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.

12/15/19 - Interested in a Blackhawks game?

Posted on Dec 12 2019 - 8:19pm

The Chicago Blackhawks are having a scouts night:

Sunday, December 15th against the Minnesota Wild

Tickets for >10 are $70.56

1/25/20 First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Merit Badges

Posted on Dec 12 2019 - 8:19pm
Hosted by: Alpha Phi Omega, Sigma Chapter 

Emergency Preparedness: 10AM-4PM
First Aid: 10AM-1PM
(Check-in begins at 9:45AM)

Location: Fisk Hall on Northwestern University campus (1845 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL)

1/28/20 - Restaurant Fundraiser at Cafe Zupas

Posted on Dec 12 2019 - 8:19pm

Bring your friends and family to eat at Cafe Zupas from 5 - 9 pm, January 28.  Mention you are part of the fundraiser when you order. This is a Troop 273 fundraiser that helps us fund programs, equipment, and supplies. It's also a great time to hang out with other scouting families.

Parent Info / Q&A

Posted on Dec 12 2019 - 8:18pm

In January 2020, monthly Parent meetings begin. There's a lot happening in our Troop and in Scouting. Each month we'll use this time to share about 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.

2020 Summit High Adventure sign-up is closing (you can be 13)

Posted on Dec 12 2019 - 8:18pm
Program Dates: 7/19/2020 – 7/25/2020
Add one full day of train travel before and after these dates for planning purposes.
The Summit Experience is open to registered Scouts who are at least 13 years old by September 1st, 2020. The Summit provides tents, cots and all program equipment for our group.
Breakfast and dinner will be served in the Summit dining hall.
Shelf-stable lunches will be issued to accompany participants to their daily program venues.
Summit High Adventure Program Cost is $825.00 per scout plus train fare (TBD in 2020)
Balance $425 -- Due March 31, 2020
Summit Trailer Video:  https://youtu.be/kF-cN_ufAmk

LINK: - planning guide and packing lists

Do you know Word Press? Can you help Christ Lutheran?

Posted on Dec 12 2019 - 8:18pm

Our chartered organization, Christ Lutheran is looking for someone to donate some time to help with their website in Word Press. It is built on a very old platform and costing 3x more because of that. They also want to separate the church and preschool information. They can work with the parties involved to storyboard out what is needed, but need someone tech savvy to build it. Your help is appreciated.