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.

2018 Memorial Day Work Weekend

Posted on May 18 2018 - 8:54pm
The OA has a work weekend up at Makajawan in order to get the camp ready for summer but you don't have to be an OA member to attend.

June Campout - Sign up now

Posted on May 18 2018 - 8:53pm

Sign up for the last campout before summer.

Our June campout is June 1-3 at Chain o Lakes State Park

Court of Honor/BBQ Sunday June 10th - Please sign up

Posted on May 18 2018 - 8:53pm

We will be having our June COH at Hartmann Park North Shelter on Sunday June 10th @ 3 p.m.

Please sign up every member of your family who is attending - parents, siblings and guests. In the notes, indicate how many burgers / hot dogs that person will want. Just to give us an idea of how much to buy.

Updates from our Chartered Organization - Christ Lutheran

Posted on May 18 2018 - 8:53pm

Service Hours Opportunity - Caring Hands. In 2017, Caring Hands donated 580 blankets to Project Linus and heard that our beautiful efforts were very well received --- a huge thank you goes to everyone who helped to make a difference in a child's life!!! We will have blankets to crochet, fabric to cut and skip-stitch, and will enjoy a delightful morning of fellowship and goodwill.

NEW YPT – All leaders/volunteers must take by 10/1/18

Posted on May 18 2018 - 8:52pm

The BSA has announced bold, wide-ranging updates to its Youth Protection program as part of an ongoing effort to protect young people from child abuse.

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