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.

Wreath Fundraiser: Pick up!

Posted on Nov 25 2023 - 11:51pm
  Wreaths are ready to to be picked up at at the Li's at 30 Oxford Dr in Lincolnshire.  Scouts can pickup Sunday between 1 and 3pm.  

Mrs Hess, Fundraising Chair, Call/text: 630.835.7300

Spend the Day at Alpine Valley Ski Resort

Posted on Nov 12 2023 - 1:13am

Join the troop on January 15th at the Alpine Valley ski resort! Sign up on the calendar! 

Alpine Valley Ski Trip

Sponsor Organization Thank You

Posted on Nov 9 2023 - 7:57pm

We received a warm letter from the Congregation President, Lynn Brandl, of our charter organization Christ Lutheran Church.  Lynn shared her appreciation of our troop because of the help that we have provided to the church through the efforts such as mulching, moving furniture, and more. 

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.

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.