Who said 13 is unlucky? Due to the efforts of Swimmers, Spotters and Coaches, The Andrew Curry Green Lake Swim XIII has turned out to be the greatest single fundraising event of The Key Foundation Inc. Under the Leadership of Bob Patterson with Dan Murphy, Keith Lord and David Penny this annual event is growing beyond all previous expectations..
This year it also included a 5K run under the direction of Angela Rzeszut.
The proceeds will be used to fund TKF Scholarships and the NeXus Capital Project. To date TKF has raised $50,000 in its $100,000 goal to provide funding for Wah-Tut-Ca growth and expansions. Look forward to an exciting update on this project next month!


They are doing it again- for the 5th consecutive year! The TKF House Band, "The Flying Juhola Bros. will be rock'n the Lafayette Club on December 9, 2017. This musical troupe of over a dozen musicians have been in rehearsal for weeks and will offer their best show ever. 

Proceeds from this show have funded TKF programs, grants and scholarships. It is also a time for friends and brothers to gather and celebrate what has now become a holiday tradition.

There are also some lovely gift baskets to be raffled off by some lovely people.So put on your dancing shoes, move a table and boogie!



In 2005, The Key Foundation, Inc. ("TKF") established the Diane P. Livoli Scholarship (the "Scholarship") to help enable young people to serve on Boy Scout Camp Staff and support its programming. The Scholarship provides funds to Camp staff members currently enrolled or who have intent to enroll in a college, university, trade or other higher learning program, to help defray costs associated with their education.

It is hoped that the individuals selected for the Scholarship will set high standards of leadership and achievement as staff members. It is also expected that one of the primary goals of each scholarship recipient will be to make each Camp program special.
The Livoli family has established within TKF a designated fund to support the Scholarship. Each year this designated fund may provide financial support to certain Camp staff members with tuition obligations. It is hoped this Scholarship will allow for the brightest and the best to devote their time and energy to supporting Scouting programs. 

Only completed Scholarship applications received by the deadline will be considered. Applications for this Scholarship award are accepted until November 30. Applicants will be informed after a determination has been made by the scholarship committee. The funds for any Camp staff members receiving a Scholarship will only be issued provided that the staff member is in good standing with their local Scout council.

A typical award is between $500 and $1,000. An application is no guarantee of an award. Awards are granted at the sole discretion of TKF's Scholarship Review Committee. Applicants are given awards based on need, merit, and contribution to the Scouting program.
Individuals who have received this award in the past are welcome to reapply.

A minimum of two letters of recommendation must accompany this application. Recommendations should be sealed in an envelope with the recommender's' signature over the seal. Please choose 2 people from this list:
- A current or former senior staff member or supervisor of the camp you worked at this summer.
- A teacher or college counselor addressing your character and academic aptitude.
- A parent discussing your financial need and character.

The oldest program of TKF is the Patrick Doyle NOAC scholarship established in 1988 to help youth attend a National Order of the Arrow Conference. TKF believes that NOAC is the best experience to help the lodge and individual members grow. Since its beginnings the Patrick Doyle Scholarship has helped hundreds of Arrowmen attend a National Order Of The Arrow Conference. This year Arrowmen from Pennacook Lodge will travel to Indiana State University in July and August 2018. All youth Arrowmen are encouraged to apply.



Clearly Wah-Tut-Ca's Ten-Man Canoes have seen better days. They have endured crossing Northwood Lake for 70 seasons. These iconic boats have carried thousands of Scouts creating generations of adventure.  Considering the decades of hard use the current condition is of no surprise. However hope springs eternal, as TKF is funding their complete restoration to their 1948 condition. In the summer of 2018 the Whaleboat Craig Ryder will be joined with these revitalized and proud oversized canoes.
These canoes where purchased by the Greater Lowell Council circa 1948-50. They are Ogilvy Chestnut Canoes that in restored conditions are prized by collectors of wooden boats.  The most popular Rare Adventure in the NeXus is crossing Northwood Lake to Johnsons. Each summer hundreds of Scouts make this trip aboard the Craig Ryder. Having three fully restored historical boats will be a wonderful and useful addition to the WTCSR aquatics programs.
 The Canoes will be named, the Wannalancit, The Nanepashemet. and The Pennacook in honor of the Order Of The Arrow Lodges that conducted ceremonies at WTCSR.

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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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