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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 Elementry 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. We currently have the following trips planned:

  • 2024: Sea Base (Florida and St. Thomas)
  • 2025: Northern Tier High Adventure
  • 2026: National Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtal Reserve (to be run by Pacific Skyline Council)
  • 2027: TBD (possibly Philmont Scout Ranch BSA) The 26th World Scout Jamboree will also take place this year near Gdańsk, Poland

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.

Lucas's Eagle Project

Posted on Apr 14 2024 - 11:39pm

Lucas led Scouts to complete his Eagle project of painting a mural at the Taylor Middle School garden. It turned out so well!!

This Week's Announcements

Posted on Apr 12 2024 - 10:30am

Upcoming Troop Meetings

  • We will be continuing our prepwork for the Camporee and our new Scouts will be focused on their Scout rank at the next Troop meeting. The Duct Tape Patrol will be performing the opening flag ceremony at the - they should arrive a few minutes early to prepare for the opening.
    • The New Scout Patrol will be selecting their patrol name at this meeting. Those Scouts need to attend if they wish to have a say in the Patrol name.
  • Please reminder that Troop meetings start at 7:00 and PLC members should be there 10 minutes early for last minute instructions. I realize some of our Scouts have another activity immediatly prior to the Troop meeting, but we ask everyone else to be courtous and be on time to the start of the meeting.
  • The next PLC meeting will be April 25, at 6:00. SPL, ASPL, PL's, Instructors and Troop Guides to required attend.

Upcoming Events

  • Gio's Eagle project will be Sat. April 20 at John Muir. Please RSVP if you can attend.
  • Sign-ups are open for both the Camporee and Angel Island Trips.

Summer Camp Merit Badge Schedule

Posted on Apr 12 2024 - 10:29am

The Summer Camp merit badge schedule is available at https://ggacbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/2024-WSR-Merit-Badge-Schedule.jpg. 

We'll be discussing this further at the April 25 Troop meeting. Online sign-ups will be open May 1. One change (which IMHO is a good one) is that several merit badges have been expanded to two hours so that requriements can be covered properly. The one downside to this is that those sessions will likely fill quickly, so jumping on on-line registration will be important for those badges.

John Muir Pancake Breakfast

Posted on Mar 23 2024 - 8:37am

Scouts helped cook, serve, and clean-up at John Muir's annual Pancake Breakfast event as a thank you for using the facilities at the school. This counted as service hours and Scouts got free breakfast!! We appreciate all of the help!

Mission Peak 6.9 Mile Hike!!

Posted on Mar 23 2024 - 8:37am

Scouts learned how to use their compass on a hike to complete requirements 3a and 3b for Second Class. It was a 6.9 mile round trip with 1,997' elevation gain!

Conservation Service Event

Posted on Mar 10 2024 - 12:10am

At Junipero Serra Park, scouts installed native riparian plant species. Many attended to fulfill conservation hours to work towards life rank!

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