thousands more through its camps.

Don Webb, 76, geared up to take the 17-story plunge down the side of the hotel with his two sons, Don III and Cameron. Another resident, Benjamin Tourtelot, also rappelled down the hotel with his mother.

This is the second time the Boys Scouts of America have held the event. Last year, the group managed to get more than 65 people to take part in the challenge.

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