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 Cookout and Scouting Recruitment Opportunity

Posted on Sep 23 2023 - 7:07am

Join the troop for a free cookout on October 21 from 2:30 to 6 PM at Deerpath Park picnic shelter. Parents and Scouts! Sign up on the calendar! We will play games have fun and use this as an opportunity to recruit others interested in scouting. Flyers will be going to the schools and, other venues around town to promote the event.  Hand out flyers to anyone that has a student that may have interest in joining our Troop! 

Zelle for Payments!

Posted on Sep 23 2023 - 6:58am


Zelle is now active for the troop!

We are excited to now be able to offer Zelle in addition to personal checks for payments to the troop. As we move through troop activities, we'll communicate whether Zelle can be used for specific instances like fundraisers.  It will be critical to follow the process and include the details required to utilize this process.

Sign up for the Annual Countryside Pancake Open House

Posted on Sep 13 2023 - 10:33pm

We have an opportunity to volunteer at the Vernon Hills Countryside Fire Department’s annual open house to clean the tables and share information on our troop to others and potential Scouts at a Troop 273 table.

Restaurant Night September 19th @ Jersey Mikes

Posted on Sep 11 2023 - 3:58pm

Join the troop at Jersey Mikes in Vernon Hills on North Milwaukee ( near Lowes and Marianos) on 9/19 from 10am - 9pm.  Or order online using the code - “DNS25” when ordering and the troop receives 25% of the purchases! 

Want a Sneak Peek of what is happening this month and next?

Posted on Sep 9 2023 - 5:08pm

Check out the Notes from the PLC September Meeting  In the “PLC Scribe’s Notes” section of the site.