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.

Scouting Virtual 5k

Posted on Oct 30 2020 - 1:43pm

Scouting Virtual 5K

Get (or stay) Healthy this Fall with our Scouting Virtual 5K!

Just a reminder that adults and Scouts can grab a one of a kind “Inaugural NEIC Scouting 5K” Patch for signing up for our Virtual Fall 5K! You can run the race anytime between Oct. 13st and Nov. 8th with a live stream event on the 8th!  

Re-Charter EVENT - Fees Due 11/19

Posted on Oct 27 2020 - 12:20pm

Every year the Troop renews our charter with the Boys Scouts of America.  Our Troop is vibrant and growing. Each of you is an important part of our future success and we are looking forward to seeing you next year and having a great time at meetings and camp-outs! 

Themes for the Troop Meetings

Posted on Oct 4 2020 - 6:52am

Monthly Troop Meeting Themes:

September- Scout rank  

October-fishing campout Oakarro or virtual campout 

November- cold weather campout -Crown 

Popcorn Sales 2020

Posted on Sep 19 2020 - 10:50pm

Popcorn sales this year are online or door-to-door.  The date to place the last order with Mrs. Weiss is November 6th!  Information on how to sell is here.

Seabase 2021 Payments

Posted on Sep 8 2020 - 9:55pm

For those registered for Seabase 2021 (3 treks), the first installment from Troop 273 to Seabase is due October 1st.  Our treasurer, Mrs. Weiss, will be sending emails with amounts due to all registered.  Funds transferred from the 2020 Summit that was canceled have been applied. If funds are owed, please get in touch with Mrs. Weiss for payment (info included in the email).

Need Current Medical Forms Required!!!

Posted on Sep 4 2020 - 10:23am

Need Current Medical Forms!

Many scouts have expired medical forms. As we begin to camp again, it will be required to have current medical forms to camp.

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