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.

Thankful for our Scout family

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 10:41pm

Thank you to all the volunteers who prepared and served our delicious meal.  Thank you to everyone who stayed to clean up.  Thank you to our leaders who enable and deliver our scouting program.  Thank you to our Scout families for believing in the program.  Thank you to our Scouts who are committed to learning, growing and being challenged.  Happy Thanksgiving.

New Meeting Dates December and January

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 1:46pm

To account for the time off in December and January, we are making these meeting changes:

We are moving the PLC for December one day earl

Camp Staff Applications

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 1:45pm

We are excited to welcome all applications for 2019 Camp Staff! Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is seeking qualified camp staff to work at the Northwoods premier Scout Camp. Application deadline is December 1st so don’t delay, get your application in – all interviews for new staff applications are on December 15th at the Kasperson Center for Scouting.

12/15 - OA Feed My Starving Children

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 1:45pm

Service is a key part of the OA, this event will allow for the Lodge to provide service to large group than its own council boards.  We have a total of 150 spot reserved on December 15th .  You don’t have to be in the OA.  Please plan to be on time for this event. 

Sign up for merit badge university on 12/15 – first come first served

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 1:45pm

Registration will open on December 15th for the Merit Badge University on February 16th.   If we go earlier, we'll let you know. You can also check out www.tfcmeritbadgeuniversity.org andwww.threefirescouncil.org for information and cross-posts.

Law Merit Badge – sign up 12/15

Posted on Nov 17 2018 - 1:44pm

Following the requirements of the Law Merit Badge booklet, the judges and staff address the differences between civil and criminal laws, the origin of law, the development of the jury system, the Justinian Code and the Magna Carta, and famous trials in history. Actual judges preside over a mock trial with the Scouts serving as members of the jury. A guided tour of the Lake County Jail, Courthouse and a presentation of the Lake County Sheriff's Canine Unit, normally round out the day. Lunch is provided from the $6 fee. Vending is available.