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.

Troop Library Merit Badge Books

Posted on Jun 25 2021 - 8:41am

The troop has a library of merit badge books ranging from the early 2000s to current.  If you need to check out a book while working on a badge, please reach out to the troop librarian Ryan Allen ryanslallen@gmail.com.  The list of current books is attached.  If you need a book before camp please place your request by July 2nd.

MaKaJaWan Summer Camp

Posted on May 21 2021 - 4:11pm

The Troop will be attending MaKaJaWan from July 11-17. Sign-ups will continue to be open through mid-June, the price is $400 per Scout beginning May 16.  Please submit payment to either our Troop Treasurer, Mrs. Weiss, or myself by next Sunday, 5/16 at the latest. Checks are the preferred payment method and should be made payable to BOY SCOUT TROOP 273. If you wish to pay by Paypal (Credit Card) please contact Mrs. Weiss as there will be additional fees. 

Opportunity to earn Ad Altare Dei, the BSA Religious Emblem for Roman Catholics

Posted on May 21 2021 - 4:09pm

If there are any Scouts of the Roman Catholic Faith that are interested in working towards and earning the BSA Religious Emblem, Ad Altare Dei, please contact Mr. Davidock (ddavidock@yahoo.com) to inform him of your interest by Thursday, May 27th. He is in the process of arranging a program with NEIC's Catholic Committee on Scouting.

OKPIK: Cold Weather Camping Training opportunity through Council

Posted on May 10 2021 - 12:27pm

Interested Scouts and adults can register for OKPIK training through Council. OKPIK (Inuit for snowy owl) was developed at the BSA's Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota. This program develops survival and preparedness skills for camping and trekking in low temperatures. The course covers topics such as dressing for and sleeping in the cold, cold-weather shelters, cooking and meal preparation, equipment, first aid, hypothermia, and more. OKPIK is open to adults as well as youth age 14 and older at the time of training. The training costs $60 and consists of 3 mandatory classroom sessions and 1 overnight camping practical

Need Assistance Logging in or Navigating the Troop Site?

Posted on Apr 5 2021 - 9:09pm

If you have any questions or need help navigating the troop site, please contact Carey Price @ secretary@troop273vh.net. If there is enough interest, we can set up a Zoom and I can screen share to assist!  We want everyone comfortable logging in and making the site helpful. 

NEW Troop Guidebook and Bylaws- Updated

Posted on Mar 18 2021 - 8:38pm

The committee has reviewed and approved a new Troop Guidebook and bylaws.  Please read the guidebook as you'll find helpful information about our Troop!  

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