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.

Registration is open for Fall campouts

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 2:45pm

Mark your calendars and RSVP online for upcoming 2018 campouts:
September 14-16 – Camp Waconda, Peoria, IL
October 19 - 21 – Blackwell Camp, Wheaton, IL
November 16 - 18 - Crown
December 8th – Eagle Cave

Fall Merit Badge Opportunities

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 2:45pm

The information for merit badges has been updated under Merit Badge Opportunities in the left navigation of the website. Information for Nuclear Science and Railroading has been added and hopefully Chemistry soon. All there of these merit badges are excellent and a great opportunity. If you are willing to organize a group of scouts to attend, please contact Theresa Calabrese for details.

OKPIK Cold Weather Camping Training is Open

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 2:44pm

Registration and information @ https://scoutingevent.com/129-OKPIK

OKPIK is a “High Adventure” training program that expands Scouts and Venturers plus adult Scouters & Advisors knowledge of how to prepare themselves, plan for the proper nutrition and equipment, when the high
temperature of the day is 50 degrees or below with inclement weather.

All Scouts - get your medical forms ready!

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 2:43pm

Our first campout is August 10th.  We need a medical form for all scouts and parents who plan to attend campouts (Parts A&B).

Any Registered Leader who doesn't have new YPT by 10/1 will be dropped and have to reapply

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 2:43pm

The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse.

Updates from our Chartered Organization - Christ Lutheran

Posted on Aug 11 2018 - 2:43pm

Service Hours Opportunity - Caring Hands. In 2017, Caring Hands donated 580 blankets to Project Linus and heard that our beautiful efforts were very well received --- a huge thank you goes to everyone who helped to make a difference in a child's life!!! We will have blankets to crochet, fabric to cut and skip-stitch, and will enjoy a delightful morning of fellowship and goodwill.