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.

2/21 - Fundraiser at Portillo's in Vernon Hills

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 12:45pm

Stop by Portillo’s in Vernon Hills on February 21 for our troop fundraiser, 4-9 pm

2/25 - Court of Honor - Don't forget to sign up

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 12:45pm

Please join us for our Court of Honor on Sunday, February 25th at 3 p.m. Please bring a treat to share and don't forget your ribbons. Also, please sign-up so we know how many people are attending.

March 3rd - First Aid Meet - Join the competition team

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 12:44pm

Need to know who is interested in participating in this event so we can assemble our team and arrange practice.  If you are new to administering first aid, this is the event to learn and practice your skills. Sign up now. The event is First Aid Meet - March 3rd 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. - meet at church. Meet to be held at Lake Villa Township Center 37850 N Il Route 59 Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

March 10th - Crossover

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 12:44pm

Need scouts who can attend the Pack Blue and Gold and help our crossovers transition to the troop.

March Campout - sign up is open

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 12:44pm

We have our crossover scouts camping with us - please sign up if you plan on attending

Summer Camp is coming!

Posted on Feb 17 2018 - 12:43pm

We are about 5 months from summer camp. Time to get your $125 deposit in.

We are trying something new this year. In the past, we were at camp for weeks 3 and 4. The last 4-5 years we have just done week 3. This year, we are moving to week 4 in an effort to have smaller crowds at camp and therefore more chances that scouts can do more.