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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.

Interested in a Black Hawk game?

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 10:48pm

The Chicago Black Hawks are having 2 scouts nights:

Sunday November 10th against the Toronto Maple Leafs

Sunday December 15th against the Minnesota Wilds

Christ Lutheran Preschool needs help - 1 hour

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 8:58pm

Help Needed

As our building transitions from the summer Kids Kamp program to our school-year preschool, we need volunteers to help move furniture for carpet cleaning.

Advancement Meeting -8/22

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 8:57pm
8/22 will be our summer Advancement meeting.   For those who attended Makajawan - come get your books signed off and pick up blue cards/partials.  If you need blue cards for merit badges,  a counselor to finish a merit badge, get your books signed off on requirements for advancement and or need a Scoutmaster Conference or a Board of Review this is your day.  

Can you help Christ Lutheran for an hour?

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 8:57pm

The Christ Lutheran Preschool needs volunteers to help move furniture for carpet cleaning throughout the church/preschool building.

Fall Merit Badges

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 8:56pm
For more details on these merit badges and how to enroll, see the Merit Badge Opportunities link in the left navigation:
 
Nuclear Science Merit Badge
Registration is open for each of the Fall 2019workshops. We have space available for the following dates:
September 14
October 6
December 7
 
Animation, Astronomy, Digital Technology, Game Design, Movie Making, Photography, Programming merit badges are offered through the Microsoft Store at Woodfield Mall.  More information at http://threefirescouncil.org/portfolio/microsoft-merit-badge-program/

Swimming

8/25 - Church Picnic 9 a.m.-Noon (service hours)

Posted on Aug 10 2019 - 8:56pm

We need scouts to setup, run the bounce house and clean up for the picnic on August 25. Sign-up.

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