Welcome to Troop 72 and 4172

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. The South San Francisco Elks Lodge has been our chartering organization since the early 1960’s. We regularly provide service in support of their efforts in the community.

Troop 72 celebrated 100 years of Scouting in November 2019 

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. We have attended Wente for the past several years. During the summer, we feature our weeklong high adventure trip, such as backpacking in the Sierras. Our members are from San Bruno and the surrounding communities. 

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.

Troop Meeting Announcements for 10/15

Posted on Oct 16 2020 - 7:29pm
  • Kylie's Eagle project is Saturday 10/17. Bring clothing that can get paint on it. Bring water bottles and facemasks. Please RSVP. Please complete COVID pre-screening questionnaire by 8:00 a.m. Saturday.
  • Look for information about the 10/24 virtual campout on later this weekend 
  • PLC meeting next Tuesday (7:00 pm on Zoom) to discuss Virtual Campout on 10/24 and Patrol Meetings on 10/29. Clarissa should attend PLC meeting with a plan for the Campout campfire.
  • Next week we're working on Merit Badges. Those working in Inventing merit badge will meet in person at Roger Williams Academy. Unless you hear differently from your Counselor, everyone else will be meeting over Zoom. 

100 Years of Scouting

Posted on Nov 4 2019 - 9:28pm

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Troop 72's Centennial!

Troop 72 and 4172 Traveling This Summer

Posted on Jul 29 2019 - 7:05pm

We have a crew of 10 Scouts and 4 leaders at Northern Tier and 3 Scouts and a leader at the 2019 World Jamboree. Safe travels everyone!

Support Troops 72 and 4172 with Your Amazon Purchases

Posted on Mar 13 2019 - 5:28pm

If you are a regular Amazon shopper, I encourage you to support the Troop through the AmazonSmile program. Please follow the https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-3254077 link to find out more.

Your support will go the 501c(3) organization Parent Boosters of 72. The boosters organization will distribute the funds it receives to the Troops to use for general purposes.

Kehl's Eagle Project

Posted on Mar 5 2019 - 3:13pm

A great big THANK YOU to all the Scouts and adults from Troops 72 and 4172 who came out to help Kehl with his Eagle project for Green Hills Elementary School.

Scout Sunday 2019

Posted on Feb 10 2019 - 1:05pm

A Scout is reverent... Scouts from Troop 72, Pack 290 and other Scout units in and arround San Bruno pay a visit to St. Roberts on Scout Sunday.

BSA Troops 72 & 4172