Welcome to Troop 273 Vernon Hills, IL

Welcome to Troop 273's Website!

Please see our "Upcoming Events" list on the left 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 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 meets on the first Thursday of the month.
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 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 scouts 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 scout-led, traditional Scouting program, we welcome you to visit us. Stop by one of our meetings, or contact our Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@troop273vh.org.

Message from our ScoutMaster

Posted on May 26 2023 - 11:40pm

Scouts, we are moving the Patrol Leader Election on May 25 at the Scout meeting to the following week before the COH.  If you are interested in running, you need to let Mr. Jones.   

Court of Honor ( COH) 6/1- Scouts to bring Snacks! Sign-up!

Posted on May 22 2023 - 12:22pm

We will have our Court of Honor ( COH) during the June 1st troop meeting.  If you are attending - 

1) Sign up on the calendar, and 

2) Sign up to bring Snacks/Drinks

Merit Badge counselors need to renew!

Posted on May 22 2023 - 12:21pm

If you are a merit badge counselor, you'll need to renew as a counselor by June 16th.  Please use the link below.  If you'd like to remove badges, this is the time.

Mark Your Calendar for Summer Events for the Troop- NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Posted on May 15 2023 - 1:36pm

Check out the calendar for summer events coming up such as July 4 parade, selling glow sticks at the Vernon Hills fireworks and August 1 National Night Out ( NNO) where we can promote the troop to the community.

Reimbursement Requests Submitted within 30 days

Posted on Mar 12 2023 - 1:10pm


With the conversion to the new Finance system, the 30-day reimbursement policy will be enforced.  If you have not submitted a request for reimbursement, it will be considered a donation.  Funds will be reimbursed into Leader Accounts, Scout Accounts, Parent accounts unless otherwise requested.

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Summer Scout Camp

Posted on Mar 7 2023 - 6:30pm

Event Details:

Join us for summer camp June 25-July 1 in the Northwoods of Wisconsin! Scouts will build their Scouting skills, sleep under the stars, and find adventure. Core program areas include Aquatics, Ecology-Conservation, Handicraft, Pinnacle, Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports, and Trailblazer (for first-year Scouts). Monday through Thursday are primary instructions days where Scouts will work on merit badge requirements. Friday is reserved for last-minute requirements and camp-wide games. Last year’s offerings can be found here: 2022+Schedule+-+East+Camp.pdf (squarespace.com). This year’s schedule will be available in coming weeks.                                                                  

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