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.

2/18 - President's Day Celebration

Posted on Feb 16 2019 - 1:04pm
Join the Northeast Illinois Council as we celebrate our new Scouts BSA troops to serve girls and learn citizenship skills from local elected officials.  All chartered Scouts BSA troops will be recognized. After the opening and recognition we will have sessions to cover the Tenderfoot-First Class Citizenship requirements. All Scouts BSA members are encouraged to attend. There is no cost, but please let us know if you will be able to join us. We hope to see you there!

2/23 - Northwestern Advanced General Chemistry Course presents 3rd annual….Scout Science Fair

Posted on Feb 16 2019 - 1:03pm

Experience how chemistry works in everyday life with real experiments in the laboratory!

Saturday February 23, 2018
2 – 3:30 pm

Northwestern University Technological Institute, HG10
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL

Lab coats and goggles will be supplied for all attendees—including parents—For the afternoon. Please wear close-toed shoes and long pants.
IMPORTANT: Space is limited to 25 participants from the Northeast Illinois Council. Attendance is limited to age 12 years and older at the time of the event, with chaperones/scout leaders attending throughout the event. Siblings of Scouts can also register, but they must also be at least 12 years old at the time of the event. You will be required to supply the age of each participant when registering.

Safety documentation: The Photo Release and Lab Use Agreement must be completed for all attendees (including Chaperones) and must be turned in at check-in (see Attachments section).
Contact veronica.berns@northwestern.edu with any questions! Register @ https://scoutingevent.com/129-NWScoutScienceFair02_23_19

2/24/19 - Eagle Court of Honor for Stevan Pastar

Posted on Feb 16 2019 - 1:03pm

Come one, come all! Join the troop and Stevan's family in the celebration of Stevan becoming an Eagle scout at his court of honor.

On Sunday February 24th starting at 3pm at Christ Lutheran Church.

2/28 - Reminder mandatory meeting for all parents

Posted on Feb 16 2019 - 1:02pm
This has been in the calendar for months so I hope everyone can attend.

3/3 - Eagle Court of Honor for Chase Johnson

Posted on Feb 16 2019 - 1:02pm

Please join us in the celebration of Chase becoming an Eagle scout at his court of honor.

On Sunday, March 3rd starting at Noon at the new scout office in Vernon Hills.

3/16 - Adult night out! Adults only! Sorry Scouts

Posted on Feb 16 2019 - 1:01pm

We can met at Christ Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. to carpool - unless someone knows or can get a real good deal on a limo bus???? Dinner will be at 7 p.m. at the restaurant. Prost!
Please RSVP by March 8 so that Nada can call the restaurant to make reservations ahead of time.