Welcome to Troop 72 and 4172

100 Years of Scouting

San Bruno’s Troop 72 received its first charter from the Boy Scout of America in May 1917. We are one of the longest running Scout units in the Bay Area and have been in continuous service since 1922. On February 1, 2019, the first day such a unit could be formed, we founded our partner Girls Troop 4172.

We meet Thursday evenings, year-round at 7:00 p.m. Meetings last 90 minutes. During the school year we meet at John Muir School and during the summer months we meet at San Bruno City Park. Our Troops place an emphasis on high adventure. We plan at least one weekend outdoor activity a month. Most months, those events include opportunities to camp outdoors. Our Troop spends one week each year at summer camp at Wente Scout Reservation near Willits California. During the summer, we feature a high adventure trip, such as backpacking in the Sierras and treks to the BSA High-Adventure Bases. Our members are from San Bruno and the surrounding communities including Millbrae, Pacifica and South San Francisco.

If you are a boy or girl between 11 and 17 and interested in joining Scouts, you can reach us through the "Contact Us" link on the left side of this page. Follow the "About Us" link to the left to learn more about us. 

Are you interested in Cub Scouts for boys and girls in 1st through 5th grade? Please visit our partner Pack's site at www.sanbrunopack290.org.

This Week's Announcements

Posted on Oct 4 2023 - 10:11am
  • We will continue to be working on the first aid requirements for Second Class at the September 28th Troop Meeting. All Scouts should review pages 115 - 124 of their handbook in preparation for the meeting (as will as 128-141 if they did not do it ahead of last week).
  • Next PLC meeting will be October 26 at 6:00. SPL, ASPL, PL's, Instructors and Troop Guides to required attend.

25th World Scout Jamboree

Posted on Aug 27 2023 - 9:44pm

In August, five of our Scouts attended the World Scout Jamboree this year in South Korea! Representing the United States, they met many other scouts from around the world.

River Rafting Last Weekend!

Posted on Aug 27 2023 - 3:29pm

Scouts went on a one night camping trip in Coloma to go River Rafting! Rafts went down the rapids in both the Middle and South Forks.

Native Sons Campout

Posted on Aug 10 2023 - 1:26pm

Scouts went on a two night campout in Native Sons, fulfilling various Tenderfoot, Second-class, and First-class requirements including water purification!

Wente 2023

Posted on Jul 10 2023 - 12:17pm

Scouts at San Bruno Posy Parade

Posted on Jun 6 2023 - 9:55pm

Last Sunday, scouts marched in this year's posy parade to celebrate the community and support the troop!

BSA Troops 72 & 4172