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Scouts worldwide celebrated 100 years of Scouting in 2007 by presenting their “Gifts for Peace” locally, nationally and internationally. The aim of this global initiative is to inspire young people to tackle issues in their communities, build peace and bring people together. Building bridges between people has been a central focus of Scouting since its inception when Baden-Powell brought together boys from different social backgrounds. In 1920 young people from countries which had been at war with each other gathered at the first World Scout Jamboree, in a celebration of cultures, fun and friendship.