Welcome to Troop 273 Vernon Hills, IL

Welcome to Troop 273's Website!

Please see our "Upcoming Events" list on the left 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 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 meets on the first Thursday of the month.
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 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 scouts 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 scout-led, traditional Scouting program, we welcome you to visit us. Stop by one of our meetings, or contact our Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@troop273vh.org.

Bowling, Pizza, Arcade Games- 2/29- Sign Up

Posted on Feb 17 2024 - 9:22am

On 2/29, during the normal meeting, the troop will be hosting a bowling night at Bolero in Vernon Hills. You pay only $5 per person ( adults welcome too) and you get 1 1/2 hours of bowling, a $10 arcade card, a slice of pizza, unlimited soda & shoe rental.   Sign-up on the troop calendar by 2/25.  

Important information to maintain registered status for both Youth and Adults in 2024.

Posted on Feb 15 2024 - 2:35pm

Important information to maintain registered status for both Youth and Adults in 2024.

  • National will now send registration invoices to all members via the member’s email on record
  • If the member doesn’t pay, they will be dropped **Registering has a higher fee than renewal**
  • Thus the email must be correct so the member gets the invoice
  • Adult mobile phone needs to be listed as primary (green check box signifies primary)

 Please confirm and update your contact information at my.scouting.org ASAP. 

Grant's Pilgrimage

Posted on Feb 12 2024 - 8:48pm

March 18th is the latest date to sign up for the very popular Grant's Pilgrimage April 26-28th.  Sign up as soon as you can so we can reserve our spot.  

Law Merit Badge March 2nd

Posted on Feb 12 2024 - 1:37pm

If you are interested in law, NEIC is hosting a Law Merit badge seminar at the Lake County Courthouse on March 2nd 8:15-4pm. Sign up after you get your blue card from Mr. Jones. For more information email Taylor Jaffe at tjaffe@lakecountyil.gov or call 847.377.3724. https://19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us/1428/Law-Merit-Badge-Seminar

MaKaJaWan Summer Camp Signup

Posted on Feb 12 2024 - 1:29pm

If you are interested in attending the ever-popular with adults and scouts alike, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan summer camp, please sign up and take advantage of the regular price deadline of $415 ( for scouts).  The camp is held July 21-July27, 2024 at the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation in Wisconsin.  This year we will be at the Chippewa, East Campsite.  If you are interested, sign up in the calendar of the website, and see Mrs. Chang at outdoorchair@troop273vh.net for questions or visit makajawan.com site.  

Troop Apparel: Order Now!

Posted on Feb 10 2024 - 10:18am

Turn in your order By 2/19! We are doing a troop apparel order this month.  It has been a few years since we've placed an order.  Each scout gets a FREE Class B Shirt.  You can also order additional shirts as well as the popular ( and warm) fleece jacket or the bucket hat.  You can see all items in the attached file.  All items are branded with Troop 273, with the fleece jacket having the option to add your name.  Please complete a form and email it to secretary@troop273vh.net by February 19th.   All payments will be taken out of your scout account unless noted on your form.