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Welcome to Troop 273 Vernon Hills, IL

Welcome to Troop 273's Website!

Please see our "Upcoming Events" list on the left side of this page. This shows what our Troop is doing in the near term. Please contact us for more information on any event via the "Contact Us" menu selection to the left.

Our Troop meets Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Christ Lutheran Church at 595 Deerpath Dr. in Vernon Hills, IL. We start our meetings in August and finish the scout year in June. Our Patrol Leaders Council meets on the first Thursday of the month.
 
Our Troop has the philosophy that is aligned with traditional scouting ideals. That is to say that the scouting program is to allow scouts to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. We try to follow the three aims of scouting; character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Through weekly meetings and monthly activities/camp-outs, the scouts have a chance to grow into adulthood while learning life skills. The Scout Oath, Law, and Motto are what guides our scouts actions. If you are interested in a scout-led, traditional Scouting program, we welcome you to visit us. Stop by one of our meetings, or contact our Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@troop273vh.org.

Ice Cream Social Sign Up

Posted on Apr 7 2024 - 10:25pm

We need all parents and scouts to sign up to help with the Ice Cream Social, Saturday April 13th 2-5pm. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BAFAB2DA2FBC34-48962696-icecream.

Ice Cream Social : Book Your Calendar, Sell Tickets, Secure Raffle Items

Posted on Apr 7 2024 - 9:57am

The ice cream social, carnival games and raffle is around the corner- April 13th. Mark your calendars. this will be the outreach to get new scouts interested and replace the traditional spaghetti/pancake event. We will need all parents and scouts available work the event, sell tickets and parents to help by securing at least three raffle or silent auction items. 

Bowling event

Posted on Mar 3 2024 - 4:30am

The bowling event on 2/29 was a hit! A lot of scouts and even the parents bowled, ate pizza and played arcade games. Thanks to Tami Hess who  coordinated the event.

Troop Apparel: order was placed.

Posted on Mar 3 2024 - 4:20am

 For those who wanted troop apparel, the order is in. We will let you know when the merchandise arrives. Your troop account will be charged for the order.

Important information to maintain registered status for both Youth and Adults in 2024.

Posted on Feb 15 2024 - 2:35pm

Important information to maintain registered status for both Youth and Adults in 2024.

  • National will now send registration invoices to all members via the member’s email on record
  • If the member doesn’t pay, they will be dropped **Registering has a higher fee than renewal**
  • Thus the email must be correct so the member gets the invoice
  • Adult mobile phone needs to be listed as primary (green check box signifies primary)

 Please confirm and update your contact information at my.scouting.org ASAP. 

Grant's Pilgrimage

Posted on Feb 12 2024 - 8:48pm

March 18th is the latest date to sign up for the very popular Grant's Pilgrimage April 26-28th.  Sign up as soon as you can so we can reserve our spot.