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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.

Makajawan Summer Camp - July 5-11 Sign-up

Posted on Mar 22 2020 - 12:30am

Time to Signup for Makajawan Summer Camp – July 5-11, 2020

May 14th is the earlybird deadline for getting the low camp price of $345 per scout. If you pay online, there will be a small service fee. To enroll, go to the troop calendar for July 5 and click register.

Message on Troop Activities - COVID-19

Posted on Mar 13 2020 - 6:46pm

 Troop 273 Families-

By now, I'm sure you've all seen and heard the messages from District 73 and 128 regarding the preparations taken to help protect our students and families from COVID-19, preparations which include closing down outside access to school buildings.  Likely for Spaghetti dinner as well.   With that in mind, we will be cancelling our troop meetings at least through mid April.  If we are not able to reasonably assure a location for the Spaghetti dinner, at this point we are not, we will also need to cancel site sales.  

Parent Info / Q&A

Posted on Mar 6 2020 - 6:43pm

Monthly Parent meetings to share ~15 min of information on a topic with parents and have time for Q&A. All parent meetings will be from 7:30 - 8:00 pm during Troop meetings and are scheduled on the calendar. We look forward to seeing you.

Working with Merit Badge Counselors - Updates

Posted on Mar 6 2020 - 6:43pm

BSA has updated its guidelines for merit badge counselors to state that a second registered adult or the parent/legal guardian must be present at all instructional meetings. Please reach out to Charlotte Allen or Bill Jones if you have questions that pertain to your scout.

May Campout

Posted on Mar 6 2020 - 6:42pm

Signup now for the Troop 273 May Camp outing at Moraine View State Rec Area and visit to Upper Limits indoor climbing facility.

https://youtu.be/V8sj-ASI9aI

New Medical Forms A, B, C

Posted on Mar 6 2020 - 6:42pm

Please begin using the new forms when the current ones expire. The updated forms are on the website in the Forms section and can also be downloaded at this LINK.