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.

2021 Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Posted on Jan 3 2021 - 4:52pm

The 2021 Friends of Scouting or FOS donation site is open.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Northeast Illinois Council. Direct giving supports over 30% of the Council budget every year. That means over a quarter of every dollar in the council budget comes from the generosity of Scouting families, alumni and community supporters. Without this funding, our council could not provide the resources necessary to provide a quality, adventure-filled scouting program.

Troop 273 VH Facebook Group

Posted on Nov 29 2020 - 6:21pm

We have a closed Facebook group where we post announcements and pictures. If you are on FB and would like to be a member, here's the link to request access.

Shop With Scrip Gift Card Update - Ship to home, holiday gift guide & thank scriping days

Posted on Nov 12 2020 - 7:21pm
  • The new “FAMILY SHIP TO HOME” program went live last week - hooray! 

Grubmaster Recipt Submission

Posted on Nov 9 2020 - 7:33pm

Grubmasters - If you have receipts from the campout, please submit your receipts to Mrs. Weiss, our Troop treasurer, via email to treasurer@troop273vh.net for reimbursement. 

Themes for the Troop Meetings

Posted on Oct 4 2020 - 6:52am

Monthly Troop Meeting Themes:

September- Scout rank  

October-fishing campout Oakarro or virtual campout 

November- cold weather campout -Crown 

Seabase 2021 Payments

Posted on Sep 8 2020 - 9:55pm

For those registered for Seabase 2021 (3 treks), the first installment from Troop 273 to Seabase is due October 1st.  Our treasurer, Mrs. Weiss, will be sending emails with amounts due to all registered.  Funds transferred from the 2020 Summit that was canceled have been applied. If funds are owed, please get in touch with Mrs. Weiss for payment (info included in the email).