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.

Community Service Hours – St. Mary of Vernon Fish Fry

Posted on Mar 23 2019 - 4:09pm

Help is needed to clean tables at the St. Mary of Vernon Fish Fry on April 5 and April 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Please sign-up on the website.

3/31 - Eagle Court of Honor for Matt Mangoni

Posted on Mar 22 2019 - 1:52pm

Join the troop and Matt's family in the celebration of Matt becoming an Eagle scout at his court of honor.

On Sunday, March 31st starting at 3 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church.

Time to sign up for Summer Camp!

Posted on Mar 22 2019 - 1:52pm

April 25th is the earlybird deadline for getting the low camp price of $335 per scout. If you pay omline, there will be a small service fee.

Adults are $190 for the week - earlybird price.

Troop Apparel Available - Please contact Mrs. Allen

Posted on Mar 22 2019 - 1:51pm

Troop apparel is available for pick up. Please contact Mrs. Allen.

April Campout – Galena

Posted on Mar 22 2019 - 1:51pm
Please sign up for the April campout. We need to know how many scouts are going so we can recruit drivers. 

4/13 - Pancake Breakfast

Posted on Mar 22 2019 - 1:50pm

Pancake Breakfast ticket packets have been distributed at the last two troop meetings, if you have not yet picked up your ticket packet, please be sure to do it at the next troop meeting. If you need to make other arrangements to pick up your tickets, you can contact Mr. Allen at 847-217-9067 or rscottallen68@gmail.com.