Being a boy Scout isn’t about wearing uniform, it’s a matter of attitude and behavior
František Šmajcl was born on October 23rd 1953 in Netolice. He was a member of a Boy Scouts Troop in České Budějovice, founded on April 8th 1968 by the Kovařík family. However, shortly after that, its leader, Zdeněk Kovařík, had to disband the eight-member troop with a tiger as its totem animal. On the last evening, he promised the troop members that he would return to the Scout Movement as soon as possible. That happened on December 2nd 1989, during the national Boy Scout gathering in the Municipal Library in Prague (Praha). But in the years prior to that, František Šmajcl had been harassed by the State Security who would eavesdrop on him and keep him under surveillance. In the 1990s, František Šmajcl had been elected into the Scout movement Wolf Cub division’s leadership, from 1995, he was a chief for two terms and for the next two terms he was a chairman of Junák organisation. He resigned from all his posts in 2006.