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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.

Troop Apparel Order - orders DUE 5/13

Posted on May 2 2021 - 7:00pm

It's time to place your order for Troop 273 Jackets, Class B t-Shirts, and Hats!  Descriptions and a fillable order form are attached.  Adults are welcome to order for themselves to show Troop spirit.

Need Assistance Logging in or Navigating the Troop Site?

Posted on Apr 5 2021 - 9:09pm

If you have any questions or need help navigating the troop site, please contact Carey Price @ secretary@troop273vh.net. If there is enough interest, we can set up a Zoom and I can screen share to assist!  We want everyone comfortable logging in and making the site helpful. 

Claim Company Restaurant Fundraiser - Thank you!

Posted on Mar 18 2021 - 9:03pm

Thank you everyone for coming out to eat at Claim Company! 

NEW Troop Guidebook and Bylaws- Updated

Posted on Mar 18 2021 - 8:38pm

The committee has reviewed and approved a new Troop Guidebook and bylaws.  Please read the guidebook as you'll find helpful information about our Troop!  

Time to Signup for Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Summer Camp – July 11-17, 2021 (Week 4)

Posted on Mar 11 2021 - 7:19pm

May 15th is the early bird deadline for getting the low camp price of $365 per scout (note that this includes a one-time $15 Covid-19 surcharge due to additional PPE and cleaning/disinfecting that the camp is undertaking). To sign-up, go to the troop calendar for July 11 and click register. Preferred payment methods are Scout Account or check which can be brought to one of the upcoming Troop meetings.

2021 Friends of Scouting (FOS) - almost 70% of our goal!!

Posted on Mar 11 2021 - 12:01pm

The 2021 Friends of Scouting or FOS donation site is open.

Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign of the Northeast Illinois Council. Direct giving supports over 30% of the Council budget every year. That means over a quarter of every dollar in the council budget comes from the generosity of Scouting families, alumni and community supporters. Without this funding, our council could not provide the resources necessary to provide a quality, adventure-filled scouting program.