A couple of us scouts made a pledge never to join the Pionýr
Jaroslav Šebek was born on 11 March 1955 in Vejprty. He grew up in Lomnice nad Popelkou and later in Mladá Boleslav. When in 1968 the scout organization Junák resumed activities, he joined its water unit and ever since goes by the nickname Bubla. In 1970 Junák was banned but that didn't preventing him from joining his friends at summer camps. They published the Junáček magazine and secretly continued to follow scout thoughts. In 1983 he was one of the founders of the Young Environmentalists which officially operated under the patronage of the Pionýr organization in Mladá Boleslav but functioned according to scout principles. Because of hit he faced problems and was interrogated by the secret police. He became a colleague of Jaroslav Foglar, whose books he transcribed, secretly spread around and also helped ensure their official publication. He worked in Škoda Mladá Boleslav as the head of the company firemen and later in the automation department.