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.

Court of Honor

Posted on Sep 22 2021 - 10:20am

Deerpath Park
24 Warrington Road

Earn $ by Selling Popcorn at Site Sales

Posted on Sep 13 2021 - 8:08pm

As Mrs. Weiss shared with the scouts, Popcorn sales is here!  This allows you to earn money toward scout events.  There are site sales that you can attend and sell popcorn.  Unlike prior years, where scouts can sign up for site sales on the troop website - you will be signing up for the site sales through the Trail's End app or site ( https://www.trails-end.com/). Log in and sign up for a site. 

Popcorn Sales!

Posted on Sep 11 2021 - 5:25pm

It's popcorn time!  Your scouts should have received information at an August meeting regarding sales this year.  Attached is the form that our Popcorn Kernel, Mrs. Weiss handed out.  The door-to-door sales form is also attached.

No Cash Payments Please!

Posted on Aug 26 2021 - 6:51am

The Troop is moving forward to the next level of accounting practices. This means we will no longer accept cash for payments.  Please either write a check for a specific event, with details in the notes.  There is also a very convenient option of funding your scouts account with a check and then indicate 'scout account' when paying.

Troop Library Merit Badge Books

Posted on Jun 25 2021 - 8:41am

The troop has a library of merit badge books ranging from the early 2000s to current.  If you need to check out a book while working on a badge, please reach out to the troop librarian Ryan Allen ryanslallen@gmail.com.  The list of current books is attached.  If you need a book before camp please place your request by July 2nd.

OKPIK: Cold Weather Camping Training opportunity through Council

Posted on May 10 2021 - 12:27pm

Interested Scouts and adults can register for OKPIK training through Council. OKPIK (Inuit for snowy owl) was developed at the BSA's Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota. This program develops survival and preparedness skills for camping and trekking in low temperatures. The course covers topics such as dressing for and sleeping in the cold, cold-weather shelters, cooking and meal preparation, equipment, first aid, hypothermia, and more. OKPIK is open to adults as well as youth age 14 and older at the time of training. The training costs $60 and consists of 3 mandatory classroom sessions and 1 overnight camping practical