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Vladimír Cabalka, nicknamed Ballů, was born July 4, 1939. Right after the war, in 1946, he became a member of the restored Boy Scout troop in Prague-Hrdlořezy. The troop members later moved to the 1st Prague Port Šipka in Malá Strana, where they were in hiding after their activities became banned. The Mašín brothers and Milan Paumer were also members of the same troop. In 1968 Cabalka played an active role in the revival of the local Boy Scout movement. Between 1968 and 1972 he was one of the leaders of four summer camps held near Sokolov, and in 1973 he participated in the camp as a guest. The Boy Scout troop subsequently functioned as a section of the Union for Nature Conservation. After 1990 Cabalka was one of the leaders of the camp in Borová Lada. Ballů remains an active scout official and oldscout. He is now a member of the 53rd Boy Scout Group of the Mašín Brothers in Prague 9, whose original name was Atahokan. One of the group’s members was Milan Paumer, and Ctirad and Josef Mašíns became its honorary members.