The settlement was an island of freedom
Petr Bratský was born on April 8, 1955 in Klatovy, where he also grew up along with his parents and sister. He played basketball. In 1968 he joined the scout unit. He graduated from high school and industrial transport. Illegally under the banner of the youth tourist section and the tramp settlement, he remained faithful to the idea of scouting, and at university he later helped to spread samizdat literature and the text of Charter 77. He worked as an assistant professor at the Transport Development Center in Prague. After the Velvet Revolution, he co-founded the Civic Forum in Prague’s Lužiny and later became a member of the Civic Democratic Party. He worked in its ranks as a long-term mayor of the City District of Prague 13 and as a representative of the capital city of Prague. He held the mandate of a deputy for two terms, later he was a senator for one term. He and his wife Lída have two adult sons. In 2021 he is still involved in the organization and management of scout activities, he is the head of the scout unit of Velen Fanderlik.