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.

All Hands on Deck - June 22 Need adults and youth for service @ Christ Lutheran (get ready for 4th of July)

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 3:47pm

Please join other members of the church to do a clean-up day at Christ Lutheran On June 22nd.  Some inside and outside projects. Adults and youth are all welcome – plenty to do. A way for us to say thank you for being our chartered representative. Scouts can earn service hours. Will count as a service project for Journey to Excellence.

4th of July Parade - An activity for rank advancement

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 9:12am
Please RSVP and let us know if you will be walking in the parade. We will meet in the Christ Lutheran Parking lot.  You should plan to drop off prior to 8 a.m. as the road will close. We will end at Elementary South. Please make arrangements with your Scout where they should go at the end of the parade. Scouts should be in their Class A shirt – no neckerchief. They should have sun block and a water bottle.

4th of July Fireworks - An activity for rank advancement

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 9:12am
The troop will be selling water and glow items at Century Park for the 4 th of July fireworks. The whole family is welcome to come out and watch the fireworks. We try to be there by 6 p.m. to set up and claim a space. Please sign up on the website and let us know if you will be able to assist in this fundraising opportunity.

August Campout

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 9:12am

Mark your calendar for our August campout at the Great Lakes Naval Base. Commander Leung has a fun weekend planned for us.

Medical Forms/YPT

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 9:11am

Mr. Davidock has volunteered to coordinate our paperwork. Every Scout and adult who plans to weekend camp needs a permission slip and a BSA Medical Form parts A&B. If you are going to Makajawan and/or high adventure, you need the BSA Medical Form parts A,B,&C. Youth Protection Training is required for all adults who attend campouts or drive to events. It is a good idea to take the training so you understand the BSA’s commitment to safety. Training is required for all registered adults. See Mr. Allen for details.

National Outdoor Awards

Posted on Jun 14 2019 - 9:11am
As discussed at the Court of Honor, attached are the requirements for the various segments of the National Outdoor award.  If you son is interested in earning these awards, there are certain merit badges and activities such as the mile swim they need to complete.

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