João Gonçalves

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João Armando Gonçalves of Figueira da Foz, Portugal (born September 19, 1963) is one of 12 elected volunteer members of the World Scout Committee, the main executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.[1] He was a member of the European Scout Committee for a period of six years, elected in 2004 and again in 2007, and was elected to the World Scout Committee at the 39th World Scout Conference in Brazil in January 2011. His term on the World Scout Committee will expire at the 40th World Scout Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014, but he will be eligible for re-election for one additional term.

Gonçalves started in his local Scout group in 1976, and is a member of the Corpo Nacional de Escutas – Escutismo Católico Português of the Federação Escotista de Portugal. He participated in the 1995 World Jamboree in Holland, took office in the National Team of the CNE in 2000 as the national commissioner of the Rover branch (Caminheiros), and served as director of the first Roverway, held in Portugal in 2003. Later he was installed as International Commissioner of the CNE.

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