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Jiří Hřebík, Šnek [Snail] as per his Boy Scout nickname, was born on the 18th of March 1965 in the Prague hospital of Saint Apollinarius. His father Jiří Hřebík had his origins in Šumava, his mother Helga came from Ludgeřovice in the Hlučín area. When Jiří was five, his parents divorced. He was growing up mostly with his mother but he used to see his father often. He attended the basic schools Pod Klamovkou and Plzeňská in Prague 5 district. Aged fifteen, he joined a youth club based on the Boy Scout spirit and he got entirely immersed in the Boy Scout spirit. He apprenticed as a machinist and worked in a factory, in the department of development of work tools. After 1989, he started a Boy Scout group Sýčkové [Athenes – owls], later, when his two daughters were born, he helped to establish the ROSA association which enables meetings of parents with small children in the Boy Scouts spirit. He played sports on amateur level, he played rugby and lacrosse. Nowadays, he is an independent contractor in construction works.