I cannot imagine life without Scouting
Stanislav Vincour, aka Bublina by his Scout name, was born May 6, 1932 in Olomouc. Since his father was employed by the Army Forest Administration, the family had to move frequently. After the declaration of the fascist Slovak State in 1939 they had to escape from Malacky. During the war, on February 19, 1941, Stanislav and his friends formed a readers’ club of the Mladý Hlasatel magazine called Boys of the Brdy Forests in Hořovice, receiving the number 14922. He joined the Scout troop in Hořovice immediately in May 1945. In September 1945 his family moved to Český Těšín, where he joined the 1st troop of Ota Gavenda - Harry, in which he became a member of the patrol called Medvědi (Bears). He worked in the power-plant in Karviná for many years. In 1995 his dream came true when he joined an expedition which traveled to Jamboree in Dronten. In 1996 he wrote a book about his life titled Memories from Těšín. He served as the leader of a table-tennis club for over forty years. For many years he was also the secretary of the Scout group and ORJ Karviná. For his work in scouting he was awarded the Junák Medal of Gratitude on May 9, 1970 and in May of the same year he was decorated with the Bronze Syrinx. On May 8, 2001 he was decorated with the Memorial Cross of the Third Resistance, 3rd degree. From 1997 he has been a member of honorary Svojsík’s troop, and from 2001 a member of the Scout troop of Velen Fanderlik. His message to Scouts is that they ought to head outdoors again, and not just sit in front of the computer. He is now married and he has a daughter and a son.