Live in such a way that when your life comes to its end, you can look anyone in the face.
Jindřich Valenta, nicknamed Wolf by his fellow Scouts, joined the Scout movement after World War II, entering the 36th Cub Scout Troop. He took part in summer camps at Holná at the local pond in 1946, again in 1946, and at Rabštejn nad Střelou in 1948. According to documents in the Troop chronicle, the 36th Troop was disbanded in the autumn of 1948 by members of the SČM (Czechoslovak Youth Union). This was followed by a complete ban on Scouting in autumn 1950. In 1951, Jindřich Valenta got in touch with members of the 145th Troop and the secret 34th Group Ostříž (Hobby, as in the falcon - transl.). In 1953 he was arrested by State Security together with other Group functionaries for his Scouting activity; they arrested him a second time in 1955. He was sentenced to seven years of hard labour in a prison camp, mining uranium. After the renewal of Scouting in 1968 he helped Jiří “Lynx” Lukšíček found and lead the 233rd Troop of the 34th Group. He was active in renewing the troop again after 1989, and he became Deputy Group Leader. He held the position of Education Director and Chairman of the 34th Old Scout Clan. In 1998 he returned again to the 145th, where he is active in helping Cubs and attending summer camps. He still meets with former members of the 36th Troop once every year.