A “Nachshon” is an “initiator” in the tradition of Nachshon ben Aminadav who walked directly into the Sea of Reeds without hesitation during the Exodus to demonstrate his willingness to follow the will of God.
Nachshon ben Aminadav was a prince of the tribe of Judah. He was the brother-in-law of Aaron, the high priest.
The Nachshon Fellowship, created by the International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS), recognizes individuals worldwide who provide outstanding service to International Jewish Scouts. The Fellowship consists of dedicated adult Scout volunteers (Scouters) who perform long-standing, exemplary service on a national or international level promoting Jewish Scouts.
No more than three fellowships will normally be granted in any year after the first three years of the Fellowship (2014 – 2017) .