Try to find the strength in you to resist the pitfalls of life
Miroslav Dostál, by the Scout name of Mireček, was born on June 28, 1928, in Olomouc. He became a scout at the age of 10, in 1938. In the same year, he participated in his first Scout summer camp. During the war, he worked in the textile industry. He began to take part in scouting activities right after the liberation, although he did not become a troop leader. However, in 1948, he led his first camp. He enrolled in the army in 1949. After he came back from military training, he met the love of his life and married her in 1952. He began to work in the chemical industry and study at the afternoon school of industrial chemistry, while simultaneously raising his four children. Therefore, he could not give much attention to Scouting, which was banned at the time. He became actively engaged once again in 1968, when the Junák (a Czechoslovak version of the Scout) was reconstituted. From 1970 to 1990, he took part in clandestine Scout meetings and gradually became the unofficial leader of the whole group. After the Velvet Revolution, his group became the official Oldscout troop „Nezmaři“ that still exists today. Today, Miroslav Dostál remains a very active person; he and his wife are both members University for Seniors.