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.

SIGN UP - Scouting for Food - earn service hours

Posted on Feb 27 2021 - 11:12pm

Do a Good Turn and earn service hours for rank advancement!


Service is a long-standing scouting tradition, and Scouting for food is one of the ways we serve our community.  March is when IL food pantries are at their lowest.  Scouts answer their need and rally to collect food.  Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Vernon Hills will participate in the Northeast Illinois Council Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, March 6th and March 13th so mark your calendars for this important service project. Scouts can participate on one or both days.  This is an excellent way for scouts to make a difference.  We hope to see you there. 

Shop With Scrip Gift Card Update - Ship to Home

Posted on Feb 22 2021 - 10:58am

If you'd like to earn money for your scout through every day purchasing - download the RaiseRight app!  Use it to buy items from Target, Walmart, travel and entertainment.  EASY!  Also, there is a change in giftcards: 

2021 Friends of Scouting (FOS)

Posted on Feb 18 2021 - 8:33pm

The 2021 Friends of Scouting or FOS donation site is open.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Northeast Illinois Council. Direct giving supports over 30% of the Council budget every year. That means over a quarter of every dollar in the council budget comes from the generosity of Scouting families, alumni and community supporters. Without this funding, our council could not provide the resources necessary to provide a quality, adventure-filled scouting program.

Scouting for Food

Posted on Feb 18 2021 - 11:45am

Opportunity for service hours first two weekends in March.  More details will be coming soon! You can sign up in the calendar event. 

Scouting for Food

Posted on Feb 18 2021 - 11:45am

Opportunity for service hours first two weekends in March.  More details will be coming soon! You can sign up in the calendar event. 

March Restaurant Fundraiser Night- McAlister's Deli

Posted on Feb 18 2021 - 11:27am

On March 30th we will have our restaurant night at McAlister's Deli from 4-9pm.  Put it on your calendar for a dinner out and be sure to tell them that you are with Troop 273 so we get the financial benefit of your loyalty. 

Upcoming Events