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.

NEW Scouting America Registration Renewal Process has begun!!

Posted on Jul 20 2024 - 8:13am


Renewals will NO longer be processed at troop recharter in the fall.  Adult leaders and youth members will be individually responsible for their renewals.  This is a process change we communicated back in February and has now taken effect.

Scouts Going to MaKaJaWan

Posted on Jul 19 2024 - 4:59pm

We wish all of our scouts attending Camp MaKaJaWan a GREAT week full of adventure, learning and fun! 

Calendar additions

Posted on Jul 19 2024 - 4:58pm

Check the calendar for upcoming Troop meetings for the 2024-2025 Troop year! 

Merit Badge Opportunity: Citizenship in the Society

Posted on Jul 19 2024 - 4:57pm

We will be offering a merit badge opportunity for scouts wanting to complete the Eagle required, Citizenship in the Society merit badge.  This course has highly participative requirements, where scouts will work in a small group through intensive discussion over approximately four sessions.  Scouts can find the requirements for the badge in the Troop Library page of the website.  If you are interested, please see Mr. Jones for a blue card before signing up.  We will be scheduling our third and final session - so if you need to finish up the requirements, please email Mrs. Price at secretary@troop273vh.net.  

Jonah Crowe’s Eagle Court of Honor

Posted on Jun 22 2024 - 8:19am

Please join Jonah Crowe at Christ Lutheran Church on August 3 at 1 PM for his Eagle Court of honor. Please sign up on the troop calendar. 

New Info on the August Campout- THE FORGE

Posted on Jun 20 2024 - 5:30pm

Sign up for this awesome opportunity to experience The Forge! Sign up on the calendar to attend. See new information below:

  • Some of the activities that scouts may do include a ropes course, climbing, zip line, kayaking and many other activities.  Scouts will not be able to do laser tag since this is prohibited by Scouts BSA.

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