Cam Newton’s leadership message resonates with Boy Scouts

Cam Newton’s leadership message resonates with Boy Scouts
Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton, a former Auburn standout, spoke during the American Values Luncheon in Birmingham. (Bruce Nix/Alabama NewsCenter)

When Cam Newton speaks, people listen.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback had the full attention of the audience at the 11th annual American Values Luncheon.

Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn joined Newton during a question and answer session.

Newton shares a light moment while taking questions today. He’s joined on stage by Auburn’s Gus Malzhan, who coached Newton, and Alabama Power’s Quentin Riggins. (Bruce Nix/Alabama NewsCenter)

Boy Scouts were among attendees that filled the meeting room at the North Exhibition Hall of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

Famous for leading the Auburn Tigers to the 2010 National Championship under Malzahn’s leadership, Newton’s talk followed in the tradition of several other football greats, including Nick Saban, Shaquille O’Neal and Bo Jackson.

Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Jesse Lewis Sr. and Jimmy Rane were honored at the luncheon today for their contributions to the community.

Newton shared his life experiences and lessons learned.

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Boy Scout troops were eager to hear from Cam Newton at the luncheon. (Bruce Nix/Alabama NewsCenter)

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