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.

8/25 - Church Picnic 9 a.m.-Noon (service hours)

Posted on Aug 22 2019 - 9:19pm

We need scouts to setup, run the bounce house and clean up for the picnic on August 25. Sign-up.

New campouts added

Posted on Aug 22 2019 - 9:19pm

Sign-Up is open.

Rock Cut State Park
Sept 13-15th, 2019

Rokilio (Viking Ship)
February 14 – 16, 2020

Interested in a Black Hawk game?

Posted on Aug 22 2019 - 9:18pm

The Chicago Black Hawks are having 2 scouts nights:

Sunday November 10th against the Toronto Maple Leafs

Sunday December 15th against the Minnesota Wilds

Fall Merit Badges

Posted on Aug 22 2019 - 9:18pm
For more details on these merit badges and how to enroll, see the Merit Badge Opportunities link in the left navigation:
Nuclear Science Merit Badge
Registration is open for each of the Fall 2019workshops. We have space available for the following dates:
September 14
October 6
December 7
Animation, Astronomy, Digital Technology, Game Design, Movie Making, Photography, Programming merit badges are offered through the Microsoft Store at Woodfield Mall.  More information at http://threefirescouncil.org/portfolio/microsoft-merit-badge-program/


9/1 - Troop Lock In – Save the Date

Posted on Aug 22 2019 - 9:18pm

The troop will be spending the night at Christ Lutheran Sunday, September 1 st – September 2 nd.  More details to come on what is planned, food, cost, etc.

ScriptNow e-Cards - earn $$ for your scout

Posted on Aug 22 2019 - 9:17pm

Don't forget if you need to do any gift shopping--you can give a gift card as a gift and earn $$ for your scout as well! Myself and a few families have already earned over $350 since December...Very easy to do! Give a gift of a dinner, Mario Tricoci's, etc... And don't forget - you can purchase ScriptNow e-Cards 24/7 for immediate use (use online or in the store/restaurant). 100% of the rebate is credited to your scout account to use.