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DENVER - Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn't used to playing in the Pepsi Center, but no one in the crowd was complaining.

Manning was the keynote speaker at this year's Boy Scout Sports Breakfast, hosted by the Denver Area Council of the BSA.

"What these people are learning at a young age is something that all of us can follow, the Boy Scout principles," Manning told reporters before he spoke to about 1,200 people gathered for the annual fundraising event, which collected hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Boy Scout programs in Denver and parts of eastern Colorado.

Most of the questions were about football after his appearance in this year's Super Bowl, but Manning made sure to emphasize how important he sees the role of Scouting in the lives of young people. "They're off to a great start, and a great foundation and a lot of us adults could learn a lot from what these Boy Scouts are learning at such a young age."

During his speech, Manning told the crowd something that could apply to anyone's life, from a famous quarterback to any line of work: In order to be a game changer, you have to thrive on discomfort.

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