Dear Friends & Brothers,
The Andrew Curry Green Lake Swim is an annual fundraiser that aims to honor our friend and brother Andrew Curry Green as well as raise funds for scholarships and other charitable programs. Held annually on Northwood Lake in Northwood, NH, dozens of swimmers swim the three mile long lake in honor and remembrance of our brother Andrew, who was tragically killed on September 11th, 2001. Starting at the far end of the lake, they swim home to Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation, where Andrew served as a staff member and a camp leader for many years. Andrew's legacy lives on through the Lake Swim as we remember his passion for the outdoors and his willingness to cheerfully serve.
In its thirteenth year, we have added a FUN RUN so even more people can participate in the day's activities. The course will be equivalent to a 5K (3.1 miles), which you can run or walk, so bring the whole family! Please consider making a donation to one of our amazing teams or to the fundraiser as a whole by visiting our online fundraising page here.

Your support will fuel the programs and scholarships for The Key Foundation Inc. You can find out more about all of those programs here
Each team is comprised of a swimmer, a spotter, a runner, and a coach. If you're interested in participating in the swim as part of a team, please sign up here. 

Robert F. Patterson IV Lake Swim XIII Chairman

Father and Son- Gus and Conor


Join us on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation to support the swimmers, runners, and spotters and enjoy some delicious food and music at our family BBQ, you can purchase tickets for yourself and your whole family with Constant Contact by clicking the link below. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


Key Foundation Vice President Jared Drake is pleased to announce that the TKF board approved his committee's recommendations for the 2017 Alexander A. Vervaert camping grants. This year 10 grant applications were submitted and fully funded.
The leadership of the councils and camps initiates these grants. TKF provides these funds on the basis of the merits of each application. TKF also encourages applicants to innovate and pilot new programs and approaches.
TL Storer was awarded a grant to expand its shooting sports program. West Wind Day camp was funded to provide a music program with percussion and stringed instruments.  Lone Tree Scout Reservation was awarded funds to create a game center at Ft. Prebble.  New England Base Camp in Milton was provided funds to expand the ice rink into a three-season sports rink. Funds were provided to the Western MA Council to expand its mountain biking program. Mohegan Council Cub Scout Camps gained support for a STEM program. Treasure Valley Scout Reservation was funded to create a gardening and farming program.
The Spirit Of Adventure Council received additional funding to purchase large-scale dinosaur puzzles for its day camps in Cambridge and Wakefield. Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation was granted equipment to improve and expand its Frontier Program.
Since the beginning of this grant in 2002 TKF has provided nearly $100,000 in funding. It was established to honor the legacy of Alexander A. Vervaert, founder of Wannalancit Lodge #451, Greater Lowell Council Commissioner and builder of Wah-Tut-Ca.

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The Key Foundation Inc. is a network of individuals dedicated to providing support to outdoor programs for children and young adults. The Keynote is published by The Key Foundation Inc. The views, opinions, content and editorial control are solely that that of the Key Foundation Inc., its members and supporters.  


The Key Foundation is a private not for profit organization incorporated in Lowell MA. Today our membership lives all over the world. Together we work as a network of friends and brothers to inspire, encourage and empower Scouts and adult Scout Leaders in the promotion of outdoor youth experiences.


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