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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 right 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 which is located 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 is the only part of the Troop that meets on the first Thursday of the month. It is at the "PLC" meeting that we also hold our Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews.
 
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, in other ways, to 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 boys 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 boy-led, traditional Scouting program, we welcome you to visit us. Stop by one of our meetings, or contact our Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@troop273vh.org.

Help John Rallo with his Eagle Project

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:20pm

For my project, I am collecting toiletries and constructing bags filled with items listed below to distribute to homeless people in Lake County. I am working with United Way, who will give these bags to people in need at the PADS Lake County Shelter. Please view the attachment for a list of the items I am collecting and for drop-off locations.
Please Drop Off Donations July 1-31

Space Jam At Rantoul National Aviation Center

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:20pm

Space Jam 11 August 4-6, 2017 40+ STEM merit badges -SCOUTS Get signed up now! 3D Printing -Thanks Purdue Univ., Woodworking, Programming, Digital Technology, Thanks to ShurTech we have DUCK TAPE MB. Friday Night Merit Badges (NEW). Discover Scuba in the Dunk Tank, and so much more! spacejamboree.com for details.

Back to Scouting

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:19pm

Our Scouting year kicks off with our first Patrol Leader's Council meeting on August 10th.  Our first campout is August 18th at the Fox River Marina - sign up is open.  Our focus for August is rank advancement, so be sure you attend the campout and troop meetings as we try to rank up prior to our Court of Honor at the end of September.  The first committee meeting will be on August 14th - all parents are encouraged and welcome to join our committee and help support your scouter's experience.

August 13 - Our Scouting Summer

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:19pm

Troop 273 had a busy summer. We will be meeting for ice cream and a picture show of our adventures at Makajawan and Sea Base. Come by and see the photos of our summer adventures. 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran. If you have photos from Summer activities, please get them to Theresa Calabrese

August 13 - Philmont 2018 Meeting

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:17pm

Our Philmont trip will be July 8 - 20, 2018.  To attend Philmont, a youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation. Please attend this informational meeting where we will discuss the trip and prep training that will be required. If you are ready to attend, a $100 deposit can be made by going to January 26, 2017 on the calendar.

August 17 - Mug Club starts again

Posted on Jul 19 2017 - 12:17pm

Our Mug Club will start again August 17th. The Mug Club is a way for parents to network and get information about their son's scouting experience