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 273 VH Facebook Group

Posted on Nov 29 2020 - 6:21pm

We have a closed Facebook group where we post announcements and pictures. If you are on FB and would like to be a member, here's the link to request access.

Shop With Scrip Gift Card Update - Ship to home, holiday gift guide & thank scriping days

Posted on Nov 12 2020 - 7:21pm
  • The new “FAMILY SHIP TO HOME” program went live last week - hooray! 

Grubmaster Recipt Submission

Posted on Nov 9 2020 - 7:33pm

Grubmasters - If you have receipts from the campout, please submit your receipts to Mrs. Weiss, our Troop treasurer, via email to treasurer@troop273vh.net for reimbursement. 

Scouting Virtual 5k

Posted on Oct 30 2020 - 1:43pm

Scouting Virtual 5K

Get (or stay) Healthy this Fall with our Scouting Virtual 5K!

Just a reminder that adults and Scouts can grab a one of a kind “Inaugural NEIC Scouting 5K” Patch for signing up for our Virtual Fall 5K! You can run the race anytime between Oct. 13st and Nov. 8th with a live stream event on the 8th!  

Re-Charter EVENT - Fees Due 11/19

Posted on Oct 27 2020 - 12:20pm

Every year the Troop renews our charter with the Boys Scouts of America.  Our Troop is vibrant and growing. Each of you is an important part of our future success and we are looking forward to seeing you next year and having a great time at meetings and camp-outs! 

Themes for the Troop Meetings

Posted on Oct 4 2020 - 6:52am

Monthly Troop Meeting Themes:

September- Scout rank  

October-fishing campout Oakarro or virtual campout 

November- cold weather campout -Crown