The old scouts became tramps
Pravdomil Šenk was born on February 12, 1930 in Prague to Maria and Josef Šenk. He grew up with an older brother in Lysá nad Labem, where his parents were running a hat shop. In 1936, when his father suddenly died and Marie was left alone with two children, her father Karel Amcirk, a Prague hatter, helped her with shop. In the 1930s, and in 1940 Pravdomil and his brother attended the Scouts. After the Nazis banned Junák, they participated in the last camp, which they had to end prematurely. He recalls mobilization, occupation, heydrichiade and liberation. From 1944 to 1947, he apprenticed a hatter in Mělník, then worked in the field at Horšovský Tyn border and in a factory in Nový Jičín. After 1948 he returned to Lysá nad Labem, where his mother faced a proposal to expropriate the house, which eventually did not happen. Around 1951, the mother voluntarily gave up her trade and then worked as a sales assistant. In 1950s Pravomil Šenk worked in the company Tonak in Prague. After the obligatory military service, which he served as a dog lead in 1951-1953, he was a physical education instructor of the apprentices in Hodonín. While working he attended evening studies and finally graduated from gymnasium. In 1957 he was already married in Lysá nad Labem. He graduated from a secondary industrial school and then worked as a surveyor. In 1968, at the second renewal of Junák, he served as a centre manager. All his life was a passionate tramp. He is well known under the tramp nickname Alim.