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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.

Troop Library Update

Posted on May 21 2024 - 9:36pm

Dear Scouts and Parents

The Troop Library has now been updated. You will now be able to access the web versions of any merit badge books listed by hovering your cursor over the book in question and clicking the name, which will take you to the digital version. You can find the Troop Library under the Menu Tab on the Troop Website. This is a great way for scouts to study and work on these without needing a physical copy; however, remember that these physical copies are still available for use. 

Troop Guide Book 2024-2025

Posted on May 18 2024 - 10:25pm

If you ever want to know more about our local troop and how things work - this is the read.  The updated Guide book is available - check it out! Trust me, most of your questions are answered in it - and if not, see your committee and Troop leadership as we’d be more than happy to answer any questions! Thanks to the committee volunteers who take their time to put it together and keep it up to date.

Troop Apparel is Here!

Posted on May 18 2024 - 10:21pm

 For those who ordered troop apparel, the order is in!  Scouts picked up their apparel at the 5/16 meeting. If you didn’t get your apparel, it is at CLC secured in the storage area. 

Scouts Rebrands to Scouting America

Posted on May 17 2024 - 8:35pm

After more than 114 years The Boy Scouts of America is changing its name to Scouting America, read about some of the changes at the link below

Troop Reimbursement Process

Posted on May 13 2024 - 7:38pm

We will be financially reimbursing scouts and their families if they are owed money from the troop in two ways:

1) We can send the money via Zelle to the family, and if that isn't preferred, 

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.

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