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.

Join us for the Aptakistic District Awards Night

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 2:41pm
Please come and celebrate with award recipients from Troop 273 - Betsy Weiss, Bill Jones, Charlotte Allen.

Transportation of Scouts to Events

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 2:37pm
To align with the 2 deep leadership BSA requirements, Troop 273 updated its guidelines for transporting scouts to and from events. Please contact Charlotte Allen or Bill Jones with questions. Events risk cancellation if coverage isn't available.  

Transportation of a non-family member scout requires either:
  • 2 adults in one vehicle, where at least one is a registered adult leader
  • 2 adults, where at least one is a registered adult leader, coordinating travel in separate cars. Stops need to be coordinated to comply with the requirement of no one-on-one contact.


New Medical Forms A, B, C

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 2:34pm

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.

Working with Merit Badge Counselors - Updates

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 2:34pm

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.

Volunteers Needed!!

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 2:32pm
Please reach out to Charlotte Allen with your interest and willingness to help. Our programs only run with dedicated adult volunteers.

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

Posted on Jan 17 2020 - 2:32pm
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)