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.

Merit Badge Opportunity: Citizenship in the Society

Posted on Jul 13 2024 - 10:30pm

We will be offering a merit badge opportunity for scouts wanting to complete the Eagle required, Citizenship in the Society merit badge.  This course has highly participative requirements, where scouts will work in a small group through intensive discussion over approximately four sessions.  Scouts can find the requirements for the badge in the Troop Library page of the website.  If you are interested, please see Mr. Jones for a blue card before signing up.  The second session will be Monday, July 15th at 6pm at Lake Charles Park shelter in Vernon Hills.   We need another adult, so the session will not be held if we don't have at least a parent present.  For the second session, 4-7 requirements will be discussed.  Scouts should have answers written and prepared to discuss. Mrs. Price-Ryniec will be the counselor for this merit badge.  

Jonah Crowe’s Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Jun 22 2024 - 8:19am

Please join Jonah Crowe at Christ Lutheran Church on August 3 at 1 PM for his Eagle Court of honor. Please sign up on the troop calendar. 

New Info on the August Campout- THE FORGE

Posted on Jun 20 2024 - 5:30pm

Sign up for this awesome opportunity to experience The Forge! Sign up on the calendar to attend. See new information below:

  • Some of the activities that scouts may do include a ropes course, climbing, zip line, kayaking and many other activities.  Scouts will not be able to do laser tag since this is prohibited by Scouts BSA.

Enjoy Your Summer

Posted on Jun 6 2024 - 10:03am

Troop Library Update

Posted on May 21 2024 - 9:36pm

Dear Scouts and Parents

The Troop Library has now been updated. You will now be able to access the web versions of any merit badge books listed by hovering your cursor over the book in question and clicking the name, which will take you to the digital version. You can find the Troop Library under the Menu Tab on the Troop Website. This is a great way for scouts to study and work on these without needing a physical copy; however, remember that these physical copies are still available for use. 

Troop Guide Book 2024-2025

Posted on May 18 2024 - 10:25pm

If you ever want to know more about our local troop and how things work - this is the read.  The updated Guide book is available - check it out! Trust me, most of your questions are answered in it - and if not, see your committee and Troop leadership as we’d be more than happy to answer any questions! Thanks to the committee volunteers who take their time to put it together and keep it up to date.

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